your next decision...


your life.

your decision.

You're stuck and you want something better. Therapy doesn't work, religion isn't your thing, self-help books aren't cutting it, and your friends aren't helping.


You're in the right place.


In my early 20s, I was depressed, suicidal, and experiencing symptoms of PTSD. I struggled to stay in school. My social life was a roller coaster. I was a mess.

I reached out to people who cared about me. They couldn't help. 

I went to therapy. That didn't help.

I was prescribed a lot of meds. That definitely didn't help.

And then I discovered the power of making my own choices. The more I studied the science of decision making, the more equipped I became to tackle life's challenges. 

These days, I'm a bestselling author who writes about decision-making. I teach decision science at the University of Washington and am a consultant to businesses seeking to make better choices. The suicidal thoughts and depression are gone, and I can honestly say I live a life of contentment.


Life is not always easy because that's how life is, and I don't have it all figured out because no one does. But decision science has given me the power to make it so much better. 

There's a better way for you too. Let's find that way together. 

it's your life.

you decide.


learn it. live it.



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