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To Those Who Want to Quit Doing Right

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To Those Who Want to Quit Doing Right

Please don’t. Don’t quit. Just keep going. Please. Yes, I’m asking you—wherever you are and whatever your battlefront is, hold the line. The world needs people like you. The world needs folks willing to fight. The world needs you to keep making it that much better. Even for just a little longer. Stay strong. Whatever strength you have, rally it for one more day. Just one. Don’t worry about tomorrow, its challenges, its trials, and its temptations. Don’t worry about yesterday, the shortcomings, the missed...

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End of Week Reflections 04/14/2018

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End of Week Reflections 04/14/2018

So, earlier this week, I did this impromptu post to encourage anyone out there who’s hurting. It got liked and retweeted. I feel like it did some good. That being said, seems this blog is worthwhile for more than my weekly check-ins. To what degree, I’m unsure; but the fact that anyone is reading and thinks it’s worth sharing with others is encouraging to know. Here’s hoping I can continue to bring some benefit my little corner of the net. As far as the rest of the week, read on! 1). The Week in Brief: “Progress &...

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To Those Who Are Hurting

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To Those Who Are Hurting

I have been there, too. The trenches of pain. Of Angst. Of feeling misunderstood and unwanted. I know what it means to feel lost and afraid.  I know how it feels to awake and want nothing more than the day to be finished. I know the voice behind the lies that the world would be better off without me in it; oftentimes, it’s my own, and that’s the scariest part. if you are in pain, you are not alone. I know that it feels insurmountable, that things will never change, that the pain is the norm and relief is the anomaly. I know you...

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End of Week Reflection : 04/07/2018

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End of Week Reflection : 04/07/2018

We are moving through 2018 at a breakneck pace!!! It’s already April and finally beginning to feel like spring! I believe it’s a time of renewed nature outdoors and renewed determination in the mind and heart. I continue to tinker with the weekly debrief format, so things may look a bit wonky for this month, but hey sometimes progress is like that. Let’s get it poppin’ 1). The Week in Brief: “Progress & Productivity” . Starting this month , the #onthedaily recaps will be in back end of the posts....

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QUARTER DEBRIEF : April 5, 2018

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QUARTER DEBRIEF : April 5, 2018

MARCH 31, 2018 was the end of the calendar quarter. I tried to spend it using routines, going to therapy, and applying a variety of tools in order to better manage anxiety, get my emotions a bit more balanced, and overall improve the life of not only myself but my dear wife and son. Bottom Line: The jury’s still out, but I feel like there’s real progress being made week-over-week. Further, I’ve had breakthrough’s of sorts that I think will yield compounded dividends in the calendar quarters to come as well as the years...

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Weekly Debrief 3/31/2018

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So here we are. March is gonna be gone in a few hours, as will 1/4 of 2018. 25% of the year, finished. I know, it doesn’t seem possible to me either. But here we are. Another week has passed, and spring appears to finally be overtaking winter. It’s a great time to reflect on the year thus far, to look toward rebirth in nature and renewal of self. I’ll be doing that more in an upcoming post, but for now I’ll focus on the past week. 1). Summing up #onthedaily: This past week, I was Grateful for LONGWOOD GARDENS, time off...

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Weekly Debrief 3/24/2018

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Well, this week I was sick. Real sick.  I don’t particularly enjoy being sick, but I think it’s good for me to get a reminder of how blessed I am given that I am well most of the year. Frankly, I would love to go a full year without an illness, but oh well–that’s life. and here’s to another week of it! 1). Summing up #onthedaily: This past week, I was Grateful for the body’s natural clock that knows to awake on Monday and get back to the grind; wisdom, even if I don’t have much of it; my wife, who is taking care...

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Saying Goodbye to TOYS R US

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Saying Goodbye to TOYS R US

I have had a longstanding relationship with toys and their power. Yes, their power.  They have it, or at least children grant it to them. Toys give children—-and the emotionally underdeveloped of all ages—-a sense of control in a world that feels beyond them. A family fight that a child cannot repair can be cathartically eased through the playing of stuffed animals or the like, through the child’s own narrative of relationships in crisis, forgiveness, and coming together for the win. Schoolyard bullying that leaves a young...

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Weekly Debrief 3/17/2018

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Weekly Debrief 3/17/2018

  Alright, alright. 2018 needs to slow the tempo. I don’t know about y’all, but I am feeling rushed. I just wrote about Feburary ending, and now March is halfway finished, too. Seriously, when did life pick up this pace, and how do I make it go more slowly. I don’t have a good answer, but I gotta be honest: I need to find one. Life cannot go by in a blink like this. There’s too much good to be savored. I tried to savor some this week. Let’s jump into it. 1). Summing up #onthedaily: This past week, I was Grateful for, fresh starts to the week,...

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Weekly Debrief 3/10/2018

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I know I was feeling defeated and exhausted last week. Fortunately, I’ve had a few wins (big sales on eBay/Good update on work) in the past few days, and I’m doing much better! Today started with a wonderful men’s breakfast at church, followed by much needed errands getting completed. A man feels good when he uses his time well, and I’ve been doing so this past week. Below are some details in that regard. 1). Summing up #onthedaily: This past week, I was Grateful for my manager at work, my health, a good night’s sleep...

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