Opportunity in Challenge

Personal revelation warning!.For the past few months, my wife and I have faced a series of personal, health and financial challenges. At times, those challenges have fueled fear and anxiety over the future. During the last month or so, we’ve slowly realized that our life together also has a strong opportunity attached to it. Something… Continue reading Opportunity in Challenge

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Forgiveness: At The Root of Love?

I’ve learned a hard lesson in my life. Love is impossible without mercy, without the capacity to forgive. That’s true of our ability to love others, certainly. All of us, after all, are lovable because of, rather than in spite of, our limitations. But what about loving yourself? How can you possibly love yourself if… Continue reading Forgiveness: At The Root of Love?

Worrying Won’t Add to Your Life

Worry. Fear. Anxiety. We all experience these emotions. We all know how they feel. But do you really understand how much of your life they steal? No amount of worry or stress ever changed anything. They steal the energy with which you might otherwise be building a great life for yourself and those you love!… Continue reading Worrying Won’t Add to Your Life

Your Perception, Your World, Your Life

The world can be a difficult, contentious, challenging and even painful place. OR…it can be full of beauty, wonder, joy and love! It all depends on your perception. Perception is a choice. We can choose to see and experience the world and all that happens as happening “to us.” When can choose to see and… Continue reading Your Perception, Your World, Your Life

Knowing Yourself

Knowing yourself is a learning process. That process is continual, with new things being learned all the time. After all, none of us is exactly the same today as we were yesterday. And tomorrow, that’ll still be true. 😎 Like any learning, it requires you to ask questions. Sometimes those questions can be difficult and… Continue reading Knowing Yourself

Achievement and Attachment

One of the most difficult life lessons to learn is that emotional attachment to your desired outcomes, objectives and goals is a double-edged sword. Yes, emotional energy gives life to your objectives and goals. Be passionate and excited about what you want to see manifested in the world! But understand that the process matters, the… Continue reading Achievement and Attachment

The Nature of Being

The essence of being has never been about acquiring, having or controlling. Being has always, and will always, be about doing, experiencing and interacting. Being is that act of walking the fine line between order and chaos, between the known and the unknown. Being is impossible in isolation. Being is not worth experiencing alone, and… Continue reading The Nature of Being

Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate. The short-term effects of… Continue reading Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Fear, Anxiety, Insecurities and Original Sin

Appearing on video for content production has been one of my personal insecurities. As one of my business tag lines says “I’m not your average pretty trainer.” Since video content is one of the things I want to expand into, I figured I’d better get to figuring it out and overcoming that insecurity. On my… Continue reading Fear, Anxiety, Insecurities and Original Sin

Warrior, Monk, Wizard

Prefer a podcast version of this message? Here you go: Warrior, Monk, Wizard on Four Pillar Fitness Podcast This is a personal transparency alert… I’ve been lying to the world for at least a week, maybe a little more. Wearing that “all good” mask and letting everyone around me think I had my crap together… Continue reading Warrior, Monk, Wizard