Blog: Tips to reclaim your inner warrior and lead an adventurous life.

Sometimes You Have to Stir Up the Water

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Jesus wants our hearts, not to be blind rule followers. Jesus broke his fair share of rules and was revolutionary in how he lived while he was here on earth.

If you haven’t been watching The Chosen, I highly recommend it. It’s a beautiful portrayal of how Jesus lived, the interaction between his disciples and the profound impact that Jesus had on people’s lives.

There was one particular scene from season 2 episode 4 that shook me to my core where Jesus healed a paralytic at the Pool of Bethesd…

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How to Live Slowly and Joyfully

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“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” –Dallas Willard

Why are we in such a hurry? Why do we rush and rush until life is no fun? I would consider myself a recovering hurrier. A great deal of my life I have spent rushing around, racing the clock trying to get stuff done. Not only was my physical body in a hurry, my mind was always racing. I am now practicing a slow lifestyle, what I call the 4S lifestyle that consists of slowing down, silence, solitude and simplicity.

I recently took a tr…

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Present Moment...Wonderful Moment

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Thinking and planning and more planning and more thinking. That is how my mind usually works. My mind is everywhere except in the present moment. My spinning mind often times has kept me from enjoying the present moment. I catch myself thinking of the future and planning out my day, weeks, months and years. Of course, there is nothing wrong with doing some planning, but when it dominates our thoughts is when it gets to be a problem.

What I am starting to realize that future planning is a trap t…

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Radically Free To Be Me

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“It’s all for nothing if you don’t have freedom.” William Wallace from Braveheart

I have lived the vast majority of my life in a self-imposed cage trying to be someone I am not. I have tried to live up to society’s and people’s expectations of how I am supposed to show up conforming to the world’s standards. I am the one who has put myself in the cage and now I am taking full responsibility for busting out of my cage once and for all.

What I am discovering on my journey is that the only way to…

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Say Yes To Your Adventure

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” -Joseph Campbell

Building adventure into our lives is one of the best things we can do for our souls. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day humdrum of life. We forget that life is an adventure to be lived. We have to be intentional about building adventure into our lives or it doesn’t happen. Life can be a grind if we let it. This can lead to our feeling trapped, living a life of conformity and …

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Isolation Destroys Solitude Transforms

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When I have been frustrated with life or with people in the past, I would go into isolation mode. I would cut myself off from the world not wanting to deal with the reality of my life. My fantasy was to run away to a tropical island being a beach bum avoiding the world. Sometimes life can feel so hard. I have wanted to do nothing more than isolate and escape my problems.

But that has never served me. When I finally decide to come out of isolation, my problems are still there and so are the peop…

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5 Takeaways From My Silent Retreat

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Do you ever wonder how you get to where you are in life? I found myself this past weekend pondering that question. How did I go from being a rebellious pastor’s kid who hated going to church to voluntarily going to a silent retreat at Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House spending hours in silence. The only thing I could come up with was once God gets a hold of our heart, he doesn’t let go and when we surrender to God, there is no telling where that will take us.

The four days I spent at the silent…

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5 Ways to Live From Our Heart

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One thing that has shown up in my life lately that has gotten my attention in a not so comfortable way, as it usually does, is that I have not been living from my heart. I haven’t been trusting my own intuition and inner wisdom. I have taken on the challenge of writing a book. This is my Mt. Everest to climb so to speak as my business and life coach, Kimberly Dawson pointed out to me. My big hairy audacious goals usually revolve around physical feats. I am finding this one to be considerably mor…

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Three Pillars to Being a Better Man

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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…

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Another Senseless Tragedy...Why?

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Why? That is the question that keeps popping up in my mind and I am sure everyone else’s too.

This past Monday another mass shooting occurred right in my own backyard in Boulder. Every mass shooting is a horrific tragedy, but when it hits this close to home it somehow gets magnified one hundred fold. I have been in that King Soopers grocery store many times over the past several months since I have moved to Boulder. I know the layout well.

The image keeps popping up in my mind of having a dera…

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