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Unforgiveness, Anger, Comparison… Learning to Set It All Down

Training over the last few months for a backpacking trip, I’ve gotten turned on to the ultralight gear community. Search “ultralight backpacking” on YouTube, and you’ll quickly become overwhelmed by the amount of available content. Specifically, for an ultralight backpacker, the goal is to minimize the weight you carry on your trip. Simply put, carry [...]

By |2022-09-07T13:06:41-05:00September 7th, 2022|

The Real Power Behind Gratitude Journals and Writing Down What You’re Thankful For

Gratitude, and the idea behind writing down what we're grateful for each day, seem to be gaining more and more traction. So what's the hype, and is gratitude journaling all it's cracked up to be? Here's some research and science that may make you want to crack open your own gratitude journal… Why gratitude?  Let's [...]

By |2022-09-03T12:38:16-05:00September 3rd, 2022|

Before You Know It, A Year Has Passed You By…

"Minutes become hours, hours become days, days become weeks, and before you know it, a year has passed with little to show for it." - Nick Lavery In 2013, on his second combat rotation to Afghanistan, Green Beret Nick Lavery and his detachment fell victim to an insider attack. Nick ultimately survived that attack but [...]

By |2022-08-30T14:18:38-05:00August 30th, 2022|

Why Not Me? Why Not You?

Here's a question I've kept asking myself over and over again… one that has changed everything as I've answered it… "Why not me?" For years, I had unspoken aspirations. "I'd like to run my own successful business." "I'd like to have a podcast." "I want to write a book." "I'd like to be a coach." [...]

By |2022-08-08T11:52:50-05:00August 8th, 2022|

100 intentional ways to maximize where you’re spending each day’s energy

Imagine this with me. When you wake up each morning, you have a jar beside your bed, and inside that jar are one hundred balls. Each of these balls contains one percent of the energy you have to spend on your day. You’ll carry the jar with you, and over the course of your day, [...]

By |2022-05-06T07:54:45-05:00May 6th, 2022|

Twas the Night Before My Last Day of 75 Hard

The end of my 75 Hard journey is on my doorstep. In 24 hours, I’ll be celebrating seventy-five days of discipline and hard work. Reflecting back on the last 1776 hours, I’ve found the idea of finishing this more emotionally charged than I could have expected. Like finishing a marathon, crossing this finish line brings [...]

By |2022-05-05T20:04:05-05:00May 5th, 2022|