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…

Square One Sale

What’s going on everyone! We hope you are getting geared up for spring and (hopefully) the warmer weather. There has been no significant changes to the brand, but we are intent on continuing to write inspirationally, share stories, and live the type of life where we are making each day matter. We hope you all…

Blessed with the Best

I am a firm believer that home is wherever your heart happens to be. Home can be a place, a feeling you get when you are with the people you love, or state of mind you are taken to when you are doing things you are passionate about. All of the blessings in your life…

Your Place

I lived in Illinois for the majority of the first 26 years and 8 months of my life. It is there where I was born and grew up. It is there where most of my friends and family reside. It is there where I went to school and church. It is there where I took…

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…

Struggle

Do you ever wonder why things happen the way they do? Do you ever feel like you work your tail off and just cannot get ahead? It can be very difficult to picture how things could get better when you are in the midst of struggle, but in all honesty, they do. If you stop…

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…

Life with the Sound Off

Life can be loud at times. It can be so loud that we get distracted, lose sight of where we are going and what we are trying to do, and soon find ourselves completely off course. Wouldn’t it be easier if we could press “mute”? What if we could just turn the sound off and…

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…

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…