What's in my Bag in 2018

Continuing my annual bag review tradition. I've greatly reduced the amount of items I carry with me each day from 2017. I now have items at-the-ready to add to my bag for the occassional overnight trip, but I no longer

A Few Small Steps

I've been thinking a lot lately about the part I play in today's societal challenges. We are facing so many large issues–from climate crisis, privacy rights violations, gun control, LGBTQ rights, access to affordable health care, wealth and pay

My Wander Exercise

Just before a vacation to the mountains, my coach suggested that I do a "wander" exercise while I was out in the wilderness. Here's roughly how it worked. To begin, you head to the outdoors. Go for a

My First Digital Sabbath

I think I first heard the term "Digital Sabbath" from Brad Feld. I'm drawn to the idea of a weekly ritual to unwind and recharge. Too often, I mindlessly read or work on my phone or laptop, and

On Walking 1:1s

If you work with me, you would know that I'm a big fan of walking one-on-ones. The "walk and talk" meeting is my favorite. The fact that I work a block from the beach is an added bonus.

I'm Hiring an Executive Assistant

I'm hiring an executive assistant to work alongside me and the team at Reaction Commerce. To be honest, I debated the title for this role, because it spans executive assistant, office manager, culture admin, and more! The details of the

Ikigai: A Reason for Being

I recently came across this article from the World Economic Forum about the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which loosely translates to this: "A reason for being." From Wikipedia, Ikigai is: The word ikigai is usually used to indicate