When to Say No So You Can Say Yes

When to Say No So You Can Say Yes

The problem with being moderately to extremely good at whatever I try (besides remaining humble about it, of course) is that I’ve always had difficulty determining what I actually need to spend my time and energy on. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned...
Goal- and Habit- Setting Worksheet

Goal- and Habit- Setting Worksheet

I can only think of one time that the whole New Year’s resolution thing worked for me, and it wasn’t even New Year’s. At the beginning of the last summer before I graduated college, I made a list of a bunch of things I wanted to do. Most of them were...
I Left Teaching, and You Can Too

I Left Teaching, and You Can Too

“I can’t imagine doing anything but teaching.” “Teaching is the only thing I know how to do.” “I want to use the degree I worked so hard and paid so much for.” “I’m going to be teaching FOREVER.” These are...
Lessons from the SpaceX Launch

Lessons from the SpaceX Launch

Featured image by Reuters. We watched the SpaceX launch this weekend, 1) because we are consummate nerds; and 2) Science Guy’s lab sent some transgenic seeds to the International Space Station via the Dragon spacecraft, so it was kind of like a little part of us...