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Ready For The Outdoors

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hoorah! Hooray! Springtime is here. We have spent a winter being blown about. We have been fighting frost and having layers applied for our layers that I thought that I was in Westeros. Yet, finally, spring has sprung. It is time to start thinking of camping hiking and other outdoor activities. It is time for us to get outdoors again. Time to get our feet and hands dirty as we ready the gardens and our camping equipment. It’s time to shake the dust and the chill off by getting ready to get outside. I know my goals are to get …

Why Walk Around Barefoot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ok this week I am getting a little out there in the outdoors area. I have always noticed a big difference between my younger self and the modern self. Often I attributed that difference with my grumpiness and cranky disposition to just getting older. I heard that when you turn 40 your testosterone drops and that makes a guy cranky and grumbly. Yet I remember back to when I was young I ran around barefoot a lot of times. Then as I got older I started wearing shoes more often to the point that now I hardly ever take off …

Whats Your Mission?

Reading Time: 6 minutes So what are you wanting to accomplish in your life? We have talked about goals and mindset. Yet how do you tie these all together with your core values? That’s where this question comes into play. What are you wanting to accomplish in your life? Do you want to make every person smile? Maybe you want to have every person you encounter to see the beauty around them. Perhaps you are more ambitious and you want to help each person you encounter with a particular obstacle in their path. We are talking about mission statements. you may be familiar with …

Why Have a Mission Statement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Been working on getting your foundation setup. You have your core values and making them be your guiding principles in your life decisions. The next step is to shape your mission. What is your mission from God? When you have your mission your path becomes a lot clearer and direct. It is as if you found the expressway instead of taking the surface streets to the other side of town. So this week we are going to the next step of making your mission statement. So we are looking to Rabbi Simon Jacobson and why you want to have a …

What Children Learn When Outdoors

Reading Time: < 1 minute Children are amazing. If you have kids the opportunity for you to sit back and watch them as they learn about their environment is always on in wonder. To see kids explore and learn their own way a truly fascinating experience This week we have another Ted talk about what nature teaches kids. The answer is a lot, Nilda Cosco. Talks about the different aspects of the world and how kids see it. Share5TweetPin1ShareShare6 Shares

The Problem with Fear of the Unknown

Reading Time: 8 minutes You are setting in your office and you just got an email from the boss. The phrasing is a bit ambiguous but you read it as he is not happy. So, what do you do? Do you avoid the email act like it isn’t there? Perhaps you go ahead and reply, then start packing your things? When in reality you read the email completely wrong and he is going to offer you a promotion. Take your teenage son as another example he borrowed the family car. Now he is an hour and a half late for curfew. What as a …

You can have a strange family but these folks are still important to your world

Survive The Difficult Family Members

Reading Time: 8 minutes Hey, it’s Christmas time, If you haven’t’ noticed yet! You had thanksgiving fly by and it reminded you exactly why you hate family functions. Yeah, something happens each year. You have subjected to the blatant back handed complements from the drunk aunt who has the self-delusional thoughts that she is in charge of everything. Then your odd uncle who believes you are still 8 and wants to wrestle after drinking a 12 pack. While you have great aunts who come by and her dementia seems to get just a little worse each year. The Family is such an interesting dynamic. …

Some traditions you can have for your family Christmas

14 Christmas Traditions For Your Family

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hey, Christmas is just around the corner. Thanksgiving dinner is still warm and the leftovers are still being consumed. But it is now time to start thinking of the most wonderful time of the year. Yet not just Christmas itself but I want you to think of traditions, especially if you have young kids. These traditions stick with them and become an incredibly important part of their world and how it operates. That is why today I wanted to talk about 12 different Christmas traditions that you can and should incorporate into your holidays. These are often old traditions that …

A few helpful ways that you can control your anger

Three Ways You Can Control Anger

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s Friday! and time for some helpful sites that are talking about anger. We talked about how anger can make you feel powerful but in reality, it is compassion that leads to strength. Then on Wednesday, we covered what is anger. So now how do you take care of that anger? especially when you are dealing with others. The Life Coach School The first site that will help you with managing your anger is Brook Castillo’s podcast. Her approach to anger and how emotions affect everybody is a fresh take. Her thoughts on emotions and how they affect people are …

Grieving in silence isn't a good way to deal with your grief

Dont Grieve in Silence

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ok, This week we are getting back on track but to do that there is a grieving process. This process is a natural part of coping with the loss of a loved one. Yet many people especially us guy we like to go at it alone and in silence. This Stoic approach may help us feel noble and strong when we are faced with a moment of weakness. Yet Rachel takes the approach to share your grief. Talk about what you are going through. She poses a very good position on why staying silent isn’t good for you nor those …