Living a Level 1 Life

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life

Spread Thin: 4 Methods for Deflating Financial Stress

When it comes to personal finances, the majority of Americans are feeling spread thin - like an over-inflated balloon ready to pop. The American Psychological Association has found in various surveys over the last two years that about 70% of Americans feel stressed about money. That's most people - 7 out of 10 to be … Continue reading Spread Thin: 4 Methods for Deflating Financial Stress

Romans 5:3-5

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5

The Silver Lining of Pain

Many of us have a hard time naturally embracing change. Change represents volatility, volatility makes us uneasy - it causes stress, induces a fight or flight response, and generally throws life out of balance. As a general rule, we try not to rock the boat - but sometimes, we have no choice in the matter … Continue reading The Silver Lining of Pain

In Defense of Love

We all know what Valentine's Day is all about - roses, chocolates, stuffed bears, etc... Droves of men stop on the way home from work to pick up flowers. Kids write cards to their friends with buzz-phrases and cute pictures. While these things may not seem important in and of themselves, what is important is taking … Continue reading In Defense of Love

Words Matter

If we can't afford to eat "clean," does that mean we are "dirty?" Does someone telling us to "pursue our best self" make us feel like we're currently an inferior version? Why are we more likely to understand "costs" versus "fees?" In reflection, how many times have we used words as weapons? Maybe during a sibling squabble, … Continue reading Words Matter

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24