Showing posts from August, 2019

Top 10 Podcasts For 2019

2019 has been a heck of a year for me in terms of self-development, trying to work on being the best dad and husband I can be, and increasing my productivity and effectiveness in the work place. If you are anything at all like me you enjoy listening to music ( hopefully via Amazon Music Unlimited ) or podcasts throughout the work day to help the time pass.  So in the spirit of the quickly approaching Fall season I’ve decided to put together a fun list of my Top 10 Podcasts for 2019.  I’m not restricting my choices to any subset or specific genre and I expect that not every podcast on this list will be a good fit for all readers.  But I know that there is a wide enough variety in topics and interests being covered in the below list that you will find at least a few that you absolutely love! So let’s get to it. 1 .       “The Watch” with Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan This Watch covers all ranges of pop culture from television, to movies, art, and music. Andy Greenwald a

Using Your Time Effectively

How often do you stop to take a moment and evaluate how effectively you have been using your time ? We all have the same 24 hours in a day.  Hard to fathom that someone like Bill Gates has that same period of time to accomplish what he does in a single day that us mere mortals are allotted, but its true.  I recently started evaluating my own time usage and it has led to some eye opening realizations that I need to better structure how I'm using the hours of each day.  With that in mind, I’ve been working on myself with full effort and sincerity.  One simple addition to my week to week habits has been that I am reading more books!  My wife and I just started an excellent book by Rachel Hollis, " Girl Stop Apologizing !"  Naturally we got our copy from Amazon as we've become accustomed to the ease and convenience of their site versus wondering to the store (quite relevant to the effective time usage discussion!)  While Rachel Hollis' book is defini

First Therapy Session

In the last month I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and trying to figure out the best approaches to start rebuilding myself and working towards the goal of becoming a better me.  Sometimes that kind of sentence can feel really cheesy or insincere as I type it out but it is the truth. I’ve had many reasons to consider doing so in the past but in the spirit of working to become a better me, I made the decision to start going to therapy.  photo by Samad Deldar As a 27 year old male, the idea of therapy was a bit much for me to swallow, especially since the suggestion to test it out, came from my loving wife with a true sincerity and desire to help me work out some of my internal struggles.  In the first couple of discussions that we had about going to a therapy session , I felt rather uncomfortable with the rudimentary act of having those discussions.  I’m not sure if it was just a general discomfort with the notion that I might “need help” and couldn’t solve ever