Category Archives: Life Lessons

Five Ways to Get Good Grades in College (or High School)

I’ve written about this before, but a new school year is upon us and with that, a new freshman in college that I’m very fond of (hello, son!). This also works for HS just translate professor to teacher. Here’s a … Continue reading

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The Amnesia Reboot

I found myself floating face down in the water off of the coast of Marseilles. Fishermen pull me from the water and work with them until they put me ashore. Oh, sorry.  That was Matt Damon, not me. I wake … Continue reading

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“He Chose Poorly” — How To Turn A Perfectly Good Day To Crap

Tony Robbins has said that there are two states: Beautiful states and Suffering states. In Deuteronomy, we are offered  a choice of Life or Death. These are choices that we make ALL DAY LONG, in every moment and in every … Continue reading

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Four Rules for New or Anxious Situations

I don’t like change. And I especially don’t like doing anything for the first time. And I’m a dad which means I have to teach my kids how to handle change and doing things for the first time. But I … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with people you only see once a year

  **NOTE: This is written as a public service announcement and not as a reference to my own family which gets great. Regardless of how well you get along with your relatives, trying to get through a long Thanksgiving day with … Continue reading

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Adulting — What I Learned from a Black Lab named Triss

My brother’s dog passed away last month. When you see the romanticized pictures of dog ownership on TV commercials, you’re getting a glimpse of life with Triss. She was the sweetest dog who loved to romp in mud, ponds, or snow. … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Step Forward Into Your Dream Life

Most of us are striving for a dream life or have at least had a few ideas cross our minds. Maybe it’s a certain type of car, a place to live, a type of job. Here’s four ways to step … Continue reading

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Four things I learned about Opportunity while Boogie Boarding over Christmas

The ocean has long been a metaphor for life.  As I took in the waves in North Carolina from the back of a boogie board, I learned four things about opportunities.

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If I Die This Day

If I die this day, do not say “he went too young” for the number of my days was ordained from the start. If I die this day, do not say “Where is God?”

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Life is good and difficult and fun and a whole bunch of other things.

I’m not sure if it’s twitter’s fault, facebook’s fault, instagram’s fault or if they just magnify the issue, but I feel a profound desire to simply life into just a few words. Life is hard. Life is awesome. Life is … Continue reading

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