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How to Listen to Yourself

How to Listen to Yourself

One of our biggest struggles in the world today is the struggle to listen well. I don’t just mean listening to another person, like your spouse or child, although listening is incredibly important for a successful relationship. Today I want to talk about how to listen...
Be a Conduit, Not a Receptacle

Be a Conduit, Not a Receptacle

I listened to a sermon the other day, and the pastor used an example I thought was really interesting. The sermon was on the topic of giving. The pastor focused on the benefits of being generous with your time and resources. The pastor talked our bodies as a metaphor,...
It’s Okay to Be Sad

It’s Okay to Be Sad

The other day, I was aware of feeling really sad. Nothing terrible happened—some of my issues were getting triggered and I was dealing with that. I knew I wouldn’t feel that way forever, but for the day, I was feeling pretty down. I attended a group discussion that...
What to Do When You Are TRIGGERED!

What to Do When You Are TRIGGERED!

Unless you live in a bubble, my guess is that you know what it’s like to be triggered by something. You probably know the feeling well. You come in contact with something or someone that offends you. Your pulse quickens, your blood pressure rises, and you tense up....
Presence and the Power Pose

Presence and the Power Pose

I recently finished reading a great book called Presence by Amy Cuddy. (She also has an excellent TED talk that you can see here.) The main idea from the book is that we can change our bodies to influence our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, particularly as they...
Strong is the New Skinny

Strong is the New Skinny

It’s an exciting time to be involved in CrossFit. We are in the middle of our competitive season, where the best of the best compete in various regions for the right to participate in the CrossFit Games, which is held each summer. It’s like the Olympic games of...
Commit to Forgiveness

Commit to Forgiveness

This post is Part 7 in an 8-part blog series on forgiveness. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In Part 7, I want to talk to you about committing to forgiveness. We are getting near the end of this blog series, and if you have been working through...
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