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  • What’s My Why?
  • Special Interests – 26 April

    Special Interests – 26 April

    Disc Golf Lincolnwood is bikable enough for me. I’ve been able to get to almost weekly. I met up with Santi once, who had the amazing idea to stop at Lebanais across the street for some shawarma with the beers I had in my züca cart/cooler. My challenge with Lincolnwood’s course is the wind blowing…

  • Holidays and Loss Management

    Holidays and Loss Management

    With the Passover holiday, this might be the first tough week in feelings since all the big changes. I was swimming in feelings, mostly good-happy-vibes, for a few weeks. I checked off key “surviving this moment” boxes over the last six weeks, building new routines with the kids, even starting to establish a standing disc…

  • Mourning Would…

    Mourning Would…

    Faced with loss, it’s natural to assume that grief and mourning follow. For many folks, mourning is a process with steps like denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For lots of neurodivergent people, reconciling with loss might look really different. In this post, I’m going to try and relate how I’ve been processing my loss…

  • Special Interests – 19 April

    Special Interests – 19 April

    One article asks “how does doing what I need make time for everything else?” connecting with what I’ve been reading and cooking and doing.

  • How I Hold it Together

    How I Hold it Together

    TL;DR: In addition to keeping a fuzzy picture in my head of the ideal state I’m going for, I have friends who are great at distracting me, friends who are great at being present and listening and interests big/deep enough to immerse in and explore feelings and multi-dimensional challenge spaces. Over the last few posts,…

  • Intentionality through Challenging Times

    Intentionality through Challenging Times

    TL;DR: over the last three posts, I detailed major changes to my life, career and the impact on long-in-development plans. In today’s post, I begin sharing my approaches to stay mindful and intentional through intense change. Allow me to paint a picture for you — what would you do in this scenario? You’re asked for…

  • Changing Plans

    Changing Plans

    TL;DR: Since August 2023, I’m navigating major changes in career and living — today I’ll talk through some of changes I’m managing in terms of personal and community-focused projects and plans I was working on.

  • Special Interests – 29 March

    Special Interests – 29 March

    This week I opened the kimono to reveal a bit about what’s been going on with me the last few years. There’s more coming. I drove a lot of miles and listened to a LOT of music. For today? Three playlists that got me through January and February One thing I want to get back…

  • The Pandemic

    The Pandemic

    TL;DR: Since August 2023, I’m navigating major changes in career and living — new job, return to pre-xAPI career track, newly single again (fallout from locking down during the pandemic) and a return to living in Chicago. MakingBetter was always hard Late in 2013, having worked with Jason Early previously, I developed a clear branding…