The Power of Creativity Podcast: Episode#2- Interview with artist Amy R. Terlecki


Amy R Terlecki is a commissioned abstract artist, mother of two, avid coffee drinker and yoga enthusiast. In this episode, Amy and I talk about the creative process, how to balance creative work with the responsibilities of parenthood and why its incredibly important for adults to let go of their fear of perfection. If you’re […]

The Power of Creativity Podcast: Episode#1- The Healing Power of Creativity


  Episode #1:The Healing Power of Creativity Our lives are mired with difficult stretches where everything seems to be going wrong. In this episode, I recount my most difficult season and explain how creativity not only helped me through that season and made me a stronger person. If you’re like me, an adult strapped with […]

8 Lessons from a First Time Landlord


  Two years ago my wife and I attempted to sell our home. For four months our house sat on a cluttered market with little interest as we bubbled wrapped glassware, packed boxes full of baby toys and grew increasingly nervous. We couldn’t afford two mortgages and the idea of our home sitting vacant on the […]

Are you self-compassionate?


Last week, while visiting family in suburban Tennessee, I read 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin. Morin’s book, one I would highly recommend, offers practical advice on how to effectively overcome setbacks and to thrive on adversity. On the last day of our trip, my son Chase developed swimmer’s ear. With […]

How Do You Deal With Change?


If you’re a product of the great American school system, at some point in your academic career,  you most likely read the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby  or maybe watched movie or maybe skimmed the Cliffsnotes or maybe slipped the smart kid a 5 spot to give you a quick summary before […]

How Sarcoidosis Inspires Me to Be Creative Everyday


This article originally appeared on themighty.com. After I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis I spent weeks circling the drain of self-pity. I was convinced my problems were worse then anyone else’s. I blamed myself. I cursed God. When my wife tried to talk to me I was tight-lipped and curt. I was angry and afraid and […]

7 Important Things All Thirtysomethings Should Remember


A few nights ago Cindy and I hosted a BBQ at the house with some family and friends to celebrate our youngest son, Dylan’s 3rd birthday. Under the quiet of the back porch, my friend Kara and I exchanged parental war stories highlighting the calamities of raising young children as we watched our respective children […]

5 Fantastic Ways to Be More Productive


So recently I’ve been wondering… how do the giants of our world–the Mark Zuckerbergs, the Oprahs get so much done in one day? The one thing that we all have in common with Zucks and Big O is that we’re each gifted 24 hours a day to accomplish our stuff. Yet some people, maybe a […]

5 Things I Learned about My Family (and Myself) While on “Vacation”


I should have known the fates were against us when, instead of cruising west on Pennsylvania Turnpike as the fine summer sun christened the morning sky, I sat idling with a whiny two-year old Dylan on my lap in a pediatrician’s office waiting on the dreaded strep test results. Cindy was at home with Haley […]

Checkout my return to the Set Lusting Bruce Podcast with Jesse Jackson!!


In this episode Jesse and I have a lively discussion about the geography of Springsteen. We talk about how certain Bruce songs capture the pulse and psyche of a region. http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/setlustingbruce/id/4499065      

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