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05 Jan 2017
crater lake 9-2016

Focus Daniel San!!!

One of my greatest strengths is also one of my greatest struggles (why does it always seem to be that way?!). Focus… I can focus so intently on something but it’s easily caught by something else shiny and drawn deeply into the next idea.  From a neuroscience perspective, this is extremely detrimental to my ability to be efficient and effective.  I hop from the email that I’m returning, to the text that just jumped up on my iPhone, then the […]

20 Feb 2016

Rituals

Have you ever lied down in bed at the end of an epic day and wondered what the hell you did with your waking hours? It was all just a big blur of events, “to-do’s”, and fulfilling others expectations… it would be hard to elicit a memory of anything that touched your heart or even supported what you value most in your life in the past 16-17 hours. Sure, there is a case for the “we are slaves to the […]

03 Nov 2015

A Compartmentalized Life

All my life I’ve been drawn to the feeling of identity created by being born into a strong community or culture (it’s a basic human need that most of us share). My family didn’t have any strong religious or social connections and I’m a total “euro mutt” so I don’t really have a lineage to attach to. I admired my friends Phil and Steve who were born into a strong Sicilian family… they proudly wore a Sicilian flag on the […]