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The Fear of Risk-Taking (or, mediocrity is bad?)

“The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.” Mediocre: Of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate (dictionary.com). There seems to be a trend towards mediocrity these days. We see it in education, sports, business, and politics. We even succumb to the status quo in our personal lives.

The Fear of Risk-Taking (or, mediocrity is bad?)2019-07-24T08:33:47-04:00

Healing Outside the Box (or, how many pushups can YOU do?)

Have you ever noticed that God has a sense of humor? When She endowed me with a rebellious streak, She probably thought it would be comical to watch the many predicaments I would get myself into. For example, I dropped out of college after my sophomore year and joined the Army….as an MP, no

Healing Outside the Box (or, how many pushups can YOU do?)2019-07-24T08:34:53-04:00

Happy Anniversary! (or, what does a stovetop have to do with blogging?)

When I started blogging, my goal was one post a week for one year – 52 blog posts. At the time, that sounded like a lot! Fifty-two essays…how would I find that many things to write about? What if I came up empty…lost my source of inspiration? Needless to say, that didn’t happen. I

Happy Anniversary! (or, what does a stovetop have to do with blogging?)2019-07-24T08:39:52-04:00

Can Mindfulness Save Us? (or, my tribe is better than yours)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I started an 8-week mindfulness meditation program on New Year’s Day. You could say that mindfulness has been on my mind lately. One of the major benefits of a mindfulness practice is that it helps us understand that we are not our thoughts. Don’t get me wrong…thinking

Can Mindfulness Save Us? (or, my tribe is better than yours)2019-07-24T08:39:18-04:00

The Guest Post That Wasn’t (or, 3 books and 3 blogs)

The following blog post was written as a potential guest post for a fellow blogger, Lorna, over at Gin & Lemonade. She had a segment called “3 books and 3 blogs,” that highlighted, well, books and blogs – guest bloggers could share some of their favorites. As it turns out, I submitted my post

The Guest Post That Wasn’t (or, 3 books and 3 blogs)2019-07-24T08:38:41-04:00

College in the 21st Century (or, is it too late to change my major?)

“College is where liberal professors teach ‘ridiculous’ classes and indoctrinate students who hang out and protest all day long and cry on our dime. They’ve become elitist, politically correct institutions that often fail to provide practical skills for the job market” (Washington Post, 2017). Wow! That’s quite an indictment of American colleges and universities.

College in the 21st Century (or, is it too late to change my major?)2019-07-24T08:38:14-04:00

The Prodigal Son Revisited (or, please unlock the pearly gates!)

We’re all familiar with the story of the prodigal son, right? The parable can be found in the Bible, Luke 15:11-12, but here’s a refresher: A father had two sons, the younger of whom asked for and received an early inheritance. He quickly left home and squandered the money. Some time later, the prodigal

The Prodigal Son Revisited (or, please unlock the pearly gates!)2019-07-24T09:01:24-04:00

Obstacles (or, life is like an oyster)

Funny thing about obstacles – even though we view them as temporary roadblocks on the highway of life, very often they lead us on a completely different journey. You’ve no doubt read the inspiring stories of “average” people who suffer an unthinkable tragedy and use it to create a lasting, positive legacy – quite

Obstacles (or, life is like an oyster)2019-07-24T09:01:28-04:00

Living a Meaningful Life (or, survive and thrive!)

Viktor Frankel, psychiatrist and concentration camp survivor, is the author of one of the most spiritually significant books of all time – Man’s Search for Meaning. In it, Frankel describes how human beings derive meaning from the events in our lives, particularly through our suffering. His inspirational words comfort those who strive to make

Living a Meaningful Life (or, survive and thrive!)2019-07-24T09:01:34-04:00