One Method of Writing

Make note of every dumb thought that occurs to you throughout the day. Tomorrow morning, pick the thought you think is the least dumb and write more about it. – Austin Kleon This is a nice little workflow that takes minimal effort […]


A Hair Anxious

My wife asked me to help her bleach her hair yesterday. On the surface such a straightforward task: part hair, paint on solution, work way through hair until done. But to someone with massive amounts of anxiety, it’s a minefield of negative […]

Productivity, Willpower

Productive Patience

Our patience will achieve more than our force. — Edmund Burke When you’re deep in a commitment it can be difficult to remember just what exactly will get you where you need to go. When the demands of others (or yourself) are […]


Moving House

I’ve decided to move this blog to its own host and domain, here at www.savvyslog.com. I’m really excited to have more control over my site and its content, as it will allow me more freedom for creativity to flow. Plus it’s more […]

Fear, Introspection, Social, Writing

Go Out On a Limb

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. — H. Jackson Browne Taking risks is part of being human. It’s part of what makes us special as a species: making wild connections between disparate ideas, ushering […]

Change, Growth

Do the Best You Can

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. — Maya Angelou This is essentially my approach to this blog: to do the best I can in each new moment. To say what I think […]


Be Yourself

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde It can be tough trying to make yourself stand out from the crowd. This can be especially true online, where you’re one of literal millions constantly vying for each other’s attention. But […]

Beginner's Mind, Willpower

Strength in Starting Over

“Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald It takes a lot of effort to keep pushing forward, advancing consistently towards a goal. It can even take a lot of […]

Habits, Productivity

New Day’s Resolutions

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. — Henry Moore Resolutions can be great. They remind us of our goals in life, keep us on track, and get us off our butts to do things that are long […]

Growth, Process, Writing

Fail Upward

Aim big. Give yourself the chance to fail — and then give yourself a chance to build steps from the corpses of your failure so you may climb higher every time. – Chuck Wendig I have started and stopped writing this and […]