The Plan: My 2016 Resolutions

I am back! Or am I? The last two+ months have been oddly hectic-- peppered with great highs, positive personal realizations, wonderful whirlwinds, and twisted tests of my personal stamina. I am pleased to report that -- for the most part -- I am conquering the tests of life. I am very proud of the …

Having Faith in Yourself.

"Faith is the bird that feels the light even when the dawn is still dark." As defined, faith is a strong belief in someone or something. That concepts seems very vague, somewhat intangible, and also requires a significant level of trust. If I trust a person or object, I believe in their/its ability to be …

Shark Attack

Oh my goodness! Does anyone know Mick Fanning's blood type? Because his escape from that shark attack at the J-Bay Surf League Championship competition the other day was either pure miracle or he is certified half-human and half-beast! What a moment! Needless to say, for Mick's sake, I am happy he survived; however, for the …

Let it Go.

Don't hold on to things or thoughts that are clearly making you sink. How silly is it that we feel ourselves sinking but refuse to release the weight pulling us down. What's the worse that can happen - you float? Isn't it at least better to float than drown? Let it go. No really, let …

Prepare for Success

One thing that I am always trying to get my students to realize is that they should take advantage of the time they presently have in order to work on building/exercising their skills in their own particular areas of weakness. Of course, getting high school students to see the bigger picture of the seemingly mind-numbing …

You Matter.

Sometimes we become overly concerned with wondering if we matter to other people. Do I matter? Does anyone care about me or what I do? Am I insignificant in the grand scheme of life? We can become so preoccupied with our level of significance to others that we neglect assessing our own value as worth …

Getting Out of The Box: How I Get Over the Fear

"Step outside of the box." "Think outside the box." "Break outside the box." This little box must be made of some extremely durable substance because the entire world is either living it or trying to get out of it! No, seriously. I am not joking. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard these expressions about this box. Darn …

The Danger of Doing Nothing

This is a simple math inspired post that reveals a simple life lesson. Remember when you learned that anything multiplied by zero equals zero? Exactly. If you do nothing, you will get nothing. Small steps, large steps, new action, or old actions repeated; whatever it is, just do something. You will never get where you …