Is Failure Really So Bad?

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: Vampire bats are the only mammals in the world that live entirely on blood.   I think that we can all relate very well to a single word. Failure. It terrifies us because to fail at something means you didn’t get it quite right. You’ve messed…

A Fear of Change

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Emotional level: 5 Mental level: 5 TODAY I LEARNED: In 2005, a fortune cookie company called Wonton Food Inc. correctly foretold lottery numbers, resulting in 110 winners and an investigation. No fraud was involved. Today I am conflicted. I am torn between two life changing decisions. The result of my choice will forever transform my…

Do You Fear You Will Fail?

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Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: You're more likely to become the President than you are to win the lottery.   Does the fear of failure often hold you back? Does it keep you from doing the things you wish you could do? I know that same fear all too well and…

Fear of Death…And Other News

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: After the Disney movie “Princess and the Frog” came out, more than 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.   Is January really almost over? No, it can’t be! Time really does fly. These months have a way of zooming by without our notice…

Reveal Your Fears

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Roosters have built in earplugs. What an intense year. I'm just now coming back from loss, sleep deprivation, and torturous thoughts. We've all been trying our best though, myself included. It's not been easy, but it seems to have been worth it. I'm not entirely sure…

More Nature…Less Stress

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Recently a few friends and I traveled to Greenbrier. For those who don't know, Greenbrier is part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It's a beautiful place with magnificent river spots and tons to explore. It's also an amazing location to unwind and connect with nature...which is really what I've…

Moving Forward

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Well, here we are again. I'm probably going to rant about the future and how it matters. 😉 In all honesty though...it took me awhile to really take certain things seriously. For awhile a lot of things mattered like being happy and living a good life. That's kind of hard to do if you don't…

Take It Day by Day

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Honestly, I envy the people in life who can really hold their head up no matter what. I constantly ask the question: where do you get your strength from? They always make it look so easy. We all have something that helps us along. Whether it’s a daily mantra, meditation or some strange habit we’ve…

That Which Drives Us

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An older game has really made me think about what gives us the drive and determination to push through so many obstacles in life. You've probably heard of it. It's called Tomb Raider. It's a gaming series that's been in the works for quite awhile, and I love it. Mainly because it inspires great qualities…

More Depression and More Hope

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I'm not gonna lie, it's been hard. This past month I've gone through a lot of different emotions. I've considered a change of heart, I pushed past a lot of feelings that I should have paid more attention to. Most of all, I'm still going through my depression. I know it's something I'll continue to…