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The News is Not Making You a Better Person

The News is Not Making You a Better Person

When I was young, I would spend my summers with my grandfather on his farm. Every night, we had a ritual of watching the ten o’clock news (followed by Quincy with Jack Klugman). As I got older, I learned to appreciate the news. It was delivered by well-dressed men and...

5 Awesome Things I Learned From Stan Lee

5 Awesome Things I Learned From Stan Lee

Stan Lee died today. It's strange feeling a sense of loss over someone you've never met personally but I can't think of a time in my life that I didn't know about him. As an avid Marvel Comics reader throughout my childhood, teen, and young adult years, I remember...

The 5 Scariest Things About Burnout

The 5 Scariest Things About Burnout

I vividly remember sitting in the psychologist's office as he told me I was experiencing burnout in a bad way. I had been suffering for a while but I didn't know that there was a clinical term for what I was going through. I just thought I was broken somehow and hoped...

For a Better Life, Stop Doing This with Your Mouth Now

For a Better Life, Stop Doing This with Your Mouth Now

"I hate my job." Do you know who says that? People who hate their jobs. "I'll never succeed." You know who says that? People who never succeed. "My best years are behind me." You know who says that? People who have only memories of the good ol' days and nothing to...

The One Question You Must Ask to Get a Vision for Your Life

The One Question You Must Ask to Get a Vision for Your Life

VIsion. Without a vision for where we want our lives to go, we drift. We float from experience to experience hoping to find some fulfillment. We chase pleasure instead of purpose and ultimately find ourselves frustrated that things didn't turn out as we hoped....

How to be More Alive

How to be More Alive

One of my favorite quotes is by Saint Irenaeus and it goes like this, "The glory of God is man fully alive". I know it's actually a miss-quote but I really like it anyway. The expression "fully alive" really inspires me. It reminds me of Christ's offer of a rich and...

Losing the Cape: The Power of Ordinary in a World of Superheroes

Losing the Cape: The Power of Ordinary in a World of Superheroes

I read loads of books but I don't normally write book reviews. In the case of my friend Dan Stanford's book I couldn't help myself. Why? Because "Losing the Cape: The Power of Ordinary in a World of Superheroes" is the book I've been wanting to write for years, but...

4 Reasons Why Personal Growth Is So Hard

4 Reasons Why Personal Growth Is So Hard

"If it's not growing, it's dying." At least that's what I've heard said, and I think there's a lot of truth to that statement. I like to play the guitar. I've noticed that, if I don't practice regularly, my skill level doesn't stay at it's peak. Instead, it declines...

How to Get Unstuck

How to Get Unstuck

Have you ever felt stuck? I sure have! Once, I spent over 5 YEARS trying to lose 10 pounds. I know that doesn't sound like much, and you might be laughing at me right now for struggling with that for so long. I went to the gym faithfully, I used a calorie counting...

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