Milestones, Not Finish Lines.

Your health journey will have milestones, not finish lines. Some occur due to outside forces, such as a tough life event that forces you into action. However, you can create your own milestone by taking actions. You can decide to try a new way of eating, or commit to a new daily exercise routine. I’veContinue reading “Milestones, Not Finish Lines.”

I Am The Luckiest Guy In The World

I may not have any money, but I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. I know that some people think the other way around; that money would bring happiness. It won’t. I’ve listened to story after story of people who’ve made millions, only to lose it all, or lose their way, for lackContinue reading “I Am The Luckiest Guy In The World”

Become Unstuck With This 10 Minute Daily Practice

Something bothers you, but you aren’t sure how to fix it, so you feel stuck. Start writing down ideas. Ten per day, exactly. They can be ideas on anything. It doesn’t matter what. The daily practice comes from James Altucher and it, along with his books & podcasts, have changed my life. They’re not allContinue reading “Become Unstuck With This 10 Minute Daily Practice”

How To Talk About Feelings

Holding onto certain fears can prevent you from talking about how you feel. Fears such as: getting hurt, being ‘discovered’, or thought of as sick or weird. I had all of those. One of the scariest feelings I hid at all costs during my teenage years were fantasies of extreme violence. Who would tell theirContinue reading “How To Talk About Feelings”

10 Ways To Create Happiness

10 Ways to Create Happiness 1.0 Disassemble a toaster completely, then put it back together so it works. Listen to an elderly person for a while. Cook or bake something new from scratch. Write down 10 new ideas every day for anything. Volunteer to teach any skill you possess. (Speaking English counts.) Give away allContinue reading “10 Ways To Create Happiness”

Finding Purpose

I don’t think we have just one purpose in life. I do believe we should have as much as possible. At my worst, I felt zero purpose. I didn’t believe that one existed for me. (That was not true.) We perform our best when doing something with purpose. The most obvious example would be ‘for family’. But weContinue reading “Finding Purpose”

10 Year Old Problem Solving

When this song (the original; that is just my homage to Nice & Smooth) comes on, I feel nostalgic. It’s not just the song. It’s also the feeling I felt when I was ten years old. My friends & I would play it, singing and messing around, without a care in the world. The onlyContinue reading “10 Year Old Problem Solving”

The Piggy Bank Of Happiness

Every time we complain, there’s something better to be gained in that very moment. You just have to find it. When we exasperate at the driver in front of us, we do not reach our destination with any more speed or peace. I’ve done this thousands of times, and it has never improved the situation.Continue reading “The Piggy Bank Of Happiness”

Its Your Right To Be Happy

I don’t believe that pretending is a part of happiness, but also I don’t believe that you ever have to pretend. When pretend how we’re really feeling, or how much money we’re making, or how advanced our child is, or that our wife didn’t commit suicide; we are merely putting on a ‘happy’ face. Every timeContinue reading “Its Your Right To Be Happy”