Inspiration Through Gratitude
In life, you have to suffer through challenges and failures but hopefully grow as a result from enduring them. There is plenty of advice being offered all around us when growing up, but when we are young, we are predisposed to often tuning it out.
While I have compiled here 9 nuggets of advice to relay to my 18-year-old self, this perspective can most likely only be learned over time and through actual life experience.
Putting aside the current limitations of time travel, if I was somehow able to bestow all of these suggestions to my 18-year-old self, I am not sure it would have made a bit of difference in my life. Words and suggestions can help guide and cajole, but life experience is indeed the ultimate teacher. Read More
This article was originally published in November of 2016. Through more life experience and information gathering, I continue to evolve my approach to diet and this updated article reflects and addresses that evolution, especially regarding consumption of fat.
I still eat lots of fat, now to a point, though. When this article was originally written I was at the tail end of transitioning away from eating a higher amount of carbohydrates and instead focusing on fats.
That switch to a high-fat and low-carb lifestyle brought a significant amount of positive changes into my life. Inspired by those changes, I may have subsequently doubled down too emphatically on consuming large quantities of fat within certain meals. Read More
It was well into my adulthood before I realized I not only needed to get comfortable with fear, but I probably should be seeking it out. I am not talking about the fear that arises in response to true peril, like the jolt we experience when walking into oncoming traffic.
The type of fear I am addressing is more subtle and can manifest itself in a variety of different forms. It can be felt as a slight fluttering of butterflies in your stomach. It can take root in a more unsettling manner as a churn in your guts causing you to have doubts about something you are considering.
Fear can rear its ugly head in the form of procrastination, or resistance as author Steven Pressfield terms it in The War Of Art. Read More