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secret to a healthy relationship

To cultivate a healthy, purposeful relationship you have to be honest with both yourself and the other person about what it is that your goals are. Otherwise, you are wasting both of your time and potentially causing a lot of unnecessary heartache and the subsequent recovery process for the two of you down the road, …

Health and Fitness

Do Yourself a Favor…

We are now 6 weeks into the “new year” How many new year’s resolutionists are still kicking? According to current statistics (I’m not sure how reliable this is) it’s only around 55%. A large chunk of those resolutions involve losing weight and getting fit; some folks want to bulk up. To each their own. I …

Uncommon Experiences

Curiosity and Its Importance in my Childhood

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. ― Plutarch   If you’re a part of generation Y as I am, I’m sure you’ve heard throughout your life from your parents that you can do whatever you want in life. They lived through some of the most prosperous economic …

Simple Life

L.A.F. (Life After Facebook)

    I did the unthinkable. In conversations with peers and literally everyone that is younger than I am, I get weird looks and follow-up questions. People often jump to conclusions and assume I’m hiding something. I can’t download and play a growing number of games on my iPhone. Apps are becoming harder to use …

Health and Fitness

“Life Hack” Away from a Better Night’s Rest

For the record I’m not much of a cat person myself however, I am not immune to the cuteness of a slumbering kitten. We all know depression has a nasty habit of negatively affecting our sleep. Sleep always feels like it’s right around the corner, but sometimes the smallest things can keep us awake. If anxiety …

Simple Life

De-Clutter to Re-Energize

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization—especially the importance of material possessions. –Tyler Durden, Fight Club I’m sure you’ve all seen the movie, at least I hope. If you haven’t read the book, I highly suggest it. I’ve read it a few times, along with millions of others. You won’t be disappointed. Growing up I didn’t …

Confidence

Ditch the “Nice Guy Persona” and Make Real Connections!

Growing up I had always been referred to as the nicest kid you’ll ever meet. Now, I would have much rather had that title than something like oh, Jimmy…he’s a little asshole I wouldn’t trust him with ____.” Being a genuinely nice person is a quality that should be highlighted in nearly every situation or circumstance. The problem …