Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I spent a lot of time waiting. Just waiting. I thought that at some point in the future I would recognize that it was "the perfect time" to begin pursuing my dreams. I wasted a lot of years that way. Granted, they weren't a total loss, because I learned … Continue reading Begin

How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 5: Roar into the Storm

ROAR INTO THE STORM Step 5 is, admittedly, a little different. But it's an important one, so take it seriously and don't forget it. On this journey you will find yourself bound up with frustration. It's a result of going from "relieving" yourself at a moment's notice to simply not doing that. The goal here … Continue reading How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 5: Roar into the Storm

How to Overcome Porn Addiction – Step 4: Healing Your Wounds

If you don't allow yourself to heal, to forgive yourself, then you won't be able to overcome this addiction.

Controlled Burning

Photo by Jon Parker As I was hiking through the forest after night camping on a small mountaintop, I came across the scene in the photo above. This is a big deal. A much bigger deal than I would have thought before learning why the Forest Service does these burns. Many of you may have … Continue reading Controlled Burning

“Blinders On”

Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash I've been on a crazy Audible kick lately, and I'm currently listening to "Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence - and How You Can, Too" by Gary Vaynerchuck. The book is full of value, but one thing stands out in my mind, and that is … Continue reading “Blinders On”

Monk Mode

Monk Mode was a way for me to say no to some of the instant gratification I so often sought. I could say, "No, I'm in Monk Mode right now. I need to focus." It helped quite a lot. But that phrase in and of itself is just a tool. It can help in the moment of temptation to get you through it, but eventually it grows stale without some kind of long-term commitment.