It’s so easy not to blog. But I had such high hopes when I started this blog about a year ago, so I don’t want to just let it go. Blogging is a great way to increase mindfulness, as I’m compelled to really think about what I’m doing in the hopes of contributing to the blog.

A lot has transpired in the last year: My wife died, I took off two months to travel with my kids, to “reset” our relationship, and I left my job to become a full-time dad. Amazingly, through it all, I’ve stuck to my early riser routine.

I’m really writing this post to induce my self to blog again. More stuff soon…


I’ve loaded up my quotation database with 72 quotes that inspire me in some way. And there’s a random quote at the top of the main page, which will show you one of the quotes in the list.

Perhaps I can set up a page that lists them all, but I also like the idea of the serendipity of one quote coming up for you randomly.

Do you have any quotes to add?

Hello and Welcome

I’ve done a lot of work on personal development for a long time, but in the last year or so it has become much more of a focus. So, I’ve decided to start this blog to share what I’ve learned, and, I hope, to give you some ideas to help you make improvements in your own lives.

I’ve called this blog “Worthwhile living” because when I think of personal development, I don’t think of it as just doing more, or acting in any certain way, but instead I want to be able to enjoy what I’m doing and to look back and be pleased with what I’ve done. What it boils down to for me is that I want each moment of my life to be worthwhile.

I’m going to write about things like :

  • Productivity — how to make sure you’re doing the right things
  • Mindfulness — being fully present, here and now
  • Nutrition — eating right to increase and maintain health
  • Exercise — taking care of your body so that it will serve you better, now and in the future
  • Learning — how to learn, an often overlooked skill
  • Tools — I’ll recommend some books that have helped me, and some other things I think worthwhile

I hope you enjoy the blog, and I look forward to your comments.