It’s a strange statement when I say “I’m glad my brother was hit by a car.” Let me tell you how it all went down and I think you will understand. “Please be awake. Something bad happened” I remember I glanced at the clock on my phone. It was only 6:00am. I had several missed […]Read More »
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ~Brené Brown
I was sexually assaulted my senior year of college. Shortly after, I received a hefty check in the mail from …
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Regardless what you do or where you are in life, your mental health or the stress that you receive can fix or ruin your current situation. Even if you’re in a healthy relationship and a have a job that you’ve always wanted, you might feel under a lot of stress, and no logical course of […]Read More »
“Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~Lao Tzu
We all have recorded messages playing in our heads, from long ago.
Listen to parents talking to young children. Often the message is less than approving.
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For the past two weeks I’ve been tracking every 15 minute interval of my life. I’ve borrowed this time-tracking practice from Laura Vanderkam, who writes helpful books including 168 Hours, which outlines the practice in a lot of detail.One of Laura’s principles is that “you have more time than you think.” Through her research, she’s found that most people who claim to work more than 50 hours a week tend to over report their work hours, sometimes dramatically so. In other words, a lot of the time they think they’re working, they’re not. It’s not just that their priorities are out of order; they also waste a lot of time. Read More »
Earth is a wellspring of astonishing places and fascinating cultures. It is such a shame that we only have one life to explore everything that’s out there. There is a bundle of new experiences, feelings and human behaviors waiting just behind the door. It is not that type of travel that you luxuriously do in […]Read More »
“Some of us think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” ~Hermann Hesse
She knew it sooner than I did. And more intensely than I did.
I, on the other hand, may have considered our …Read More »
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi
How did this happen?
I remember the wind tearing at the walls of my tent, bending the humble, graphite …
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Is Father’s Day important to men. Yes. Because it is the only Show Your Man Some Appreciation Day Men want to be appreciated more than you think. Father’s day by itself is not really a big deal for most men if you ask us. However we are men, so don’t expect us to talk much […]Read More »
It’s a sad but true fact that stress is a big part of our everyday lives. We have to meet deadlines, we have a lot of things to worry about and work on, but sadly we have very few chances to calm down and relax after a long day. People usually go to a spa […]Read More »