alignment, goals, GRACE, Motivational, peace, purpose, trust the process, Uncategorized, wholeness

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Reading the words, "It's okay not to be okay" were so freeing for me. Sometimes it feels like Wholeness demands us to always be okay. Always strong. Forever immovable. But as Touré Roberts breaks down in his new book Wholeness, it's actually okay not to be okay. So many times, in the midst of a… Continue reading It’s Okay Not to be Okay

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Finding “Iron” & Vulnerability in the New Year

Everyone wants to be vulnerable, but nobody wants to start. So as the minutes wind down on this first day of 2018, I'll start. Life has been rough. It's been painful. It's been draining. It's made me insecure. Made me doubt myself. Overthink. Then doubt myself some more. It's never easy to love someone &… Continue reading Finding “Iron” & Vulnerability in the New Year

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What Role Do You Want to Play?

Seems like a simple enough question, really. But beyond the question are the implications your answer will determine.   I can't be the only one who has super random flashbacks. More than that, it's the connections I make when some of these flashbacks happen. Some moments are ingrained on a different level. I may not… Continue reading What Role Do You Want to Play?

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Earl Thomas: An Injury, A Tweet, & An Interview

Earl Thomas – an invaluable part of the Seattle Seahawks’ LOB [Legion of Boom] – was injured a year ago during week 13, in a game against Carolina. If you were watching, you instantly knew how bad it was. Almost immediately following his exit from the field, a tweet went out that left more cause… Continue reading Earl Thomas: An Injury, A Tweet, & An Interview

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What “This Team” Can Teach Us

This is definitely not meant as a dis to the Dodgers or Dodger fans everywhere. But after last night's outcome, I started to dissect the results to see what I could take away. Here's a few thoughts... Managing "This Team"-Sized Expectation Expectations are hard for anyone to live up to. We set ourselves up for… Continue reading What “This Team” Can Teach Us

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Ray Lewis, Colin Kaepernick & Tim Tebow: A Grace Conumdrum

When I initially wrote this years ago, it was because of people's venomous statements about Ray Lewis. Now, after some tweets by Shelley Meyer [wife of Ohio State Head Coach, Urban Meyer], it seems appropriate to revisit this idea... adding Colin Kaepernick into the same discussion. Regarding Kaepernick: Shelley is inserting that Colin made his… Continue reading Ray Lewis, Colin Kaepernick & Tim Tebow: A Grace Conumdrum

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H-O-R-S-E

Simple rules, really. Imitation is the name of the game. They make a basket. Your goal, then, is to make the same basket in the same manner in which the person before you did it: Backwards at the free throw line. Off the backboard at the base line. Left handed 3-pointer. From behind the basket.… Continue reading H-O-R-S-E

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Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Moana

I’ll be honest. Beyond the Polynesian influence of Moana, I didn’t know anything about what to expect from the movie when my sis was saying my niece wanted to go see it. My niece wasn’t going to let up, so I finally took her to see it in 3D. Honestly, my first time seeing a… Continue reading Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Moana

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Black Lives Matter, Refugees & the Good Samaritan

Living with the results of other people's thinking is why something like #BlackLivesMatter even has to be stated. But we can change the results for others. Our thinking can be elevated; our compassion deepened. Those past results don't deserve our blind allegiance. I keep going back to these core things: Every person was made in… Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Refugees & the Good Samaritan