Are you in the groove or in a rut?

In The Groove? Or In a Rut?

Funny; when we feel like we’re winning we describe it as being “in the groove” or “on track”. When we’re feeling loserly, we say we’re “in a rut”. They’re all the same thing. We live life in patterns. The only difference is whether or not the track, groove, or rut is traveling in the direction […]

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A Couple Of Resources More Precious Than Time

A quick Amazon book search yields over 60,000 results for “time management”. There’s been an annoying trend in personal development books for quite some time now: Well known CEOs of huge corporations writing about success principles. I’m annoyed by it because many of them speak in nebulous terms in order to sound intelligent and important […]

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I’m Doing THIS Now, and I’m Better For It!

That’s the most click-bait sounding title I’ve ever come up with. But it’s not a bait-and-switch. The whole idea of this article really is summed up in the title. So, what am I doing now that is such an improvement? This. Let me explain. Earlier this summer, Tali and I were working in the woods. […]

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Effortless Progress

I’m very new to Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Growing up in the West (and particularly the Wild West of Eastern Oregon small towns) I was under the impression that Eastern Philosophies were all about the woo-woo spiritualism. Ironically, I’m finding the principles contained in Eastern “religions” to be far more philosophically practical than most Americanized […]

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Thinking Past the Future: Patience Part 1 of 3

  I’m getting married in less than a month. I’m publishing a book soon after. We’ll be debt-free next year. We have at least 5 trips planned over the next year. Two are big ones! I have medical issues that need to be addressed, difficult relationship issues with family, and some legal loose ends that […]

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