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5 Reasons To Celebrate The Little Victories

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

How Silence Changes Everything

“To affect the quality of the day is the highest of arts.” — Henry David Thoreau

My little brother Matthew got me a bird feeder for my birthday a few years ago. I placed it on a tree branch just outside my bedroom window, but, due to this easily accessible […]

By |May 10th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

Finding Joy In The Right NOW

Above my couch, mounted on the wall, sit eight wooden signs, each engraved with a place my wife and I hold very dear.

Each one tells a story. From Nairobi, Kenya to a summer camp nestled in the mountains of the Sierra National Forest. From the thick heat of central […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

When The Light Breaks Through Darkness

There’s something quite enchanting that happens when someone comes across a song that they feel was written just for them. A sublime concoction of ballads slowly dance with a person’s soul.
“And as the last of breath was drawn from me, the light broke in and brought me to my […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

There Is Purpose In Where You Stand Today

A young boy clinged to his father’s grasp while a narrow path spread itself before them. Surveying the surrounding area, he soon caught a glimpse of an intersection some distance ahead–an intersection home to diverse groups of people, innumerable avenues, and unending movement.

Intrigued, he withdrew from his father, chased […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Perspective, Stories From Inside|0 Comments

Does Life Feel Mundane? This Might Change Your Perspective.

In the moments when life doesn’t feel grand, I want to learn to see and celebrate the beauty in the commonplace.

If you had asked me where I thought my life was heading two years ago, you would have been presented with a polished, confident reply, painting a grandiose dream […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Perspective, Stories From Inside|1 Comment

You Weren’t Meant To Live A Comfortable Life

As I travel through 2016, I feel like I’m constantly stepping into the unknown. Sometimes fear takes over and I find myself shutting down for a day or two. Last week was like that for me.
I’m doing things that make my heart come alive, but the hard work that […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Perspective, Stories From Inside|0 Comments

How To Move Forward When You Feel Stuck

January 4th was the day I had an emotional breakdown… At work. Yep. Full on broke down in tears in front of the VP. I wasn’t expecting it, and he probably wasn’t either, but it happened. Talk about #embarrassing.

As I hid in my office, hiding my puffy eyes from […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Stories From Inside, Tips|2 Comments

Heartache Is An Invitation To Hope

A few summers ago I moved into a condo in Downtown Miami with two of my best friends. It was a dream come true. Three friends working in the same internship, enjoying Miami all summer long. What could go wrong? Well…about that.

I could go on for pages describing everything […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Stories From Inside|1 Comment