The Surprising Consequences of Daily Blaming

Taking responsibility for a fault or wrong has become a healthy habit of mine. I don’t take responsibility for actions that aren’t mine to own, but for the faults that I’ve played part in, I naturally acknowledge what I did wrong in the situation. But this habit of responsibility and ownership was an intentional effort […]

Negative Defaults: How to Solve Your Pull Toward Unhappiness

Chronic unhappiness is a large, sweeping problem of our generation. In the recently released World Happiness Report, the United States was shown to have decreased in its happiness for the third straight year in a row. People in the US are the unhappiest they’ve ever been, even though crime rates are lower and the economy […]

These 4 Radical Truths about Emotions Will Shake Your Thinking

When I discovered joy was on the other side of all the emotions I was unwilling to feel, it changed everything. I had spent a lifetime running from my emotions. Anger? Never had it. Sadness? Didn’t feel it. Fear? I’m suppose to be brave. Whenever a negative emotion popped up, I would quickly try to […]

6 Reasons We Fail at Celebrating (And Why it’s a Modern-Day Epidemic)

As a kid, I didn’t celebrate many milestones. Birthdays, holidays, personal occasions all seemed to blend together.  I hardly remember the celebrations of my childhood because, quite frankly, celebration wasn’t a priority. This is a surprising trend of today’s society. A vast majority of us fail to celebrate. And what’s worse is, we think we […]

15 Hard Truths to Change Everything

I’ve spent my entire life up to now seeking wisdom and absorbing the lessons life tries to teach me. In this time, I’ve learned that the most transformative truths are never easy. The truths that hit hardest have the power to change everything. Over the years I’ve gathered a list of powerful truths that change […]

3 Mind-Bending Truths that Will Forever Change Your Relationships

Our ability to relate with people is actually a skill that needs cultivating. Many people assume that they know how to be in relationship with people. They know how to be in relationship with their kids, their parents, their co-workers, etc. They don’t need an instruction manual. But oftentimes, when the mind is left unchecked, […]

7 Daily Disciplines You Should Commit to for Sustained Joy

In 476 A.D. the last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, was overthrown by a Germanic leader, and the western half of the empire fell into ruins. Trade routes were cut off, the economy came to a screeching halt, and agricultural production plummeted. It was the beginning of what is now known as the “Dark Ages.” […]

5 Things Not Working for Today’s Entrepreneurs

At the peak of my entrepreneurial success, I poured my heart out to my counselor. “I thought being at this point in my business would feel different. Instead, it feels shallow,” I said to him. My counselor had to wade through deep, muddy waters to uncover what was going on underneath the surface. He told […]