🧠 #112: Emotional honesty
This week I relearned the lesson that handling challenging situations requires emotional honesty.
🧠 #111: Caring for our selves
During a symptomatic week, I learned how to care for myself better—to view my past and future selves as someone else.
🧠 #110: Hierarchy of stress
I was reminded this week of the possibility and importance of allowing seemingly contradictory ideas to both be true. I can be struggling AND doing well at the same time.
🧠 #109: Dropping rubber balls
Ironically, just on the day I was marveling at how well I’ve been handling everything, I was shown where I was falling apart.
🧠 #108: Extreme Ownership
This week, I faced an Extreme Ownership opportunity. Would I protect myself and my team, and make clear what was not our fault, or would I own the situation and focus on fixing it?
🧠 #107: Stressed or overwhelmed
As I step into a new job, among many other life changes, I’m trying to balance stress and overwhelm in healthy ways.
🧠 #106: Building people again
It has been so long since I have written a weekly update that I almost don’t know where to start. Ironically, my last update was titled “Back to work”, after which I immediately stopped working on writing these updates.
🧠 #105: Back to work
In this update, I share some good news about turning the page and starting a new chapter, and the therapy session that helped me do it.
🧠 #104: Distress tolerance homework
This week’s update shares about my therapist and me being symptomatic together, giving my wife a gift of flexibility, and a realization about feeling like I’m always being tested.
🧠 #103: Pipes and puzzles
After another challenging week, I share a positive spike, taking my kids and winning the organ, and the return of sudoku.