Category Archives : life thoughts


2016 Body Reset for Success

Each year, I usually embark on a cleansing/detox program to set myself up for success in the New Year. The fact is, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, I let myself indulge a whole lot. Increased intakes of alcohol, takeout meals, rich foods, and partying tend to wear on me and by the time January 2nd […]

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Who Do You Care About?

Quick question: when is the last time you put others before yourself? If you’re like most people, it may have been a while. You’re busy, your schedule is packed, you’re stressed out, you’re wearing your “resting bitch” face, people wonder what sort of mood you’re in…that sort of stuff. I get it. We’ve all been […]

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How to Love Yourself (Part 1)

I’ve talked a lot about uncovering faults, vices, and problems within ourselves. Self-critique is indeed a vital skill if you hope to elevate yourself and evolve as a human being. But what if you don’t have any problems with finding faults in yourself? What if you’re coming at this from the opposite extreme – where […]


How I Deal With Fear

A lot has been said about living without fear or having no fear at all. But these ideas miss a key point: how do you actually deal with fear when it arises in your life? I spent the majority of my youth living in fear of one sort or another. Not that I was an […]

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How to Be a BadAss

This isn’t a “feel good” post where I tell you how wonderful you are for just being you. It’s a kick in the ass to get your shit straight and do something more than you ever have before. It’s your wake-up call to become a badass. But it’s going to take work and dedication. Here’s […]


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Turn Off Your Automatic Excuse Generator

A couple of weeks ago I was riding shotgun in my friend’s car. As we took a turn, he nearly sideswiped a mailbox. When I mentioned it to him, he shrugged it off. “Yeah, this car is a little wide.” Uh…no, it’s not that the car was wide, he had incorrectly estimated how much space […]


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Adopting Archetypes: How Ancient Wisdom Helps Us Process Bad Shit

Bad things happen every single day. Bad people are a fact of life. As much as we might try to be optimistic, there are times when it seems like the scourge of society is at peak force – a tidal surge of scumbaggery looking to wreak havoc on our calm, peaceful lives. Earlier this week, […]