#24 The Stoic Warrior — Words to Heal the Spirit

I am fascinated by the Roman Empire. In particular, I have a keen interest in Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius was one of the important figures in Stoicism. His philosophy, also known as Meditations was never intended to be published, rather they were sources of wisdom to guide him through his own journey of self-improvement.

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#23 Gratitude, Mortality, & Disaster – A Perspective on Healing

We live in interesting times. Our world is at a standstill. Our economy is temporarily silent, people are dying, and families everywhere are trying to make light with a single matchstick. Tough times are upon us. I say, invite the struggle. See it as a blessing. Take this time to make your mind stronger, more resilient, and better suited for other hard times.

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#21 How to Stay Sane During a Pandemic

What we think, how we think it, and the ensuing actions that follow, especially during times of disparity, matter. The Coronavirus is serious and all measures and recommendations given by the experts should not be taken lightly, but what I think is also serious is the perpetual onslaught of digital fear that we ingest from media titans, social media, and clickbait enthusiast. Being present is always important, but even more so during these troubling times. I have listed a few ways tips that have helped me keep sane during these uncertain times.

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#16 Is Usain Bolt Really the Fastest Man in the World?

The Olympics is one of my favorite sporting events to watch. It’s a time where athletic grit, talent, love, and admiration for ones own country and the love for other countries, join forces. It’s a time where the world embraces differences, breaks down walls in order to build unity, even if only for a few weeks. The outcome resulting in a renewed sense of truth where the phrase, we aren’t all that different rings true. 

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#15 Attack or Inquiry?

A young man with excruciating pain in his foot went to a Shaman for guidance. The man said, “Oh, wise Shaman, the pain in my foot is unbearable, every time I walk, it hurts more and more. I can’t fathom much longer.” With his gentle disposition, the Shaman put his hand on the young man’s shoulder and said, “Son, you have only two choices and I’m afraid the decision rests in your hands. You can either cover every path that which you walk in burlap or you can wear shoes.”

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#14 When It Rains

It was an early evening in mid-December. The stars and moon peaked out through the tiny crevices of an already blanketed foggy sky. It started to rain just as I stepped outside. Has this ever happened to you? I would venture to guess and say, probably yes. I pointed to the sky and said, “Why?”

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