Necessarily Brief

Seth Godin publishes a blog post every single day and has for many years. He claims that this practice helps him to be a better observer of the world around him and that it helps him to organize and clarify his thoughts. His blog posts vary greatly in length, from only a few sentences to…

Healthy Variety

“Eat like a vegan… and eat meat.” -Kelly Starrett Some people seem to be able to eat, drink, and smoke whatever they want with no ill effects. I am not and have never been one of those people. My metabolism had always been slow. I have always gained weight easily and found difficulty keeping it…

Grappling With Purpose

It is all a matter of context. Two equally skilled grapplers, competing for submissions, can roll for long periods of time, ten, fifteen, even thirty plus minutes before one gets tired and makes a mistake, resulting in him or her getting submitted. Add to this equation some MMA gloves and punches, and a clear winner…

The Little Things That Matter Yet Go Unnoticed

Often we do not know what those who love us do for us in silence and when no one else is looking, the things they do without ever asking for recognition or appreciation. These are the little things that do not seem like a big deal, but that add up to us feeling loved and…

The Soup That Heals

Food has the power to make us feel loved and appreciated. There is something about a hot home-cooked meal, served with love, that has the power to soothe, heal, and reinvigorate. To be handed a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day, after working long hours, cuts through the aches, the pains, and the…