Meet Nike, my little plastic chicken. Nike sits in front of me each day, right below my computer monitor. Whenever I face a fearful situation, this yellow toy chicken reminds me to face my fear and “Just Do It”. So, OK, my Nike was kinda named after THAT Nike. But the original Nike is a winged Greek goddess. How cool is that? Since I look at my plastic Nike so much, I Continue Reading
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger?
I take issue with the phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” (Random mental asides in quotations.) First of all, we live in a complicated world. Shades of grey fill our lives. The probability of a random thing being either black or white is zero. (Note: mathematically speaking, that does not mean impossible.) Therefore, all things lie on a Continue Reading
The Secret of Becoming Stronger
Do you want to become stronger? Do you want to be able to run three miles? Do you want to comfortably backpack 5-10 miles a day while carrying a 30+ pound pack? Do you want to be able to do a proper pushup? Do you have some other athletic goal? Strength isn't just physical. You can increase your mental and emotional strength, too. Do you want to be a more patient person? Do Continue Reading