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The dictionary defines resiliency as being the ability to spring back from, and successfully adapt to adversity.  Adversity is defined as a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty.  The mere definition of adversity leaves one feeling fatalistic.  How can someone be resilient in the face of adversity, especially if it is a…

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5 Simple things I’m thankful for

Tomorrow in the words of Hank Rearden is the “Producer’s Holiday” or as many of you know to be, “Thanksgiving”.  In either sense of the holiday, I am thankful for the following: 5. Mint.com: because it gives my life purpose. 4. Friends: old and new, for being wonderful, interesting, and memorable. 3. Bikram Yoga: something…

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How hobbies help in the pursuit of happiness

Last night I went to dinner with a new girl I had befriended. She’s new to the area, and just getting settled in. While on the topic of finding fun things to do in the bay area and meeting people I mentioned that I’m usually never bored, because I have a lot of hobbies; there’s…

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