The Best Diet: It’s Not What You Eat, It’s Who You Eat With
We like to obsess over what we eat. And we’re not wrong. Diet matters. But I believe friendship and community are more important. Take the Mediterranean diet, for example. Some nutritionists call this “the ideal diet.” Lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans. Moderate amounts of meat. What they usua
This is Why You Need to Call a Friend Every Week
Four years ago, I made a really good decision: I created a Google calendar event for 2:30p on a Wednesday afternoon, to call my friend Jeff. Then I set it to “Repeat weekly.” Jeff lives in California and I live in Texas, so we rarely get to hang out. I hate email, he hates Facebook, so we rarely mes
Best Reviews of Play for a Living
My new book Play for a Living just went live on Amazon! Ever since our Kickstarter campaign ended, I’ve been eager to get the book into readers’ hands. So far, people seem to be genuinely loving it. On a level that I haven’t seen with my previous books. There are three reviews, in particular, that h
When we found out we were pregnant, I was terrified. I was so scared of having a child. All I could see were potential disasters. What if we go broke? What if I’m a terrible father, or husband? What if we stop doing things we enjoy, and grow to resent each other? What if something unexpected happens
For the past year, I’ve described our life as a car wash. Sequences being run, one after the other, until we get spit out looking slightly cleaner on the other side. I used the car wash analogy after numerous friends exclaimed some version of “WHAT THE F*CK DUDE” about all the major changes that hap
Lessons Learned from Sadhguru
What we learned from the author of Inner Engineering.
My First (and Last) Standup Show
Last year, at Cherrywood cafe in Austin, I performed standup comedy for the first time ever. Performing my own standup set at an open mic has been a dream of mine for more than a decade. When I was 16, I became obsessed with Comedy Central Presents. My parents bought me tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld
It’s Not The Food, Stupid
There’s a twisted irony in being so afraid of getting sick, that you make yourself sick.
How Play Affects Our Relationship with the World
The best thing we can do for ourselves and our children is to reclaim the playground.
The Simple Solution to End School Shootings
It has nothing to do with guns, it has to do with people feeling lonely.