Struggles and Desperation: Absolutely Necessary?

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“I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.” -Jim Carrey I totally agree with this quote. But does that mean it’s easy to embrace, even seek out, desperation? I don’t know. Probably […]

Life Is Tragic

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“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” -Stephen Hawking Life is tragic, though. We spend our entire lives yearning for what we don’t have while completely ignoring what we do. We kick, yell and scream when we don’t get our way, as if the way we want is the only way. We search for […]

Resistance Is Out To Ruin You

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There are two books by David Pressfield that you should buy and read often. They are: “The War of Art” and “Do The Work.” Pressfield’s advice is targeted at artists—writers, painters, entrepreneurs, playwrights, etc.—but are just as applicable for those that want to be healthier, happier and better human beings. A word he is most […]

Do You Suck At Listening? (Probably)

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“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ―Rumi Most people suck at listening. Like really suck. When they aren’t talking, they are thinking about what they want to say next. That’s not listening—that’s just silent talking. Listening is active and engaged. It provides feedback and encouragement that continues the conversation to new […]

Are You Taking Risks In Your Life?

“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” ―Oscar Wilde Genius quote. There are times you should go “all out” and there are times you should really hold back. Overall, the middle is where you want to be. The middle of most things is where the results are, where the answers are. That said, one thing you can […]

Shut Up And Do

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney Every day I sit down (or stand up) to write, I feel the same inner force urging me on. This force motivates me to want to help those of you that struggle with improving your life. Maybe it’s your eating or […]

The Moment Manifesto

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“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” -Rose Kennedy Each moment is a milestone of your life: it is the furthest moment you have ever lived. Did you feel that? That was the sound your mind being blown. (Haha.) No, but really, life is a series of moments strung together. I want you to […]

Listen More And Talk Less

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“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” -Confucius We all have the urge to speak our mind. Especially when we are emotionally charged by something, the urge to say what we want to say is rarely one we can suppress. Most of us feel that we have a right, a responsibility even, to say […]

Laughing Is Healthy

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ―Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol I recently moved to a new city where I knew no one (Austin, Texas). It’s a great city and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long, long time. As always, I […]

Judgement Is The Mark Of A Small Mind

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson I sometimes wonder about people that are judgmental. I often think it is a form […]

Why You Should Obsess Over The Details

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“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” -Swami Sivananda Life is the culmination of a countless small things. Our bodies are made up of organs, cells, atoms, quarks, then something else that scientists are trying to identify. Everyone and everything in the universe is made […]

Life Is Surfing: It’s About How You Surf The Waves

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“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz This ratio basically means that it’s really how you respond to life that matters (in case that wasn’t obvious). I think if the quote went like this, “Life is not what happens to you, but how you […]

Don’t Try To Solve Life

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“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” -Soren Kierkegaard This stuck a chord with me because I pride myself on being a problem solver. I always look for the solution. The thing is, sometimes there isn’t a solution. Sometimes a thing is meant to be just the way […]

Train Your Mind Via Your body

Animus: basic attitude or governing spirit – Latin for spirit, mind, courage “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear— not absence of fear. Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.”   — Mark Twain Training your body to become fitter is a great thing. But this has […]