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

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?

Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…

(Two minute read about the hazards of multitasking!) People laugh at me because I can't walk and text.  No matter how hard I try, I can't.  It's like my brain stops working and I think it's hilarious. I either fall flat on my face or end up dropping my phone.  It can be embarrassing when I stop walking in the middle of a busy sidewalk (or hallway at work) to answer a text because people … Continue reading Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…

How well do you budget your time?

(Five minute read about how to better manage your time!) One of the hardest skills to master in life is the ability to budget effectively.  Agreed? When it comes to budgeting money, the hardest part is controlling the spending.  There always appears to be infinite options for what to spend it on but there never seems to be enough of it to spend.  It's hard to pick and choose what's worth our money and what … Continue reading How well do you budget your time?

The best way to help you deal with stress….

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….

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