As always, Shelly and I have been searching out new adventures. Over the last six months or so, we’ve been playing around with the “life coaching” idea with friends and acquaintances that were interested in our ideas for living somewhat unconventional lives.
Over the last four years or so, we’ve been on a mission to gain as much freedom as possible to live lives that truly excite us. There’s something Read More...
My Facebook friend Sarah recently wrote a status update about ultrarunners’ social media feeds being exceptionally boring. I couldn’t agree more. As a general rule of thumb, many runners that use social media post about runs. Or training for runs. Or post pictures of runs. Or pictures of new running gear. Or clothes. Or shoes.
And it’s boring as Hell.
They’re one-trick ponies. (And yes, my repeated use of this term Read More...
When we think of bullies, we usually think of the big kid on the playground. You know, the one that punches us in the head until we give up our lunch money. We may also think of a bully as someone that uses verbal assaults or spreads rumors. We think of bullies as generally unpleasant people that exploit the weak for their own gain. Bullies generally make our lives a living Hell. Learning to stand up to bullies Read More...
As runners, have you ever wondered just how vulnerable we are running through the streets or out on the trails?Many times we’re in secluded areas with very few if any people around. We could easily be attacked, robbed, or raped. Killed even.
Can we do anything to improve our safety?
Around this time of year I like to spend some time reflecting and sort of planning. I like to assess the previous year, figure out what went well, what didn’t, and what changes I could make.
Out of sheer luck, I recently stumbled upon an article from the Washington Post about genealogist and author Karl Pillemer. The gist of the article was an excerpt from his book that consisted of a compilation of data from interviews Read More...
Yesterday I formally kicked off the virtual version of BRUcrew. In short, it’s my attempt to create a tribe of people that are interested in improving their lives in multiple realms, including physical, mental, social, and emotional. I want to create a community of like-minded people that can learn from each other so all of us can grow. I want people to really live, not just bumble through life (here’s yesterday’s post.)
By the way- Read More...
Think about your life right now.
Specifically, think about the positives.
Now think of the negatives.
If you were to die in 15 minutes, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?
If you can honestly say “yes”, this post isn’t for you. If you have any hesitation, read on.
Most of us wander through life without really experiencing life. We’re crippled by painful events of the past. We’re immobilized by Read More...
I spend a fair amount of time talking about ways to make the world a better place. However, I rarely address an important issue:
What if MY idea of a better world is different than YOUR idea of a better world?
This is a major problem for a few reasons. First, what would give me the right to determine what is best for you? My rights end when your rights are being infringed upon. I have Read More...