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telling my story of faith + exclusion and the rebellious act of being me

i am sitting on my couch in my home, the home that i am so amazingly blessed to own with my wife, watching the clouds disperse outside my living window. the sun is beginning to peek out and shine brightly. it’s early evening, almost 8 pm, and no where near…

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the key to creating the life you want every single f*ucking minute

i cannot let go of the weekend i had last weekend. the thoughts and feelings and impressions have stayed with me, influencing me every single day. in the midst of my busy, regular, ordinary life. and, friends, that, for me, is all that i have ever wanted. you know how…

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the week that was sweden’s celebration of spring // 17

hello! and happy may day! so, this week has been exciting and fun. and i have a ton of stuff to share with you! first off… the weather has been all over the place. sunshine, rain, snow, wind, cold, and warm sunshine (not warm temps, though). very typical  april weather. but,…

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what if it’s not this or that, but everything all at once?

i have some old ghosts that showed up unexpectedly last week. i got called to the principal’s office one day. or, actually, she cornered me in the little kitchen as i was cleaning up after our staff meeting. she asked if she could talk with me. to be honest, i…

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what to do with a blank slate: a look back at the start of 2016

march is ending; and so we are also coming to the end of the first quarter of 2016. one third of the year is now complete. that’s a crazy thought, isn’t it? now, this isn’t anything that i usually think of, or even note, but as i have spent some…

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02.16. the month of brave // why we should all live wild + free

Last week I introduced you to the theme of the month: brave. Good lord, I had no idea how timely it would be for me!  How about you, though? Is there something calling you to step out + be brave? Are you facing a challenge, a dream, an opportunity, or…

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how to find your zen at work: living life both on + off the mat

most of you know that i am in the midst of figuring out/discovering a new balance to my life. after returning to a (more or less) 8-5 work schedule, i am really exploring the ways to keep that deeply connected + grounded feeling throughout my day. it’s super easy to…

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01.16 living intentionally // intentions are better than resolutions

happy first monday of 2016, friends! how does it feel? i’m feeling extremely motivated + hopeful. excited + focused. positive + grounded. yeah. i really do feel as good as all of that sounds. so, i am giving lots of thanks for that. with that, i’d like to say “welcome…

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