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27 Lessons From the Show Burn Notice

This is a picture of the cake my dad had made when I went off to college - originally, to be a spy.  So, naturally I love the show Burn Notice. Here are some of my favorite tips I've accumulated from the show:   When you're in a high speed car chase with a low caliber weapon (i.e. .22), ricocheting bullets off the ground will make them come through the floorb...

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Why can’t I meditate?

Praying is talking to God, but meditating is listening. - Eat, Pray, Love Blame it on my ADD, baby! Whenever I try meditating I find myself thinking about my grocery list, which reminds me about watering the garden, which reminds me about taking out the trash, which reminds me about that fence I still need to put up, which gets me thinking about...you get the ...

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Update to Post About Seeking Mental Help

A lot of people have messaged me privately about my post about Stop Judging People For Seeing a Therapist. It's also one of my most viewed posts, so I thought I would share this website I heard a commercial for yesterday: makeitok.org I'm not saying that everyone who talks to a therapist has a mental illness. Honestly, I think everyone should have at least annual ...

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3 Hidden Lessons From Toastmasters Critiques

There is really nothing more intimidating than knowing you're being judged by a room full of people. Not just being judged, but every single sound you make; every bead of sweat; every shuffle of your feet; awkwardness of your hands- they're even studying your eyes to see where you're looking! For those of you not in Toastmasters, you receive feedback from every ...

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Most Overlooked App

My favorite app that I use ALL the time on my phone is the standard voice recorder app. The top things I use it for are: Capturing ideas while I'm driving Practicing my speeches for myself Record instructions for myself or others (and then I email it to appropriate person) Recording funny things my little cousins say and email it to their parents W...

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3 Reasons ‘The God Who Wasn’t There’ is Bullshit

Faith by definition is confidence that something is true even though it is not empirically verifiable. That of course doesn't mean it's isn't true. Reason can and must provide an adequate basis for faith. A Christian should be a careful thinker, evaluating the Bible's message on a historical level and for internal consistency. - Our Daily Bread Just to be ...

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How to Have the Best Vacation Ever

I just got back from my first trip to London. I didn't make it to Buckingham Palace, or the London Eye. In fact, I never even went over the London Bridge. And I only rode a double-decker bus for a few blocks.  Although there are a lot of tourist things that I did not do, I feel like I definitely got my money's worth out of this trip in new friendships alone. The ...

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