Advice Happiness Life

Reality is a choice

August 20, 2021

Over the past several months, I have felt a push to share more from my heart. To give the world content that feels meaningful, important… purposeful.  I’ve thought back on the writers I have been so inspired by in my life, those who have challenged my way of thinking about and reacting to the world around me. In spirit, I’ve thanked those figures who have forced me to contemplate…

Happiness Life

Realization: I am a troll.

December 19, 2019

A couple nights ago, I watched the documentary Iron Cowboy. It’s about James Lawrence, a superhuman who completed 50 Ironmans (Ironmen?) in 50 days – one in each U.S. state. He called it the 50-50-50. Let that sink in. Fifty Ironmans (do you know how hard it is for me to not type Ironmen?). For those not in the ultra endurance sport loop, an Ironman consists of a…

Confidence Happiness Life

Jumping before you’re “ready”

November 13, 2019

I love to be ready for things. Love it. I love planning. I love making lists. I love researching – OH do I love researching. I love learning everything I can possibly learn about something, examining it from every angle, anticipating every possible hurdle, and planning solutions to said obstacles before I take any real action. Planning, writing out goals, dreaming about what’s next in my life… those…

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Colorado put me in the clouds

September 12, 2019

I was driving east around October of last year, cruising through New Mexico with no real plans for what was next, when I heard a song for the first time. It was Randy Houser’s “No stone unturned.” I’ve linked it below if you haven’t heard it. This song spoke to my soul. It’s about roaming, traveling… being free spirited and in search of yourself. As I drove east,…

Happiness Life

The absurdity of getting offended.

January 22, 2019

My last post on the Gillette commercial and toxic masculinity prompted some strong responses – which I expected. These are good conversations to have, opportunities to spend some time trying to understand one another. Opportunities to remove emotion and recognize that the conflicting opinions of others are nothing to get worked up about. Our differences are something to celebrate, not fear. What a boring place this would be…

Happiness Life

Maybe we all just need a tootsie roll.

January 18, 2019

In light in the insanity going on around us, I want to share a short, sweet story from my day. As some of you know, I don’t own a television. I made the decision to ditch mine a decade ago and haven’t looked back. The only time I’m really exposed to the news media is when I’m doing cardio at the gym and get sucked into one of…