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Reverse Engineering Empathy

Empathy and bubbles. Two buzzwords. The reason we’re so obsessed with these words is because we have a deficit of one and surplus of the other. Six months ago I moved from an urban city in a blue state to a rural area in a red state. When I say rural, I mean the closest […]

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I set aside 30 mins to spread some serotonin manually, here’s what I did:

There’s a tricky relationship between technology, social media and serotonin. As a quick reminder, serotonin is that magical neurotransmitter, a chemical, that impacts our mood. The more serotonin the more likeliness for kindness. Scientifically, serotonin is spreadable. This video explains the ‘Science of Kindness’ and serotonin concept well. If you do something nice (an act […]

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Innovate Life Experiment #1: Digital Detox & Retox

As I navigate through a transition period in my career and determine where I want to focus my energy on next, I’ve been conducting a few experiments. I call them my “Innovate Life” experiments. After spending the past seven years sprinting as an entrepreneur I realize how much time was spent innovating my business and […]

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Smart > Pretty

My 3-year-old niece from England recently came to visit Las Vegas with her family. In her brilliant British accent she asked me if I wanted to see her perform a dance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off” tune. Heck yeah I wanted to see it! Willow proceeded to do her choreographed dance step by step. […]

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It’s Simple Really . . .

Halfway through sixth grade, I moved from conservative Wyoming to my new middle school in edgy Bullhead City, Arizona. Quite a change. In Bullhead, yep that’s the name of the city, the kids used cuss words on the desert playground. I met this girl. Nicole was her name. We became friends. After school, Nicole headed to […]