This phrase saves me LOADS of stress…

During my time in the military, I found out the hard way that often times we are ill equipped for the amount of difficult circumstances we face in life.  I don't mean literally ill equipped from a personal capability standpoint - I mean from a realistic human nature standpoint.  The reality is, we are easily overwhelmed because life is so face-paced.  We battle the stress of work, finances, home life, relationships, school, ambitions for the … Continue reading This phrase saves me LOADS of stress…

A letter to my fallen brother

Dear SSG Stan, I will never forget that week we spent on that hilltop in Hungary.  Your crazy ass thought it would be an awesome idea to park a "humvee" on top of a hill and live out of it for a week.  We had barely any food, it was freezing cold, we lived out of a crappy truck, and had a radio going off 24/7...but somehow we had the time of our lives... We … Continue reading A letter to my fallen brother

Add the word “but” to the end of a negative sentence and watch it turn positive…

When I injured my spine years ago, my brain was filled with negativity.  I remember telling myself how unfair it was that I would have to deal with this injury from such an early age and to make matters worse, life just started kicking me even harder when I was already down.  As many of you reading this already know, I had quite the "unlucky streak" after my injury.  Shortly after my discharge, I had … Continue reading Add the word “but” to the end of a negative sentence and watch it turn positive…

What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?

After three back surgeries I can honestly say that I haven't taken a single pain pill.  My doctors told me it wouldn't be possible but there is not greater motivation than the desire to prove someone wrong.  Even the nurses pleaded with me to take the medication on their regimented medication plans but I wouldn't budge.  This wasn't because I was "too tough" for medication but because I knew I could find a healthier way … Continue reading What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping then this post is for you…

(30 second read about what makes for the best sleep) As a little kid, I grew up in an incredible house with every amenity in the world available to me, but for some reason, I never slept well. Then I joined the Army and I can honestly say that the nights that I slept under crappy military conditions was some of the best sleep of my entire life.  How could that be? Somehow, the nights … Continue reading If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping then this post is for you…

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