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Weekly Reflections 05/12/2018

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Weekly Reflections 05/12/2018

2018 is nearing the halfway mark. I think we should all let that sink in for a moment. … Yes, the new year we celebrated so recently is now nearly halfway finished. I don’t know why I keep focusing on the fast passage of time this year. Perhaps I am just reminding myself that this year is going to end more quickly than I think; and if I desire to get done my 2018 goals list, I had better stay motivated and keep pushing; otherwise the year will be over before I know it. Regardless, it seems that this year is passing at an...

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Weekly Reflection 05/05/18

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We are now in May 2018. Can you believe it? I kinda can because it’s been a full year for me but still—-whoa. May is going to be a pretty good month for me. I am celebrating the 1-year anniversary of completing the GIFT OF WATER fundraiser, the 2-year birthday of my son, and the 5-year anniversary of the release of my first novel, Stronghold. Plus there’s plenty happening hereabouts and thereabouts in present life (like the release of Infinity War). Here’s how I felt about the first week of this momentous month of May!...

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Becoming Who You Want To Be

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One of the great paradoxes of life is that the only real constant is change. Regardless of what you do or how you do it, time still passes, your cells die, people age, and circumstances shift. We cannot freeze our reality, not even for a second. Change is a material and inescapable reality. Because of this, you have a wonderful opportunity to change with it—not in some microscopic but mostly irrelevant sense, but rather in a vibrant gradual and tangible sense that betters the world. This is an immense opportunity… If you know how...

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End of Week Reflections 04/28/2018

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End of Week Reflections 04/28/2018

Well another week. Man, I should say, “another month”. I know I keep bringing it up, but 2018 seems to be flying at the fastest pace of any year I can remember. Fortunately, the year has been good thus far. I was likely atone of the lowest points in my life in December 2017, and both my therapist and I feel like I have made incredible strides in the last four months. Life is not perfect—never—and that’s OK. That’s the way life works. We don’t get perfection on this side of eternity. For now, our job...

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Your Space is a Manifestation of Your Inner Life

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Your Space is a Manifestation of Your Inner Life

Sounds legit, huh? Well, I can’t take credit for it. I mean, I can take credit for the sentance but not the sentiment. The sentiment I gleaned from the Sci-fi Christian and current rock-star psychologist JORDAN B. PETERSON, but the wording is mine. I earned the right to write it. Because I put the axiom into practice. See, Peterson’s big slogan is “Go Clean Your Room”, and he’s right, you should. If you want to help the world become more orderly and good, if you want to help defeat chaos and repair broken...

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End of Week Reflections : 04/21/2018

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This week is closing on a real emotional high. I was finally able to attend The York Train Meet hosted by The Train Collector’s Association, Thursday through Saturday. My dad has been attending the show since the 1980’s and vending for at least a decade. I’ve been eager to go since our moving from California to Delaware in 2012. This week, that chicken came home to roost. And it was a BLAST. But more on that in a bit, for now, let’s tackle the week in full. 1). The Week in Brief: “Acknowledging Anxiety and Seeking...

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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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