The Monk

There are three Archetypes of Skill that help us define and focus the areas we want to improve to live skillfully.  These are The Warrior, Scholar, and Monk.  This article provides the initial overview of the attributes and skills associated with the monk. The Monk The Monk represents our emotional control and will power.  The … More The Monk

The Warrior

There are three Archetypes of Skill that help us define and focus the areas we want to improve to live skillfully. These are The Warrior, Scholar, and Monk. This article provides the initial overview of the attributes and skills associated with the warrior. … More The Warrior

Guest Post: Purposeful Education with Jessica Miller

For this weeks guest post we are joined by my sister Jessica Miller.  Jessica is a Deputy District Attorney in California and has been practicing law for 12 years.  She has graciously offered to share her experience finding her way through college and law school.  She has some great insights that can help you find … More Guest Post: Purposeful Education with Jessica Miller

Food for Thought: Be Skeptical not Cynical

In my opinion critical thinking is a skill we should all be developing and cultivating.  This skill allows us to think deeply and creatively about important decisions and choices, and also protects us from relying to heavily (or inappropriately) on our biases and instincts.  Critical thinking is based on a mindset of skepticism, but this … More Food for Thought: Be Skeptical not Cynical

Defining My Roots

When I was growing up my father ran a small T-shirt printing and embroidery business in Oroville California called The Shirt Tree.  Some of my earliest memories are of hiding in the racks of shirts, and climbing around on the counters while he and my mom worked.  I think about the Shirt Tree a lot … More Defining My Roots