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The Mythology of a “Balanced Life”

The Mythology of a Balanced Life

The idea of achieving a perfect balance between work, family, physical health, hobbies, spirituality, emotional health, and all other aspects of our lives, is fundamentally flawed. The notion that we can give equal time and energy to everything is unrealistic, and attempting to do so can lead to even greater imbalance. Think about it: have …

Failing Forward

Failing Forward

Winston Churchill once said, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” This quote perfectly encapsulates the idea of failing forward, which is a concept championed by John Maxwell in his book Failing Forward. This concept recognizes that all progress is through failure, learning, and adjusting. Failing forward means that a …

Making Goals Fun & Gamifying The Process

Making Goals Fun and Gamifying the Process

Statistics tell us that by now, most people have completely abandoned their new year’s resolutions. Why is that? The answer is likely a simple one: We’re not truly engaged in our goals. Just as teenagers and kids will describe their least favorite or most difficult subject in school as “boring”, what they’re really saying is …

Love Your Life

Love Your Life

When our day-to-day routine starts feeling more like a never-ending chore, it can be all too easy to forget that fresh and exciting lives require our active participation in order to become and stay that way. For the times when you’re feeling disenamored with your everyday routine, here are some simple methods for falling in …

From Big Plans to the Big Game – An Interview with Britain Covey

An Interview with Britain Covey

(Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.) Wide receiver and return specialist Britain Covey, after going unselected in the 2022 draft, was signed by Philadelphia’s football team as an undrafted free agent. After working hard to prove himself during practice, he was elevated to the active roster for their Week 1 game …

Believe In Yourself!

Believe in Yourself!

Many say it’s resources, luck, background, or connections that create successful people. While these all have some influence, the strongest contributing factor to achieving something significant is self-belief. Studies have proven that when you experience positive emotions such as love, joy, or contentment, you’ll see more possibilities in your life. If you believe in yourself, …

Decisions, Planning, & Commitment

Decisions, Planning & Commitment

It’s the second week of January, which means you’ve likely hit a few roadblocks to fulfilling your resolutions and beginning making changes. When you hit these roadblocks, what do you do to get over them? Many try “muscling through” difficulties and “just forcing it”, but this approach isn’t sustainable. Instead, let’s review the dangers of …

Slow It Down

Slow it Down

The holiday season is both a time of celebration and, for many, significant stress. With meals to prepare, presents to buy, and family dynamics to navigate, the holidays can find you caught in a balance between focusing on what matters most and checking off that lengthy to-do list. This overload of stress during an otherwise …

Embracing The Unconventional

Embracing the Unconventional

These winter months are filled with activities, tastes, sights, and sounds. Some of them are traditions that have been passed down and cherished – while others have perhaps been dreaded or discarded. For some, the long-held traditions are what make this season special–providing memories to recreate and nostalgia to share. Things like visiting light shows, …

Taking Control of Your Holidays

Taking Control of Your Holidays

Every year we imagine that the holidays will be a swirl of joyful parties, decorations, surprising loved ones with the perfect gift, cooking flawless meals, indulging in family vacations, and generally spending blissful time against a magical winter backdrop. We long for the magic and excitement of our youth and imagination, while dreading the worry, …

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