Overcoming Obstacles

  Post originally appeared in Thought Catalog and re-posted in Thrive Global On a cloudy October day in 2010, a girl stopped into a fleeting ray of sunshine, tilted back her head, and smiled, and in those three seconds of sunshine I fell in love. In that exact moment I remember thinking to myself that she was…

Read more IN ORDER TO FIND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, I FIRST HAD TO FIND MYSELF – Originally appeared in Thought Catalog

Post originally appeared on Thrive Global / Arianna Huffington´s new wellness space Throughout high school, college and for close to a decade after, drinking with my buddies was “standard operating procedure”. It was what we did. Whether at a bar, a party, a BBQ, or just sitting around, odds were high that alcohol was present,…

Read more HOW LIFE HAS CHANGED SINCE I STOPPED DRINKING – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

This post originally appeared on Fast Company Growing up with a speech impediment, I was constantly in awe of confident people. Not only the way they talked, but the way that they moved and made me feel when I was around them. But it didn’t occur to me until much later that the one quality…

Read more WHAT I LEARNED IN 38 YEARS OF SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH CONFIDENT PEOPLE – Originally appeared in Fast Company