Contemplating Seneca #68

Storms come and go. Like everything else, they have their seasons. What was good yesterday could be bad tomorrow. And the bad times, they won’t last forever. On the good days, make your preparations. Do the work. Ensure that your ship is tight and in top shape. Of course you should enjoy the sunshine and […]

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Contemplating Seneca #36

Maybe we can’t enjoy our friends and family the way we want to now. Maybe the best we can hope for is a text or a phone/video call. Make the most of it. We are fortunate to live in a time when this is possible. And when we get back to normal, let us not […]

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Stewards of Power

You might not believe you have any power, but we all have some. Some have the power to influence millions. Others may only have influence in their own homes. All have the power to control their own selves. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. –Seneca   If you cannot properly […]

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AAR – Spartan Races & Medical Emergencies

Temperance 12/3/2019 After Action Review: Spartan Races and Medical Emergencies Spartan Races The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I ran my first Spartan Sprint. I didn’t know fully what I was getting into, and I didn’t have the best training leading up to the race. The day before, it rained for fourteen hours. Come race day, it […]

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Wasted Mental Effort

There have been many times that I have played the scenario out in my head. Stricken with anxiety, I mentally act out each step. How will it go down? How can I prevent the inevitable? When the trial has come and gone, it rarely was ever as bad as I imagined it. All the stress […]

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Courage 2/21/2019

It is better to conquer our grief than to deceive it. -Seneca Yes, it sucks, but you have to get over it. Face the reality of what it is. Do not fall for those sugar-coated lies that mask the real problem. ____________________ The Virtue of Courage Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can […]

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Your Motive

When you exercise, who are you exercising for? When you go to the gym, are you there to get in shape or to impress others? This was the discussion I had last week with several colleagues.What is the motivation behind some of the antics seen in the gym? Too often, we see some ridiculous feat […]

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Break It Down, Build It Up

Through exercise we break down the body. Our hope is that the micro tears in the muscles will heal. Once they heal, they become stronger. For those interested in fitness, this is a continual process. Break down the muscles, allow them to recover, become stronger. Repeat. We do this intentionally to our bodies. We welcome […]

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Repeated Folly

In an ideal world, we should grow in wisdom as we grow in years. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we continued to make the same mistakes over and over? And yet, how many of us still do it? Do you still make the same financial mistakes, still eat the things you know you shouldn’t, […]

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As I Stand Idly By

Sometimes I take a moment and reflect on my past and wonder how I got to where I am today. Where I am today is not where I want to be tomorrow. I am not in a bad place now, but could it be better? I want to live my life so that my nights […]

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