Shutting Down The Comparison Game

Comparison tempts at the most inopportune times. For example, when you’re launching a big project or trying something new and risky. When you’re meeting new friends and desire to fit in. Rather than feeling a boost of confidence, you glimpse someone else doing it bigger and better. In minutes, you slide from “on top of […]

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Summer Sabbatical

10 Ways to Rest Your Soul

It is rest that revives the soul for real life. And it is often rest we neglect while trying to live. As I mentioned in last week’s post—Finding Life in the Fallow—I refuse to sell my soul for the sake of distorted definition of success. For that reason, I’m completely unplugging for the months of June […]

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My Daily Practice For Facing Down Fear

How do you deal with fear? This is the question I’m asked more than others. It makes sense. After facing my mortality, fear became a regular—albeit unwelcome—factor in my daily life. It paralyzed me. I couldn’t eat. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t think or function beyond the terrifying “What if … ?” After all, this human life supplies good […]