How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)

I just finished reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's a fictional story about a boy who crash lands in the wild left to his own devices to survive. It's a great story of inner and outer resilience focusing on only two main characters: Brian (the boy) and nature. His very real plight is coupled with … Continue reading How I Jumped Back Into Reading Fiction (and the hidden benefit)

How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect

The state of current affairs is pretty intense, to put it mildly. Conversations, social media, politics, and the news are all intensely set on the new seemingly daily stresses of our everyday lives. It's the topics of choice that everyone talks about everywhere you go. It's near impossible to get away. In response, we become … Continue reading How the Push for More Negativity Has the Opposite Effect

What the Military Taught Me About Individualism

Growing up in a disciplined household entering into Air Force Basic Training as a green 17 year-old wasn't too much of a shock. I was used to being organized, responsible, and aware of my surroundings. Most of the other airmen adapted rather well also. Even though your average teenager thinks they know everything, they're pretty … Continue reading What the Military Taught Me About Individualism