How to regain your confidence

When the pandemic hit Pasha and I lived in Austin. By the time things in Texas started opening up again, we had moved to Northern California (where things wouldn’t open up for quite a while longer). On top of that, Pasha’s mom got a breast cancer diagnosis during the pandemic. Her diagnosis, coupled with the state […]

How do you know when enough is enough?

How do you know when enough is enough? Enough money? Enough success? Enough love? There’s no single answer that will apply to each of us. But I’m convinced that the pathway to each of our answers exist in acknowledging what is in our lives rather than what isn’t. In other words… What do I have […]

How to be More Decisive

Some people have a terrible time making a decision. “What do you want to eat tonight?” “I don’t know, what do you want?” “I don’t care – can you just make a decision!!” Sound familiar? Some decisions, like where to eat, are small. But some decisions, like deciding your life’s purpose, can feel quite big. […]

How to solve any problem

Problems. We’ve all got them. And many of us lack a structured approach to solving them effectively. Today, I’d like to present a problem-solving framework for your consideration—a discovery I made while creating The Master’s Course for Break & Untangle. In my book, I explored three major Mindsets: Self Mindsets (related to “me/I”), Strategy Mindsets (related to “it”), and Social Mindsets (related to “us/we”). […]

Relationships and Power Dynamics

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about power – the power dynamics between people – and how power shapes all our relationships (platonic, romantic, professional, etc.). A clearly defined power structure makes a relationship easier – we know where the lines are drawn. But it also makes for a much less interesting relationship. The […]

Epidemic of Loneliness

We’re living in what has been called, “The Age of Loneliness.” Here are my ideas to begin to address this critical issue.

Will AI replace human musicians? I asked it, this is what it said.

I’m still fascinated by ChatGPT. This week Pasha and I had a discussion about whether AI could eventually replace a human musician. Since he is a professional violinist, you can imagine what he said. I’m not so sure. So I asked ChatGPT if AI could replace human musicians. Here’s what it said:   CHAD: will […]

How to create better conversations

QUESTION FOR CONSIDERATION: Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where you didn’t like how you were being talked to? Maybe feeling like the person you’re in a conversation with is talking down to you? Or has anyone ever told you that they don’t like how you’re talking to them? If so, today I […]


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