We Are Better Together

When you are looking for your spouse, your goal should never be to find your “other half”. A successful life relationship takes two whole people, a common core set of beliefs/ideals, and hard work (very hard work). There is obviously a lot more to this, but you get a good start with the three ideals…

The Path is There

The world we live in today is one that is both very visual and skeptical. Our trust is challenged daily and we are often trying to figure out what kind of angle is being worked or why something turned out how it did. Why is it so hard to imagine the amazing plan in place…

Be Assertive

When you are more of a reserved person, speaking up can be difficult to do. It can be quite awkward for those who are quiet by nature to take on more of an assertive persona, even when they feel like something needs to be said. I have always been more of a laid back person…

Pursuit

It is amazing what you are able to see when you take a moment to stop, collect yourself, and live in the moment. I feel like I have not been able to do this as much lately and it makes me sad. I feel like I am scrambling and trying to figure a variety of…

It Is What It Is

The title of this segment is so very appropriate, is it not? I feel like I catch myself saying “It Is What It Is” in my sleep and it has sort of become one of my go to phrases. I do not use it in a mindless way, like some would say “F@%k it”, but…

Move Forward

As the holiday season comes to an end, we enter into a new year and season of life in the form of 2018. Some of us had a blessed 2017 and others experienced struggle, but we all stand on the same common ground; we moved forward. Moving forward is the most important thing we can…

I Feel You

I am a firm believer in the concept of sharing what is on your mind. Also known as venting, this “sharing” is the best way to not only say what you have been feeling, but also learn about what is going on in the lives of others. This exchange of feelings and ideas builds comfort and…

E.T.L

Do you ever have those days where you come home and do not feel like cooking? It may be due to the fact that you’re tired or not in the mood for anything in the fridge. Maybe you just need to get out and be around other people. You could just be feeling a certain…

Climb

Climbs can be taxing on your body and mind. The gradual to steep incline, difficult terrain, injuries, not having the right gear, and not knowing where you are going can keep you from getting to the desired destination. What your body tells your mind when it starts to falter can keep you from the top as well, although…

Treat People Well

Everyone on this planet has a different life and story to tell. We have all grown up a certain way, been through certain hardships, and have different ways of dealing with everything that has ever happened to us. No matter what you have gone through in your life, I believe that one thing should always…

The Times, They Are a Changing

In its simplest terms, the word “change” means “to become different”. We can change or become different when it comes to a number of things in regards to ourselves and our lives. We can change where we live, what we do, what we eat, where we go, what we say, and how we approach things. We can experience…

How to Settle the Right Way

The term settle has multiple meanings. It can mean resolving or agreeing on something. You can “settle down” somewhere and become more of a permanent fixture in an area. You can also settle by becoming comfortable in a situation. I want to reflect a little on the last meaning, associated with comfort. Comfort is not…