To honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, I’d like to share with you this excerpt from my new book, Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness. In early 1992, my biggest goal was to get accepted into a top business school. But it was going to be very hard. I had good grades as an undergrad, but … [Read more...] about How the AIDS Hotline Helped Me Get into Stanford
Interview with Healthier Podcast’s Reena Jadhav
I was delighted that the amazing Reena Jadhav chose to interview me for her podcast, entitled Healthier! She's smart, charismatic, and asked insightful questions about my new book, Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness. Get copies for yourself, your organization, or your clients today. Listen to the interview on … [Read more...] about Interview with Healthier Podcast’s Reena Jadhav
Why Not a Bucket List for Mindfulness?
Do you have a “bucket list”? A lot of people maintain lists of things they want to do, be, or experience before they die. Many people have unwritten “bucket lists” in the back of their minds: “I’d like to start my own company.” “I’d like to do a triathlon.” “I’d like to see Venice someday.” I’m lucky to have traveled the world, and have had a … [Read more...] about Why Not a Bucket List for Mindfulness?
How to Avoid the “I’ll Be Happy Only When …” Syndrome
I remember working very hard for a Silicon Valley start-up. One day I heard the founder/CEO say in exasperation, “I’ll be happy only when we go public!” That was clearly the goal for everyone in the company — having an initial public offering, or IPO, would be a major achievement — and all of us early employees would stand to make millions of … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the “I’ll Be Happy Only When …” Syndrome
Life might suck now. But it should get better…
Think for a second about the older people you know – whether they’re your parents, neighbors, colleagues or friends. Are they happy? The evidence suggests that we can learn a lot about happiness from the older members of our communities. Economics professors Dr. Andrew Oswald from Warwick Business School and Dr. David Blanchflower from Dartmouth … [Read more...] about Life might suck now. But it should get better…
What Does the World Need from You?
"If a man knows the 'why' of his existence, he will be able to bear almost any 'how',” wrote Dr. Viktor Frankl in his seminal work Man's Search for Meaning. Frankl spoke with the authority of intense personal agony and courage. Born into a Jewish family in Vienna in 1905, Frankl later became a psychiatrist. The Nazis murdered his father, mother, … [Read more...] about What Does the World Need from You?