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Don’t Waste Your Food

Don’t Waste Your Food

I was having dinner with my fiancé the other day, and at the end of our meal, I noticed something that has become pretty common for us. We ordered more food than we could eat, so we threw out the rest of our food. A similar thing happens each time I clean out my...
Living Holistically: Your Boxes Are Connected

Living Holistically: Your Boxes Are Connected

Often we think about our lives as split up into parts. However, I think we are much more connected than we realize. I was speaking with a colleague the other day, and he described a model I thought was helpful. He described our lives as consisting of 4 boxes:...
Don’t Wait Until It Hurts

Don’t Wait Until It Hurts

My shoulder has been bothering me for a few weeks. I hurt it doing an exercise in CrossFit, and it hasn’t gotten better yet. After trying to deal with it myself for a while, I finally talked to my coach about it, who gave me some rehab exercises to do. Part of the...
Make a Course Correction

Make a Course Correction

Sometimes when we are dealing with an issue or problem in our lives, it can seem overwhelming. The change we need to make might be so big, it can seem impossible. We might not even know where to start. In situations like these, it can be helpful to think about making...
The Emotionally Healthy Church

The Emotionally Healthy Church

One of my favorite books is The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero. The premise of the book is simple. Emotional health and spiritual health are intimately connected. You can’t have one without the other. In order to be spiritually healthy, you have to work...
How Secure is Your Ladder?

How Secure is Your Ladder?

My pastor shared something a few weeks ago that has helped me as I have processed through the results from the election this week. He told the story of a team of workers that was fixing his house. Part of the job involved working near the roof on the side of the...
More is Better… But Only to a Point

More is Better… But Only to a Point

More is usually better… but only to a point. Take an example from the book David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell. It is generally assumed that the relationship between class size and academic achievement is linear. In other words, smaller classes lead to better...
Automatize Your Life

Automatize Your Life

Sometimes it can be helpful to automatize our lives as much as possible. As humans, we have a lot of limitations. We have a limited cognitive capacity. We have a limited amount of energy. We have a limited amount of self-control. We get tired, stressed out, hungry,...
The 80/20 Rule and Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The 80/20 Rule and Living a Healthy Lifestyle

One of my favorite books about nutrition and health is The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. I think the book provides a great framework for building and maintaining healthy habits of diet and exercise. If you’re looking to make a change in this area of your life, I...
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