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Momento Mori – The Reminder that Keeps Me on Track

For the past few weeks, I’ve been carrying this coin in my pocket as a reminder. Not because I’m morbid, or because I like thinking about death. But rather because I want to make the most of the time I have while I’m alive. On the front of the coin there’s a skull, a tulip, and …

This Too Shall Pass

A conversation I had with my parents just before my high school graduation has stuck with me. We reflected on my life until then – on all of the incredible things that had happened. We reminisced on all of the wonderful times I was leaving behind. After talking for awhile, my mom finally asked me …

The Obstacle Is the Way

Michigan Basketball, Ulysses S. Grant, and Theodore Roosevelt – what do they have in common? It all comes down to an ancient Roman philosophy, and a quote by Marcus Aurelius, “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” This quote is the inspiration for one of the most influential …