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Bricks to Walls

Losing peaceful emotions reminds me of brick walls, construction, and the solidity of it all. How solid is your wall? We build the protective wall around our heart and emotions brick by brick. Bricks of egotism, boastfulness, pride, sarcasm, cynicism, hard hearts,...

Feeding Your Mind and Planting Seeds of Success

Feeding Your Mind and Planting Seeds of Success

“No man is free who is not master of himself.” — Epictetus Resolutions are those goals set at the beginning of every year. They are almost like a goal to failure. Ben Franklin is known for penning some of his writing under the name of Mrs. Silence Dogood. Many of...

Letting Go

“Let it Go.” Disney nailed it with this popular song from Frozen. It’s the song everyone learned, and learned to hate. Or learned to grow tired of, at least. But whenever I feel overwhelmed or stress, I can let loose and sing that song. Benjamin Franklin described it...

Harrowing? What is THAT?!

“Harrowing the Habits”? I chose the word “harrowing” because it complements “cultivating” in the book’s title. Both “harrowing” and “cultivating” relate to farming, and consequently, growing. They serve as metaphors for how you can grow into the person you want to be...

Habits are not sexy

A habit is something only you are able to make happen, change, or add to your life. No one will do it for you. You have to take the action required if you want something different in the future. What things are habits in your life? Brushing your teeth, driving to...

Character defined

“Character is built into the spiritual fabric of personality hour by hour, day by day, year by year in much the same deliberate way that physical health is built into the body.” — E. Lamar Kincaid In his late twenties, Benjamin...