Striving for Balance

Life doesn’t always move us in the directions we want to go, and sometimes it takes us to places we never imagined we’d find ourselves. Navigating this world can be difficult enough without unexpected roadblocks, but we humans are capable of adapting in ways that are equally surprising. Even so, finding balance on such uncertainContinue reading Striving for Balance

Level Up!

I’m sure I’m not the first person to compare life to a video game, but I think the analogy is worth the exploration. Aside from the one possible difference in how many “lives” we have to “beat” the game, the remaining aspects hold parallels that can offer some unique insights into getting through this oneContinue reading “Level Up!”

A Message Worth Sharing

I’m not one to spend much time on social media, and I typically don’t stop to watch videos and other viral clips most people share on the various platforms. There is a storm of negativity and division out there, one I have no interest in contributing to or allowing any influence over me. A lotContinue reading “A Message Worth Sharing”

Breaking the Demotivation Cycle

Ruts happen. We all know the tug that extra baggage can impose when we fail to shed the stress and negativity we pick up during our worst days. Demotivation can strip us of every bit of our momentum, even stop us in our tracks if it becomes heavy enough. Finding the inertia to continue forwardContinue reading “Breaking the Demotivation Cycle”

7 Ways to Get More Organized

Life can get hectic, so it’s easy to fall behind. Whether the house has been getting a little cluttered, work has been feeling chaotic, or meals never seem to get to the table on time, many people are struggling to keep up. I personally felt myself slip after I caught COVID-19 back in April ofContinue reading “7 Ways to Get More Organized”

7 Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risks

Cancer is the number-one cause of death across the world. According to the World Health Organization, close to 10 million people died of some form in 2020. The types that are most prevalent vary between regions—and while genetics can play a role in some cases, local and individual variables are often bigger factors. We can’tContinue reading “7 Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risks”

Applying Radical Acceptance

I learned today that a friend and peer was recently diagnosed with cancer. My first reaction, counterproductive as it may have been, was to fight tears. Granted, there’s nothing wrong with a good cry, but there’s also a time and a place. My friend is still very much alive, and his doctor caught the illnessContinue reading “Applying Radical Acceptance”

7 Ways to Improve Your Mental Fitness

Each of us is only as sharp, productive and well-adjusted as we push ourselves to be. Because we human beings are flawed creatures, we must work toward being our very best. A big part of that work is finding balance in the emotional and physical aspects that contribute to our overall well-being. Some activities honeContinue reading “7 Ways to Improve Your Mental Fitness”

Embracing Imperfection

I grew up obsessed with perfection. Somehow, I’d fostered the ill-conceived belief that there was some set standard we each could achieve and indefinitely hold throughout our lives. I strove for perfect grades in school, perfect conduct at home and a perfect body, at any cost. I hadn’t yet learned that perfection is a dream—butContinue reading “Embracing Imperfection”