Let's Connect on Social Media!

You’re Not Fooling Anyone

October 17, 2011

“Hey, have you taken this class before?” I was standing outside the aerobics studio at my gym waiting for my favorite step aerobics class to begin. I turned toward the sound of the voice and was surprised by what I saw. The young lady was probably in her mid-20s. She had blond cornrows with pink…

Read More

Being Mindful of Other Cultures

October 12, 2011

Sometimes I forget that the world doesn’t revolve around me. On Sunday, Chris and I were leaving our apartment to go out for lunch when we noticed police officers blocking off a lot of local streets with metal barriers. The sidewalks were crowded with people carrying folding chairs and coolers. What was going on? Slowly,…

Read More

Imma Let You Finish

October 10, 2011

Me and Kanye West have something in common. And I mean besides our vast fortunes and legions of fans. We’re both interrupters. I try to be polite when I have conversations with people, but there’s always a little voice inside of me that is aching to blurt out something. It’s so bad that I actually…

Read More

Funner Ways to Motivate Your Inner Athlete

October 7, 2011

When I was in 5th grade, I wrote a poem that rhymed the word summer with the word funner. My teacher helpfully informed me that funner wasn’t a real word, but he gave me permission to use it because I had “artistic license.” Now I think of something being funner if it’s edgy fun or…

Read More

How to Stay Sweet in a Sour World

October 5, 2011

“You’re always so happy.” I get that a lot, and it’s true. I am happy…much happier than most people I know. These days, it’s unusual to find someone whose baseline is happiness. What I mean by baseline is the most common state the person is in. If you walked into your coworker’s office without knocking…

Read More