As I put one foot in front of the other, breathing in deeply, exhaling loudly, I finally learned what meditation was all about. I read over and over, just focus on your breath. I can’t just focus on my breath…it isn’t that interesting. Other things come to mind before the … [Read more...] about Participation Is A Healthy Way To Keep Depression at Bay
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom has thou made them all: the earth is full of your riches. Psalm 104:24 I recently returned from visiting family in Alaska where we enjoyed lots of time outdoors. It was good for my frazzled nerves. My brother and I joked we … [Read more...] about Less Talking, More Hiking
If you could have one thing, what would it be? Unless you are one of the virtuous types that would say something selfless like, “world peace”, I’m guessing the answer would be some variation of, “I just want to be happy.” So what is “happy”? Believe it or not, people have … [Read more...] about Searching for Happiness
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to … [Read more...] about Caring for Others: When is Enough, Enough?
It has happened multiple times before and it is happening again. Your wife has been talking for the last five minutes and your “uh-huh” and “yes, dear,” and “grunts” seemed to work. But all of a sudden there is silence. You look up and realize that “a husband’s worse … [Read more...] about For Men Only: Six Easy Ways to Convince Your Wife You are Listening.
It was the most difficult period of my life. Miserable, I prayed for a call that would bring a job offer from another company. It was hard to believe that only three months earlier I had left a successful career in a large, international company for this! The small, start-up … [Read more...] about Five Life-Changing Principles I Learned through Failure