There Isn’t a Word For It, But Let’s Keep It Going

Many say a photo speaks a thousand words. But as these past four years play in a reel of a million photos, memories, and moments, I realize there aren’t enough words. There isn’t even a word. There is no word for feeling sad and happy and nostalgic and optimistic at the same time. University has […]

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The End of An Era (May 2017)

H O W I S L I F E T H I S C R A Z Y H O W D O Y O U J U S T E N D O N E P A R T O F Y O U R L I F E A N D T H […]

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How to Be Rejected From Your Dream Company With a Smile

Four days ago I got a call at the gym. Standing outside of the equipment room, my phone buzzed – I recognized the number as the HR agent at a company I had been talking to for the past few weeks. I was eager to hear what new opportunities were in play, so I answered […]

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From The Optimist Who Told You Not To Worry: I’m Freaking The F**k Out

I’m usually the guy that gives his friends advice during tough times, offering perspectives with the glass half full, or the person in the room who laughs in tense situations, laughing at mistakes and dancing in traffic. And the idiot who smiles for no reason. But surprise surprise, sometimes my philosophies don’t always play out in […]

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What I Want To Tell Younger People Seeking Advice When I’m Old and Successful

  Today I received an email from a YouTube fan. Long story short, my YouTube channel resembled a channel that he himself had been wanting to build for a long time, yet lacked the motivation, discipline, or focus to ever materialize. He voiced concerns about not being able to sit down and learn editing programs, […]

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Why “This is Better” Articles May Not Be Better For Us

I pride myself on being an avid consumer of research; as a student and reader of neuropsychology and positive psychology I understand the limits to research, the fleeting state of claims, and the fundamentals behind what constitutes a scientific finding. However, I am also human. So when I read “bagojobi berries make you a superhero”, […]

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One Meditation That Completely Refocused Me

I’m 21 years old, about to graduate college, living in the United States. In other words, a recipe for anxiety, stress, and the pressure to determine who I want to be, the angst over not being that person yet, and the internal twists and turns aligned with figuring out not only how to determine my dreams, […]

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Verses on Forgetting Bad People

Here’s a fact: There are bad people in this world. There are people who will bite at you with disregard, condescendence, and rudimentary behavior. There are people who will bite at others with a complete inadequacy to find respect in the similarities we all share in being human; people who will tear others down, for […]

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To All College Seniors

I can already see the Facebook posts bombarding our feeds, the anxiety washing over the faces of our friends, the scrutiny and contemplation of a future washing over our own. Which is why I am writing to us now, before entering senior year, before becoming coddled in the whirlpool of questions, labels, and self-promoting social […]

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