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The power of intuition.

A real life story about following your heart and listening to your intuition. Hello beautiful people, I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits.  Whenever I send out my letters into the ether, I often wonder what might you be doing when you receive it. Are you home? On the train? Maybe on a long car ride with the family looking to burn some time. Whatever you are doing, I hope you are enjoying this very moment, because too often our minds live in the past, other times they live in the future, leaving much too little time for right now, which in reality is all we ever really have.  If you have a spare moment, shoot me a note to let me know where you were when you read this, I’d love to know!  Back to business, I want to share some friendly advice I received from a sweet friend. Her name is Shannon Murphy and she recently made a series of decisions that will alter her life forever. I like that. I admire people that make bold moves to experience life to the fullest. These decisions require thinking outside of the box, making unpopular choices and telling your loved ones “trust me, all will be well.”  In this story Shannon shares her thoughts on intuition, material possessions and following her heart. Without further ado, I present to you, wise words from a friend.  Trust your gut. Follow your heart. Listen to your intuition. We have all undoubtedly heard this counsel from our friends and family countless times and have repeated the same with a similar frequency. During times of internal struggle these can feel like platitudes. But trite as these old adages may sound, they are in deed truisms…

Surviving in an overachieving world.

Season 1, Episode 1 Modern day society is obsessed with success, ambition, and overachievement. We admire people who work over 60 hours a week and are constantly reminded of their glorious success through their colorful display of physical possessions. This episode is here to remind you that what the world needs most is not more successful people but more kindhearted and loving individuals who make our planet a more beautiful place to live.  Music Atribution Artist: D.J. PintoTitle: quiet thoughthttp://www.hooksounds.com…

Not getting what you want? Don’t worry, it’s meant to be.

Season 1, Episode 2 Do you ever find yourself struggling in life because no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get what you want? In this episode I discuss the idea that sometimes not getting what we want may be exactly what we need. I also go over some of my personal wants of the past that I would not want to touch with a ten foot pole today!  Music Atribution Artist: Nick PetrovTitle: on the wayhttp://www.hooksounds.com Music Atribution Artist: D.J. PintoTitle: quiet thoughthttp://www.hooksounds.com…

Have you ever felt unhappy in your favorite place?

Have you ever felt unhappy in your favorite place? Maybe even in your favorite company? Did you reflect on it? Did you find the cause? In this article I talk about my awkward experience in being unhappy in one of my favorite places and why…

The Gift of Adversity

By Marcus Aurelius Anderson “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls.” -Khalil Gibran Life is a collection of moments, and you never know which moment will change your life forever. We all have priorities, as our lives change, so do our priorities. The things that were important to us as a child grow and evolve as we age. Along the way to adulthood, these priorities often become skewed. We begin to erroneously believe that material possessions and the opinions of others are more important than they should be. Logically, we know this should not be the case, yet we are compelled and motivated by these ultimately superficial things. When in this headspace, it often takes a radical shift in perspective to bring us back to what’s genuinely important in life. This message from the Universe must be obvious and undeniable. My radical shift happened while I was in the military. While preparing to deploy, I suffered a severe spinal injury that left me paralyzed from the neck down. In a heartbeat, I went from preparing for war on the battlefield to a war within my own body and mind. During the subsequent surgery, I died on the operating table, twice. While the doctors saved my life, I was told that I’d never walk or use my hands again. My life went sideways. I was in a complete state of shock. I simply could not wrap my mind around the notion that I would be like this for the rest of my life. I was beside myself. I couldn’t use a cell phone or get on the internet, all I could do was lie in a bed and think about my life. The things that I kept thinking about weren’t my accomplishments. What kept coming to…