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Thoughts on the Creative Life

On January 14, 2018, Posted by , in Big Dreamers, Creative Living, Personal Development, tags , , With No Comments

Last year I realized that I’ve been approaching creativity all wrong. I wanted creativity to serve me. I looked at all of my creative interests that wouldn’t bring me lucrative returns as unworthy of my attention. I was intentionally being only part of myself and I could feel it. I’ve always wanted…

Why the New Year Matters

On December 28, 2017, Posted by , in goal setting, goals, Personal Development, Writing, With 2 Comments

I know what some of you are thinking. January 1st is just another day. Sure you might get out of going to work (if you’re lucky enough) but at the end of the day, It’s not like some magic is going to wash over the world and make everything new. It’s…

Birthday Letter to a Younger Me

Significant times of the year always make me contemplative. I usually pour my thoughts into my personal journal which only myself and a few others have ever seen. But this year, as I approach a certain age, I decided I’d write something to myself at age 12. A summation of…

The POWER of Gratitude

I’m not going to get all preachy about Thanksgiving. Like all holiday’s its origin has its pros and cons and it’s “All in good Fun”. Hell, who doesn’t want a ton of good food and a day off? I do feel like it’s a perfect time to talk about the…

The Law of the Struggle

I hate the saying “everything happens for a reason.” “Who’s reason?” and “How do you know this?” are my immediate thoughts. I don’t like to think that there is a “reason” behind every painful and unpleasant experience we face. But there is a law in this universe (like gravity) that no…

YES YOU

On July 27, 2016, Posted by , in Big Dreamers, goal setting, goals, Personal Development, With 1 Comment

When we are children, most of us are presented with this idea: You can be whatever you want to be when you grow up. But somewhere along the line many of us lose sight of this. We begin to form these notions that certain things are only suited to a…

Peace amid the Chaos

In life it often seems like chaos is the norm, and peace has to be claimed, fought for, Won. And I’m not just talking about physical peace as in the opposite of war, I’m talking about inner-peace. The type of peace that allows you to get a full-night’s sleep despite…

On Being RESOLVED

Do you choose your dreams or do they choose you? Whatever the answer, there is only one way to make sure that they become reality and that is to be RESOLVED to seeing them through. No plan B. Go all in. While it doesn’t keep me up at night, this question often plays…

4 ways to shut the F#@% up!

Sometimes you talk too much! In your head that is. Sometimes your inner-dialogue can be  limiting, self -deprecating, and even defeating. If that voice in your head has ever told you ” you’re not ready” “it’s too big for you” “it’s too scary” “you’ll never finish” etc. I want to give…

Get out of Your Way!

On June 22, 2016, Posted by , in advice, goal setting, goals, Into My Mind, Personal Development, With 1 Comment

Audio version:  So a couple of weeks ago I hurt myself, and honestly, It’s because I wasn’t following my own advice. Don’t be like me. Follow my advice unquestioningly…j/k :-D. But this mild injury made me realize how easy it is to put progress over process, even if you think…