GRIT: The Answer To Success In Hard Times

The other day, a memory popped into my mind. I was twelve and in the car on the way to tennis camp. Always a shy kid, when I arrived, my throat dropped into my chest when I noted all the kids huddled outside the courts. It was not so much the presence of the kids […]

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The Secret of Creating Good Luck

If you don’t mind, I’d like to tell you a story about my friend Grace.  Five years ago Grace moved  from Connecticut to New York hoping to restart her life. High school had been rough for her. She had a back brace from scoliosis and social anxiety. On top of her genetic bad luck, her […]

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What Bad Houseguests Taught Me About Expectations

A few days ago something strange happened. I guess it all started when Tom and Jane came to visit. The couple, whom Jay and I have known for a few years, were our first visitors to Philly. Two days before their arrival we’d bought fresh flowers, organic groceries, new guest towels. We were, all clichés […]

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How A Book Review Taught Me To Take Risks

I am writing this in bed right now. Two hours ago I got back from a beach holiday. My first vacation in over a year. And while I expected to come home relaxed and refreshed, I find myself unable to sit still, relax, calm down. I can’t focus, read, meditate, because, well, I’m too excited. […]

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Dopamine Fasting: The Answer To COVID Blues

Something’s been happening lately and I know it’s not just with me. Because a few days ago a friend came over and said he’s been having a rough time. He’s been uncharacteristically depressed, anxious, on edge. He wasn’t sure what exactly what, he said, but something was off. I know what you mean, I told him. […]

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How My Worst Pimple Turned Into My Best Life

I have recently come to the terrifying and liberating conclusion that I have adult acne. It’s not a huge deal and I know there are countless worse problems I could be afflicted with, but until you get the right perspective you can’t see things that way, and for a long time I ruined my life […]

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How I Turned My Worst Emotions Into My Best Life

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