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    Distractions

    Every day, it’s the same thing. Over and over and over again. Distractions. On Friday evenings, I set up my schedule for the next week. I fill out my calendar in Thunderbird, I scribble out various tasks and projects that need to get done in the following week, and then I set myself up to follow the schedule as if it were being imposed upon me by a high-paying employer. But each week it’s the same thing. Over and over and over again. Monday starts off great. Projects are getting done, tasks are being checked off. Work runs from morning to night, and I place my head on the pillow…

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    You Can’t Live Without Them, And Other Lies

    Relationships can be great. They can be healing, they can be fulfilling. They can be conduits for love and affection. They can be mechanisms for collaboration and teamwork. On the flip side, relationships can be the Trojan horse carrying toxin into your life. They can destroy you, slowly, while portraying the illusion they are the best thing for you. Many years ago, I was an easily-manipulated and quite dense young man. I surrounded myself with friends and family who I thought had my best interests in mind, and who I thought only wanted to see me succeed. I clung to these relationships because I didn’t know they were bad for…

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    Sleeping Near The Edge

    Some of you are sleeping near the edge. You’re hesitating on jumping, close to ending your life. You’re waiting for that ‘one more thing’ to go wrong, for that ‘final straw’ to push you over the edge. When it happens, you plan on jumping. Please, don’t. You have so much to live for. So much beauty in this world to experience. So many fantastic things to explore. You’re in a rough patch. You’re having a hard time pushing through. It’s hard to see the forest for the trees when you’re stuck in such thick fog. But there are hands to help you through it. Friends. Family. God. Don’t give up.…