It's important to remember that our ancestors had to endure hardships that were far more difficult than anything we face today. We should practice being more resilient and growing thicker skin. My life has not been perfect. I spent four years living in the land of mysterious illness, scared and uncertain, before being diagnosed with... Continue Reading →
The Art of Acquiescence
The year is 2018, and it's been a rough one. The last 300-some-odd days have been filled with debilitating illness, medications that exacerbate the existing symptoms, false allegations that could have landed me in federal prison, no action being taken against the true criminal in my workplace, the lost of my best friend over behaviors... Continue Reading →
What Are You Capable Of?
Two years ago, my parents gave my a copy of Ryan Holiday's The Daily Stoic for the holidays. During 2017, I read the 365 daily musings religiously, and lately I've been picking the book up again. The stoic philosophies of Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus have been hitting home especially hard this year, as everything I thought... Continue Reading →
Toughing It Out: Practicing Resilience
Have you ever seen someone suffering and asked yourself how they are still finding reasons to smile? At some point in our lives, all of us have or will be affected by the death of a loved one, loss of a job, diagnosis of a serious illness, or other traumatic event. Initially, most people react to... Continue Reading →