On donating books to the Salvation Army

Research suggests people who donate to charity feel happier and enjoy better overall health than those who don’t. I’m not exactly sure how that works on a physiologically level, but I do believe we have a responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves. On a grand scale, donating [...]

February 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Paying it forward with complimentary sticky notes

Day 1 of sharing the love. I clocked in about 2 hours later than usual so I could carry out my shenanigans undetected. By 6:15 pm, all eight of my co-workers had gone for the night. I sat at my desk writing corny motivational expressions on fluorescent green sticky notes with a Sharpie. YOU HAVE [...]

February 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deliberate acts of kindness

I’ll never forget a conversation I had with my friend Chris many years ago. I was 19 at the time and we’d gone for pancakes at G-Rays, a long since shuttered greasy spoon in my home town. I was leaving for college the next day, and Chis, having first-hand knowledge of my recklessness, gave me a [...]

February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

52 weeks of purposeful living

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” I believe this captures the essence of my new project, bucketology. Like so many people, I was plodding through life. I felt uninspired, unchallenged and straight-up bored with my routine. Instinctively, I knew I had [...]

February 9, 2014 // 0 Comments