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Secret to win the game of life

Secret to win the game of life

“Just look on the brite side”. I was recently watching a self-proclaimed “optimist” teach about all the benefits of optimism. His second most jarring statement was something like, “You must be an optimist to succeed.” I will “circle back” to number one....
Routines are overrated

Routines are overrated

What would I be without my routine…… Some days I arrive at my office and can’t really remember much about the trip. My “autopilot” is something I appreciate. My drive allows me time each day to think through a problem and/or a solution to a problem. As a...
Suboptimal Coping Strategies…

Suboptimal Coping Strategies…

Control is an alluring coping strategy in challenging times. I credit most of my upper body strength to Chico. My workout includes rows, bicep curls, arm rotation, trunk rotation and occasional back extension.  I do this workout about 3-4 times a day. It is brutal....
Here for a season….

Here for a season….

Fear and faith can’t co-exist. Why are we not where we want to be? Why are you not where you want to be? Have you ever set out to accomplish a goal and gave up long before the finish line? Or maybe you accomplished a goal, only to return to your baseline. If so, you...
Love, generativity, and wisdom after a health crisis

Love, generativity, and wisdom after a health crisis

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow...
Trees, chainsaws, and pain

Trees, chainsaws, and pain

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – Jesus John 16:33 NIV “Pain is temporary”. Or so they say. I would like to poke a thousand holes into this idea. Full...