Grow in Confidence Through Experience

As a gymnast, Alec, is confident and daring. He doesn’t give a second thought to trying new tricks, because he knows based on previous experience, that he can eventually master them. At the age of six, he is the youngest and smallest Level 2 gymnast in his developmental class. As a wrestler, Alec, is completely […]

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Courage From Journaling

What are you doing to own your faults? What are you doing to fix them? Benjamin Franklin says there are few that have the courage to do this. How true this is, but what if there was a simple daily habit that would assist you with this courageous feat? When I left the Army, I […]

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Live in the Light

So much evil that when exposed to the light, the vampire would burst into flames. He can only operate in the dark. Only in the shadows can he conduct his nefarious activities. I used to love reading the vampire books. From Bram Stoker to Anne Rice, they were really enjoyable reads. The villains were glamorized […]

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The War Within

There is a war raging within all of us every day. It is a war that began in our earliest years and will continue on until all our final breath. It is a war against our base desires. Those desires that would keep us from accomplishing  our individual missions. Some will win this war, because […]

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To the Finish Line

It is a key word echoed amongst athletes and teams. FINISH. Everybody can start. They can set out on a grand quest or just a neighborhood 5K. They can decide to drop a few pounds or commit to their New Year’s resolutions. So many starters. So very few finishers. Can you be different? Can you […]

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Stop the Complaining

Don’t like your situation? Does it give you pain, either mental or physical? You have two choices before you: If you can change it, then do it. Make the change and remove the pain from your life. Be done with it and experience a new found freedom. Endure it. Whether there is no change available […]

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Respect Starts With You

Can you respect yourself and live a mediocre life? If you continually do the things you know you shouldn’t, how can possibly have any self-respect? How can an alcoholic have real self-esteem, one found outside of the bottle? How does a guy that can’t get off the sofa, can’t turn off the television, find his […]

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Walk the Path

From his prison cell, the Puritan preacher John Bunyan wrote Pilgrims’s Progress, one of the greatest selling books of all time. It is a book I have not read in over 30 years, but it may be one of the most memorable books in my mind. It may be time, I reread it. In the […]

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Balance and Refined

I am a huge fan of fitness analogies! The process of getting your body into its optimal condition is the same process as getting your mind and your soul into their optimal conditions. In order to get better, you have to train. You have to give it the right nutrients. You don’t get stronger unless […]

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In This, I Have Faith

There are some topics in which I struggle to speak. I am just not comfortable with the subject matter. Why? Because I don’t spend enough time dealing with it. I can read about it and understand it intellectually, but can I live it? Can I put that which is in my head into my heart? […]

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