November 8, 2019

On November 4th, I celebrated another birthday. Thank you for the email messages and social media posts. I am grateful for one more year and a job with a policy that gifts employees with a day off for their birthdays.

My children tried their best to stay at home from sc...

November 1, 2019

You’re going to be a senator. I would vote for you!” I remember hearing those words when I was about fifteen years old. For whatever reason, those two brief statements came from an older lady of my community. She made those comments in passing, but they stayed with me...

October 25, 2019

Dear Student,

I want to finish last week's conversation. You came to my office for dating advice and strategies for staying focused in school. I will reiterate my points during our meeting and add some additional insights with this letter. 

It depends. There is no one-si...

October 18, 2019

We must learn to let our egos die. Yes, we must embrace courageous actions that include accepting failure and rejecting foolish pride. In TD Jakes's book Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose, he writes we must interpret failure as an incident and not a conviction on the val...

October 11, 2019

Have you ever had second thoughts about a decision? It felt right in the moment, but soon after, you regret the choice you selected. I've been there enough in my life to know that I don’t like regret.

I do my best to make decisions from a thoughtful and informed positio...

October 4, 2019

I think it is time. We have reached the point where it is necessary to end the family vlog. I started our YouTube channel, La Vida Lindsay, in 2016, when my family and I decided to move abroad.

Three years into the YouTube game, and it's time to make space for something...

September 27, 2019

Are you listening to your instincts? If you follow an internal compass that guides you to places only you can see, the chances are that you and instinct share an intimate relationship. Instinct gives you the courage to respond to a higher calling because it is part of...

September 20, 2019

Dear Student,

How are you? We are four weeks into the semester, and you've taken two exams. I am writing to you today to get you to reevaluate your habits.

I am reading James Clear’s book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. No,...

September 13, 2019

Is it essential? This simple question is something we must ask ourselves. We must remind ourselves to stop trying to do everything and to focus on one thing. 

I am sure you are familiar with this idea of narrowing your attention to what matters. In the Bible, several sc...

September 6, 2019

I have a new goal. The next time I give a lecture, I want to do it without mentioning Capoeira! Last week, I gave a dynamic talk to first-semester medical students that discussed strategies to increase positive self-awareness and manage anxiety.

Afterward, several stude...

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