Sometimes Good Enough Really Is Good Enough

January 20, 2023 I struggle with accepting ‘good enough’. To me, it means mediocrity. It means settling. It’s not a comfortable place especially when so much of what you read or see on TV, social media, or whatever you read is about “becoming better than you were yesterday”, “never settle for less”, “always improving”, “optimization […]

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Mid-Year Reflection

“Freedom is the prize we are working for,” Seneca wrote, “not being a slave to anything—not to compulsion, not to chance events….show me a man who isn’t a slave.” Indeed, we have many masters.

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2022: The Year of Balance

January 1, 2022 It’s a new year and everyone is making their new resolutions! I typically use my birthday as my “new year” of making new goals and challenges, but I didn’t take the time to reflect during my birthday weekend this year due to other events. So, I took advantage of this week to […]

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Listen to Your Calling

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.” ~Rumi

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An Ode to Friendship

“Associate with those who will make a better man out of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve.” ~Seneca I may not always know (or remember) how I came to know most of the people in my life, but I do know why or how some acquaintances evolved into friendships. While reevaluating my social […]

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Flat-Ass Rules

“You’ve wandered all over and finally realized that you never found what you were after: how to live. Not in syllogisms, not in money, or fame, or self-indulgence. Nowhere. Then where is it to be found? In doing what human nature requires. How? Through first principles. Which should govern your intentions and your actions.” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

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Alive Time

“In many circumstances, we do not deal with our affairs in accordance with correct assumptions, but rather we follow thoughtless habit.” — Musonius Rufus One of the things I have learned over this past year is that I have way more control over how I spend my time, with whom I spend my time, and the […]

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A Reason to be Good

This week’s thoughts are taken from The Daily Stoic Meditations (2019): The funny thing about egotistical people is that – despite any power or wealth they might have – they are really easy to manipulate. All you have to do is tell them what they want to hear; make everything seem like it was their […]

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The Need For Grace and Forgiveness

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32).

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