Marcus Aurelius and “The Good Life“
Individuality is the most important thing in leading a good life. The greatest step is finding people who accept you for what you are and can live with both the good and the bad things about you. The opinion of others should not matter all that much. While it’s wonderful for many people to have […]
What Does Underrated Mean, Really?
People often throw around the term “underrated” for things they feel don’t get enough attention. But, what does underrated mean, really? The Urban Dictionary defines ‘underrated’ as this: “Something or someone that deserves much more respect than people will allow.” So, what makes something or someone underrated? There’s something a bit peculiar about that definition […]
How to Gain Momentum in Life & Get Things Done
You may have read a lot about how we need to build up momentum in our lives in order to find success. What does it mean to gain momentum? What benefits does having momentum give us in life? Why We Need Momentum in Life Think of momentum this way. Say you’re riding a bike. If […]
I Awoke With Purpose Renewed
One August day, I awoke with purpose renewed. Never before had I felt my mind, body, and spirit finally working in harmony.
3 Things I Learned About Writing From Participating in NanoWrimo
I’ve participated in the 50,000 words in one month novel writing challenge NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) on two occasions. Once, I actually wrote a little over 50,000 words across three drafts of essentially the same story. It was a mess, but I wrote some usable stuff. Most recently, I wrote about 27,000 words […]
The Poetic Nonfiction and Photography (Plus Web Design) of Tom Slatin
This post is sponsored by tomslatin.com As I’m wont to do every day, I ran one of my typical morning threads on Twitter. Typically, they are of the #writerslift variety. My hope with these sorts of threads is to promote a wide range of authors, bloggers, creatives, and other content creators. I’ve met so many […]
What Does it Mean to Feel Melancholy?
People tell me all the time that they are experiencing various states of melancholy. I sometimes wonder if people actually know what this word means. As Google defines it, melancholy is “a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.” Somehow, it seems many people around me express a form of melancholy without even […]
Success is a Consequence of Your Actions, Not a Coincidence
Most people who struggle to find success in life have one thing in common. Many people talk big, but don’t act. Having big plans does nothing if you don’t work at them. Good planning ensures you’re constantly taking action, not just continuing to plan. Effective goal planning means doing your research, improving your skills, and […]