(Two minute read about the day that changed my life) Dear Chris, I miss you like crazy brother. I still haven't found the words to explain what makes friendships in the military so much different than civilian life. You and I spent ten weeks together in basic training but I felt like I knew you for a lifetime. You will forever be one of my closest friends which is exactly what made the day you … Continue reading A letter to my fallen hero.
(Three minute read about how to fight the urge to seek revenge)Have you ever been so mad at someone that revenge is the only thing on your mind? It's arguably one of the most attractive, satisfying and instinctual human responses to experiencing pain and I can speak to that from significant personal experience... Revenge seems to make the pain go away for just long enough to feel good again for a brief period of time. … Continue reading How powerful is the desire for revenge?
(two minute read about identifying your purpose in life) Well, what's the answer to this riddle? What is the easiest question to answer as a kid but one that only get's harder as we grow older? Any takers? The answer is what I call The Golden Question: What do you want to do be when you grow up? Do you agree? How was this question so easy to answer when we were six years old … Continue reading What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?
If I have learned one thing from living with chronic pain everyday, it's that we live in a world where irritability and frustration often comes easier than happiness. It seems easier to notice the things that upset us most in life than to appreciate those things that truly make us smile.... But I am here to tell you that there is still hope! I truly believe that the best way to fight back against anger, … Continue reading The best way to help you deal with stress….
One of the biggest distractions in life is the constant desire for something more. It's easy to forget how special today is in the development of a better tomorrow. Wanting to make your future brighter doesn't have to be a bad thing, but we can't allow ourselves to forget how hard we worked to get where we are today. If you are anything like me, you've spent the darker days of your life thus far … Continue reading Don’t forget what you wished for yesterday.