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How to Deal with the Holiday Blues

How to Deal with the Holiday Blues

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. The fall school semester is winding down, there’s a bit of a chill in the air (although not too much since we live in Texas), the leaves are changing, there’s a holiday party almost every night, and all my friends are...
In Nutrition and Life, Aim for 80/20

In Nutrition and Life, Aim for 80/20

One of my favorite books about nutrition and exercise is “The Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson. One of the key principles he talks about in the book is that he believes you should aim to follow your nutrition plan 80% of the time. There are 2 key reasons for this...
How to Improve Your Focus with a Work-Break Balance

How to Improve Your Focus with a Work-Break Balance

Sometimes I struggle with getting distracted during my workday. For example, the other day I was really trying to focus on a writing project. I was making good progress, and then for some reason I got distracted. I opened Facebook and started to browse various posts....
6 Questions to Help You Eat Mindfully

6 Questions to Help You Eat Mindfully

Making balanced and healthy eating choices is difficult. Take a look at our society today. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 69% of the population is overweight. Also, many individuals struggle with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and...
Be the Flame, But Care for the Wick

Be the Flame, But Care for the Wick

I was listening to a speaker the other day, and he used an interesting analogy that I found helpful. He compared people to candles. Each of us is going through our lives trying to shine as much light as possible. Light was a metaphor for what was considered “good.”...
When Helping Others, Don’t Capsize Your Canoe

When Helping Others, Don’t Capsize Your Canoe

If you are a person who prioritizes helping others in need, you probably have experienced a tension in your life. You want to help and serve others, but the need is so great. In fact, the needs of others are often greater than your ability to meet these needs. You...
How Can I Be More Balanced?

How Can I Be More Balanced?

I remember one day, I was relaxing and watching basketball. During one of the commercial breaks, I noticed something interesting: Most of the commercials presented extreme messages. To the Extreme For example, I watched a commercial for the Lowes hardware store. The...
You Can Only Do 2 Things Well

You Can Only Do 2 Things Well

One of the most common complaints in our society today is that we’re too busy, and we don’t have enough time to do the things that are important to us. There certainly are a lot of things competing for our time. This problem is exacerbated in our current culture that...
What Is In My Best Interest?

What Is In My Best Interest?

I tend to worry a lot about doing the right thing. When I was little, this worry dominated my thoughts. There were a lot of rules and restrictions to consider. My parents, teachers, and church had a bunch of expectations for how I should act and behave. Navigating...
Living Whole

Living Whole

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on good and bad. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In the previous two posts, I looked at how we often categorize things into two neat and separate categories of good and bad, but if we poke around under...
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