Archive for December, 2016

Integrating the Spirit of Christmas as a Year-Round Discipline

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with traditions. Sometimes, I have looked forward to them. Other times, I have dreaded them and look forward to getting them over with. I have long since decided to stop looking for meanings in things (e.g. the meaning of Christmas) and instead look for new and helpful ways to […]

The Key to Preventing Stall-Out

I’m a huge believer in doing things strategically. At the same time, I’ve come to recognize over the years that this tendency of mine is just as much a liability as it is an asset. I have learned that when I become obsessed with strategy, my tendency is to do nothing at all. I start […]

Resist the Temptation to Re-Launch

As I close out the year, I reflect on the fact that my writing stalled out in 2016. This is not the first time this has happened. Since 2007, the year that I decided to make my writing the focus of my professional efforts, I have experienced several ups and downs with my writing practice. […]