Does the luxury in your life serve you well or hold you back from what you desire?

The other day I was driving to work and realized I own seven unique ways to play songs by Nickleback.

I don’t ever want to. But I have quite a few ways to make it happen if I did.

Which I don’t. I can’t stress that statement enough.

When I…


What to do when you’ve stepped away from something and it’s time to return.

What do you love that you’ve stepped away from?

I love to write.

Crafting stories is a deep soul passion I’ve had since I was a young child which makes me come alive in beautiful and unique ways quite unlike anything else. …


On this day when more than 100 million of us will make our voices heard, what are you looking for on the horizon?

It’s election day here in the United States.

There’s something in the air this morning. A potent cocktail filled with the anticipation of years of waiting, a secret blend of optimism, and more than a dash of dread. …


Make today better. Let tomorrow take care of itself.

There’s a driving engine. A big part of why we do so many of the day-to-day activities we end up choosing. We go to work, spend time with family, invest, exercise, etc., in part because we want our lives to be better today than they were yesterday. …


Murder hornets. Betty White. Lizard brains. Letting love win.

If you are anything like me, 2020 has left you with some extra time you didn’t have before.

Right now I don’t have to commute to work, which is a huge relief in itself, and I don’t have a tenth of the social commitments I did this time last year…


There are no rules, you get to decide what you want life to be like.

One of the surprising things about getting older has been noticing how many people abide by a more strict set of rules than when they were young.

Have you noticed this as well? Maybe in your own story?

I think this surprises me a little because growing up, for most…


Don’t like the music being played? Jump in and make a change.

One of the startling aspects of jazz music is how much it can change your view of the world if you let it.

I didn’t enjoy jazz when I was younger, mainly because the sounds of brass didn’t have the same pleasant ring to my ears as the strings or…


2020 has been a hell of a ride. Here’s how you can move from merely surviving to thrive through the rest of the COVID-19 era.

We are almost six months into this pandemic.

I think for a lot of people the defining theme since this all began has been survival; figuring out how to navigate the new challenges and realities COVID-19 has brought into our lives.

Job loss. Learning to work from home. Figuring out…


If it doesn’t work for ALL of us, it’s time to throw it away and replace it with a new way which does.

Perhaps you’ve heard this before:

If it doesn’t work for everyone, it doesn’t work for anyone.

It’s this idea that if a system, design, or a way of life doesn’t work for some individuals of a group then it doesn’t work for all the people involved. …


No donuts, go skydiving, more Terry Crews. Unique ways to help you thrive during a crisis.

2020 is doing a great job of reminding us of all the things we have zero control over. How the economy is doing. What our work situation will be like. How safe (or not) it is to interact with the people around us. …

David Hewlett

Storyteller, adventurer, and trampoline enthusiast who loves to ask and discover answers to the question: How can I craft the best story possible with my life?

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