Career Sandbox

December 2, 2016

Reframe the Game

“Darn it!” I lamented as my son and I discovered that an important Lego piece was missing. My son and I were nearing completion of the […]
November 23, 2016

Deepening Despair Meets Gratitude.

When we have dreams that have been dashed and don’t materialize as we wished, it’s natural to feel disappointed and sad. We may even feel like […]
November 16, 2016

Eliminating Waste

“I just had the best pee of my entire life!” a fellow seminarian exuberantly exclaimed as we all settled into our seat cushions on the classroom […]
November 8, 2016

Creative Play and Destruction

The thing about playing in sandboxes is that there’s constantly a state of destroying the old to create the new. Nothing in the sandbox was permanent, […]
November 1, 2016

Leave Behind the Box

“Are you scared?” asked several colleagues. “Of course I am. However, my level of excitement and passion for what I’m about to do is way up […]
October 25, 2016

New Perspectives

I’m a single father of a 12 year-old son. There are few things in life like having a child that can create a dramatic shift in […]
October 18, 2016

Land of Buried Treasures and Dreams

When I was a child, I had a great big yellow and green sandbox in the backyard. I had so much fun playing in it (except […]
October 14, 2016


   “I assume you have clients lined up already?” a colleague of mine asked. “Not really, but I’ve got some good prospects!” I enthusiastically responded. I had […]
August 31, 2016

Travel Tips: Three Keys for Disconnecting

I regretted the moment I picked up my work phone to check my email. My son and I were on a camping trip in Red Rock […]
August 20, 2016

How to Give Feedback to a Toxic Boss

Sadly, not all bosses make it easy for employees to approach them with workplace concerns.