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...

August 30, 2019

Do you stay woke? I’m not talking about having an awareness of yourself, history, or current injustices. That form of staying woke is important. I am asking if you stay awake when you should be asleep.

I am telling on myself in this post. I don’t always practice what I...

August 23, 2019

Dear Brother,

It’s been one week. The semester has just begun, and you should be off to a good start. I am writing you this letter because you stopped by the office for an appointment. You are developing study routines, and need some advice.

I am here to help you with ti...

August 16, 2019

Maxwell and Sharpton could not be any more different if they tried, but in their writings, they express similar views about leadership. John Maxwell is a former church pastor turned business leadership consultant. Al Sharpton is also a minister, but many of his insight...

August 9, 2019

You can't hurt me. Although the title of David Goggins' book is, "Can't Hurt Me: Master the Mind and Defy the Odds," it is a far stretch from a campaign to embrace an invincible state of being. It is a compelling vulnerable memoir of a retired Navy Seal who went to war...

August 2, 2019

Dear Mkazo,

Today is your day, Kazo! You turned six years old today. Your mother and I are surprised to see how fast you are growing.

By far, you are our most active child. You enjoy running, jumping, kicking, flipping, and every other action suitable for five-year-old c...

Dear Student,

Welcome back! It was good to see you in my office this week. Time with family and friends over the brief summer break appears to have renewed your spirit. I am concerned about the terms of our meeting. This letter recaps our meeting and offers you some adv...

Please reload