Make A Difference

But what I knew didn’t stop there. I’ve always known I would work hard, love harder, give greatly, serve earnestly, study diligently, and enjoy life. My heart was elated to know that something I said (or would say), something I have done (or will do), has made (or will make) a difference in someone else’sRead More

Push It To The Limits

Sometimes we must deal with and allow burning and aching to take place. I know dealing with pain is extremely uncomfortable, but also necessary in order to achieve desired results / outcomes. And I am NOT only speaking in terms of the pain you endure to accomplish physical fitness, but the aches and pains that stretchRead More

Smiling At Life

Quite often we feel like uncomfortable places serve as  a place or source of pain and therefore it must be “evil.”  However, I see the opportunity in the place where I am right now. I see God pruning me and teaching me to see myself clearly outside of the noise in my head as wellRead More

My Plan For Life

Once upon a time I had a plan. One filled with big dreams, high hopes, major expectations, fulfillment and excitement. This plan included a very rigid and structured outline regarding the precise process as well as the most direct route to accomplish each step. First of all, it took a big heart, courage, and boldRead More

Smartphone addiction

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction. Kids who compulsively used the internet or fiddled with their phones tended to have increased neurotransmitter activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region tied to the brain’s systems of behavior reward, control of inhibition and mood regulation. Compared against normalRead More

What is the CICO diet?

Here’s the brutal truth: There are no shortcuts to weight loss. Fad diets come and go for a reason — they don’t teach you how to eat healthfully, and how to sustain that weight lossover time. And now there’s a new diet to be wary of: the CICO (calories in, calories out) plan. Any moderate changes in eatingRead More

Being At My Best

I realize the value in what I’ve spoken to myself about my state of being. Somewhere and somehow over these years, I’ve come to BE what I’ve spoken and had not even realized it. Healing did not happen overnight. Peace was not obtained without turmoil. Calmness did not magically appear without chaos. Clarity did notRead More