Faith and Fitness
Get Vaccinated & Create a New Possibility
I have refrained from writing and speaking about this topic thus far as it has become a very polarizing issue. I have had a very strong opinion in regards to the vaccine up to this point. I believe there are always two sides to every story. The goal of this blog post is from a non-dual standpoint, meaning that I don’t have to be right and you don’t have to be wrong and vice-versa.
The only goal that I have is to create a possibility for our world to heal from this pandemic and create a new par…
Three Pillars to Being a Better Man
My journey out of quiet desperation to living a life of divine inspiration has been a path of radical inner transformation. It’s always a work in progress. We never fully arrive or have it all figured out. I have been on the road less traveled of taking a deep hard look at myself over the past several years.
It’s a courageous path and one I want to encourage you to take. Without going on this introspective path we will stay stuck in our addictions and wounds. We will get caught up in the status…
No Pain...No Gain...No More
I have always prided myself by living by the no pain, no gain mantra. It has been a mantra of mine for many years as an athlete growing up, when I was a bodybuilder and now someone who is extremely passionate about cycling.
Motivated by Pain and Suffering
For most of my life I have been motivated by pain. I needed pain and suffering to motivate myself. I have had the mentality that if I don’t go all out in the gym and feel beat up, I am wasting my time. No pain, no gain right? Recovery day? I …
5 Strategies to Practice Radical Simplicity
Have you ever felt like you have been on the hamster wheel of life and no matter what you do you can’t get off? You keep running getting nowhere while feeling completely exhausted. I can relate. I have felt that way many times in my life.
I am learning to practice radical simplicity.
When we focus on what is truly important and adopt a less is more approach it creates space in our li…
5 Ways to Transform Your Body & Your Life
Have you ever stopped to think about what an amazing gift our body is? It truly is a miracle if you really stop and think about it. God gave us this incredible body that can do mind boggling things. But we often take this gift for granted.
Think of your eye sight alone. The eye consists of the retina, pupil, iris, cornea, lens and optic nerve. It has 137 million light sensitive special cells that sends messages to the amazingly complicated brain. About 130 million of these cells appear like tin…
Do the Opposite
As I am sitting down to write this our nation is in the middle of a heated political election that as of this time is undecided.
The county I live in, Boulder County, will move to safer at home level 3 restrictions due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The fires are still burning in many parts of the state of Colorado where I live.
There is a lot of tension, anxiety and fear in our world right now.
My question is how are we going to respond?
What if we did the opposite of the way the world re…
Twelve Ways to Live With Courageous Conviction
What does it mean to live with courageous conviction? It’s not easy to define, but I definitely know someone who is living that way when I see it.
I think in this world we idolize athletes too much. Many athletes are gifted with great talent, but very poor character. We see it all the time in the news where a star athlete does great things on the field and horrific things off of it.
But there are athletes and non-athletes alike who I admire and respect because they live their life with convict…
Learning to Surrender
“The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” –William Booth
Learning to surrender control to God has been one of the hardest things to do on my journey since I have become a Jesus follower about ten years ago.
I have felt the need to control, manipulate, and do things under my own strength so life circumstances turn out the way I think they should. This is true in every area of my life including relationships, finances and career.
What it Means to Surrender
Surrender is …
Three Reasons to Pursue Your Hobby
To borrow the words from the Queen song “Bicycle Race”
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I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
I started getting into road cycling after I blew out my knee playing football in college. I went from wearing shoulder pads to wearing spandex. Maybe not the most masculine shift, but I didn’t want to be that ex-jock that let myself go after my playing days were…
What do you crave? I crave dark chocolate, peanut butter and blueberry pancakes smothered with peanut butter and maple syrup. I crave a romantic kiss under the moonlight, deep conversation that is profound and meaningful and holding hands with the one I love.
But as I go on this journey of life and become more aware of what is truly important, I crave more than ever to live a life of purpose.
I haven’t always been that way. For many years it was all about me. I still struggle with selfishness …