BRENT STOLLER

Writer. Advice giver. Peanut butter and chocolate enthusiast.

Always Hold the Door Open

Do you ever stress over something, even though you know it’s not worth your worry?

I do. I do it multiple times a day:

Every time I’m entering or exiting a building.

A Childhood Solution to a Grown-Up Problem

What do you do when you’re feeling down? How do you cope?

I prefer to do nothing. I prefer to plant myself on the couch, watch TV and cut off all communication with the outside world.

I Can’t Take Cold Showers

In my search for self-improvement, I keep coming across the same piece of advice:

Take cold showers.

Yet I can’t stop from turning that shower dial to hot.

The Staircase of Success

For some people, success comes in bursts. For others, it comes more incrementally.

I fall in the latter category — which has me wondering why I can’t find the elevator.

What Do You Do When You Can’t Do Anything?

“This is where you’re supposed to be.”

That was the line I kept repeating to myself yesterday as I sat, stuck in traffic, waiting for a train to pass.