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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...
20 Life Lessons From P90x

20 Life Lessons From P90x

As I finished my workout the other day, I realized I have learned quite a few life lessons from doing P90x. I thought I would share them with you today! Rome was not built in a day, and neither is your body. Anything that is worth doing takes consistent time and...
Stay on the Perimeter of the Grocery Store

Stay on the Perimeter of the Grocery Store

Do you ever get overwhelmed when you’re at the grocery story, trying to figure out which foods are healthy and which foods aren’t healthy? Here’s a rule of thumb that has helped me make healthy choices at the grocery story: Stay on the Perimeter. If you think about...
Which Diet Works the Best?

Which Diet Works the Best?

If you are anything like me, you get done with the Thanksgiving holiday feeling over-fed. Sure, it was great to have a never-ending supply of leftovers and desserts. But that can’t last forever. When I get back home to my regular schedule, I start thinking about...
8 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Mental Health

8 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Mental Health

I’m a huge fan of counseling. I attend counseling myself, and I recommend it to everybody. I think it’s a great way to work on your issues or struggles, improve your mood, and make sure you are living the kind of life you really want. But counseling isn’t the only way...
5 Reasons to Forgive

5 Reasons to Forgive

This post is Part 2 in an 8-part blog series on forgiveness. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In Part 2, I want to talk to you about 5 reasons to forgive. Forgiveness is an important aspect of Christian spirituality. If a Christian faith isn’t an...
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