We need a functional life, not just one dedicated to achieving goals.

Let’s Work Toward Functionality, Not Just Goals

I remember a time in my life where I would regularly get up at 4:45 a.m. and be at the gym by 5:15 a.m. to grind out a hard workout. 

Oh, the ambition of younger me. (Yes, four years qualifies as ‘younger.’)  Continue reading “Let’s Work Toward Functionality, Not Just Goals”

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Your Well-Being Is More Important Than Your Productivity

One would think quarantine would be the perfect time to complete the list. You know? THE list. The list of things we all say we would accomplish if we only had a little more time.  Continue reading “Your Well-Being Is More Important Than Your Productivity”

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The Quarterly Reading Roundup: 2020 Q1

I’m a former nonprofit fundraiser so I could expound on the importance of breaking up the year into quarters. I like the practice so much that it carries over into my own personal life as well where you will find me setting goals and assessing on a quarterly basis as well as on a monthly and annual basis. Combine this with my love for reading, and the quarterly reading roundup was born. 

Here are my favorite books read during quarter one (Q1) of 2020:  Continue reading “The Quarterly Reading Roundup: 2020 Q1”

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How To Mitigate The Stir-Crazy

Nothing like a global pandemic to put your life on hold. I’m now working from home, my favorite coffee shop is closed, my gym is closed due to government mandate, and large gatherings (including services at my church) are all banned until further notice. 

A perfect recipe for stir-craziness.  Continue reading “How To Mitigate The Stir-Crazy”

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Trying To Prioritize Health? Leverage Your Phone

These days, we use our phones to do pretty much everything but actually call people. We can order groceries that are delivered straight to our doors, invest in the stock market, and see people who are across the world. So why wouldn’t we leverage our phones when we’re trying to prioritize our health?  Continue reading “Trying To Prioritize Health? Leverage Your Phone”

You're not going to thrive all the time - that's okay.

It’s OK To Survive When You Can’t Thrive

A few years ago, I got the word ‘thrive’ inked inside my wrist. Maybe a dumb idea at the moment, but it has served as a reminder that God didn’t put me on this earth just to simply survive, but to thrive. Continue reading “It’s OK To Survive When You Can’t Thrive”