Month: September 2017

Scholar Skill – Emergency Preparedness

This is the second in a series of posts about Emergency Preparedness; these posts cover the Physical, Mental, and Emotional aspects of being ready to deal with an emergency or crisis.  Physical preparation for emergencies is important and often gets the lions share of attention when it comes to being ready for a crisis.  To be ready to thrive

Daily Journey – September 24th: It Could Happen to You

Many of us have recently been racked by tragedies and struggles due to natural disasters and even some man made crisis. Hurricanes have ravaged homes and fires have torn through our cities. Terrible earth quakes have shaken Mexico.  Riots and unrest seem to turn up at a moments notice. Even great structures like the Oroville

Daily Journey – September 23rd: The Most Secure Fortress

Our mind and it’s ability to overcome the influence of emotion to think rationally is arguably the most powerful resource we have. If left untended and untrained, it can be weakened in atrophy to the point where it starts to do us more harm then good. We must challenge ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally in

Daily Journey – September 22nd: No Pain, No Gain

Do you want to be great? Don’t avoid the challenges in front of you, embrace them. Win or loose, succeed or fail… you will be stronger, smarter, and more effective on the other side. ******* Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art

Daily Journey – September 20th: Life Isn’t a Dance

Sometimes we dance in life, and other times we have to fight. We should be ready for both. ******* Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.  My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and

Daily Journey – September 19th: Flexibility of the Will

Having the ability to doggedly stick to your beliefs, actions, and behaviors can be a valuable ability, but it can also be a liability. Focus and determination must also be balanced with the ability to assess reason and logic so we do not blindly trudge along a path that will lead us to disaster. Our

Daily Journey – September 18th: Dealing with Pain

We should not give pain more power in our lives then it already commands in the moments it exists. We empower pain when we give into wallowing self pity and allow our thoughts and actions to be surrendered to our exaggerate sufferings. Life can hurt, and at times it is very hard… but you have