Personal Growth

An Open Letter to Young People Planning to Marry Someday, Vol. 2
You’re not going to like this, but you probably shouldn’t marry your girlfriend or boyfriend. Seriously. You know how it…
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The Truth is What We Save From the Fire
I’m afraid of someone using a circular handsaw to cut open my skull. But I’m more afraid of dying, so…
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This is Why Your Life Sucks
“Could you explain a little more about what you mean by core values?” Lisa asked. Yes. I think most people,…
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Marijuana, Bible Studies, and Bridge Construction
“Shit! I have to go.” Everything was hazy and surreal in the smoke-filled room. It’s because four of us just…
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Bring the Target Closer
When life coach and motivational speaker Tony Robbins was 24, he wanted to train U.S. soldiers to shoot better, despite…
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Now I Can Die in Peace
I root for professional sports teams in a city famous for not winning a championship in 50 years. It’s almost…
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How to Not Choose Yourself
It’s so easy to feel sorry for yourself. I do it all the time. Because I lost my wife. Because…
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The Lessons of ‘Breaking Bad’
Author’s Note: There are no spoilers in this post. I know everyone’s talking about this show and annoying all of…
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