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How to Cope with Death: 5 Suggestions

How to Cope with Death: 5 Suggestions

My grandmother died last week. It wasn’t tragic or surprising. She was quite old, and her health had been declining for several years. Still, though, I felt sad about her death. There’s a finality about death that can be overwhelming. No more eating Chinese food,...
5 Strategies to Accept Negative Things in Your Life

5 Strategies to Accept Negative Things in Your Life

In my life lately, I’ve been working on acceptance. In the past, I’ve resisted acceptance. Acceptance seemed weak, like I was okay with failure or not being the best I could be. But as I have grown older, I have realized I do have some limitations. There are certain...
What To Do When You’re Stuck in the Saturday

What To Do When You’re Stuck in the Saturday

The season of Easter is a focal point of the Christian faith, because it marks the death and resurrection of Jesus. For Christians, the death of Jesus is associated with sacrifice and the ability to be forgiven of our sins. The resurrection of Jesus is associated with...
Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

I watched a movie recently called Collateral Beauty. The film focuses on the life of Howard, played by Will Smith. Howard is struggling, because he recently lost his daughter to a rare form of cancer. He is checked out on life, and his friends try to bring him back....
Easter and the Power of Hope

Easter and the Power of Hope

If someone were to ask me to boil down the message of Easter to one word, it would be hope. Hope is a powerful thing. It offers a message that tomorrow is a new day—and it can be better or different than today. Hope is the belief that your goals can be...
Central Intelligence and the Power of Death

Central Intelligence and the Power of Death

I was watching the movie Central Intelligence the other day, mostly because I’m a huge fan of the Rock. There is a great scene in the film that illustrates the power of death to put a spotlight on our core desires and passions. Here is what happened: The Rock and...
The Power of Death to Promote True Life

The Power of Death to Promote True Life

Death is a scary thing. Generally we try to avoid even thinking about our own death, or the death of our loved ones. It’s just too painful. But death can actually be a powerful tool to help us live the kind of life we really want. In one of my favorite scenes from the...
How to Break Bad Agreements

How to Break Bad Agreements

This post is Part 2 in a 3-part blog series on agreements. In Part 1 of the blog series, I talked about how we often keep bad agreements. Becoming aware of the bad agreements we keep is the first step. After all, we can’t change what we don’t acknowledge. But after we...
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