I was lost somewhere inside my mind today at work, doing my part of our current little project as the new kid (17) did his a few feet away. I have no idea how, but I suddenly got a tingle in my sixth sense that he was about to do his part backwards — another … Continue reading Hate Redoing Things?
A few days ago my friend informed me his wife caught him wayyy too drunk over the weekend. In his own words they had an intervention. He cried; he asked for help; she poured beer down the sink. . . The whole nine yards. I felt relieved that I could finally talk to him about … Continue reading Whether to Get Involved
Hey hey! I’m really happy you’re here; if this is your first time just know you’re welcome. Most of what I talk about ends up linking to faith (whether I mean for it to or not), but if you’re not on the same wavelength there’s still a chair for you. No one expects you to … Continue reading The Principle of the Path: a Prison or Freedom
I used to spend as much time outdoors as I could doing virtually anything, so long as I had a partner in crime. I don’t know for sure what happened... I think it was “adulting” that ruined it. I remember having to create a new email address once I “moved back inside” because I didn’t … Continue reading Been Outside Lately?
--What the fu&% are you looking at? I will beat your ass.--Cody-esque I think, perhaps -- hopefully, I can finally move on. I'm not sure what the pastor said, something related to love (not bullies) . . . and yet my brain, in its spider-web way took me back to middle school. I first put … Continue reading On Bullies and Justice
There’s a word which could change the world as we know it. There are probably several, but oh how we need this one. No. A young boy is on the playground with his buddies, who are making fun of him about a sore subject. Typically he wouldn’t care and give it right back, but this … Continue reading No: The Word The World Needs
Today’s topic is a life trick I’ve discovered and considered a lot recently; I’m thoroughly convinced it will work well for nearly everyone. It makes me better at life, and life is better. If your wants and desires by nature always guide you to outcomes you enjoy, then this post isn't for you. Congratulations! Have … Continue reading More Joy and Less Regret
Today we are talking about an integral part of my own journey that may be missing from yours or from that of one you love. The war (carefully chosen instead over battle) of becoming Porn-free is a long one— full of ups, downs, and in-betweens. It's filled with the putting down of feet, renewed vigor, … Continue reading The Day Porn Recovery Really Started
For us guys the question “am I good enough” tends to revolve around our actions. Our perception of our actions is integral to our self image. I can’t speak from a woman’s perspective, but I imagine everything in this post would be just as helpful for the men to practice as well. If what we … Continue reading Make Them Feel Good Enough
This is part of a series on the reasons I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and think it’s a great choice for many others. I think a fitting first post is starting with why I started martial arts. About that... the primary reasons I started aren’t the main reasons I continue now. Middle school left... an … Continue reading Why Martial Arts?