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How I Escaped from Prison…Twice.

It felt as if my brain jumped out of my skull and started walking down the street. I stood in front of my colleague who droned on about the same political workplace pettiness as last week, but I was nowhere to be found. I didn’t care and I couldn’t fake it anymore. Then, I recognized …

A Short Guide to Believing in Yourself: 5-Minute Read

In 1972, holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl delivered a powerful talk to the Toronto Youth Corps in which he offered up the most important gift we can give others: To believe in what they can be. He said it better than I could ever write it: “If we take man as he really is, we make …

4 Life-Changing Lessons My Toddler Taught Me

When my son was three months old, he taught me more about life in five minutes than I had learned in 32 years. I published my original post on this story here but that moment made me look at my son differently. I had the pedal to the floor trying to be the best PhD student, …


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