Social media masks, anxiety, insecurity, and unlocking true potential.

Say you were to die right after you read this article. Instantly, you’re standing face to face with yourself, like a full body mirror. The image in the mirror is the version of yourself that lived your 100% potential. The you that worked with extreme ethic, took every opportunity, strove for maximum effort, never settled […]

Ditch the natural decline; a different philosophy on aging and disposition.

I debated a unique thought process with a mentor of mine recently. It forced us to challenge our philosophy regarding personal development and age. The idea that with age, we mature and increase wisdom is commonly accepted. As much as I agree with that logic, is progression similarly applicable in manners of human behavior, personality […]

Two steps forward and one step back; take advantage of the one step back.

I attended a firefighting conference this past weekend. During a portion of the keynote presentation, the speaker discussed values. He related values to a compass noting how our values direct the path in our lives and jobs just as a compass directs our physical path across terrain. As captivating as his lecture truly was, for […]

Divorce and Parenting: When my kids hold me accountable.

There are a lot of everyday experiences in my children’s life that I don’t get to regularly participate. Little landmarks that I don’t get to witness. Often when dealing with the sadness of this reality, I mentally lecture myself that this is all byproduct of divorce. Consequence of failed marriage when children are involved. More […]