Dare to Be: 7 Thought Habits Of People With High Self Esteem


“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a physical pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau

Have you ever wondered how a person achieves high self worth? In my experience, it’s become very obvious that self worth is not built or acquired solely based on our circumstances. Continue reading “Dare to Be: 7 Thought Habits Of People With High Self Esteem”

Falling in love with Love


Love is a powerful thing. It fuels our soul. It makes the sun feel brighter, the air feel warmer, and so many things in our lives feel right when the vibrancy of love exists in our hearts. For those of us who love hard, we can tell you that living life through this beautiful lens of love is one of the most euphoric experiences as a human.

At the same time, don’t be fooled; those of us that love hard often have our hearts broken even harder. Even after we have experienced heart break, us ‘love hards’ have an uncanny ability to continue to choose love time and time again. So many people ask me … How? Continue reading “Falling in love with Love”

Releasing the Inner Child


I believe in the inner-child.

We all have one. That child is a deep, vital part of who you are. It’s the part of you who knows what it means to truly learn and explore this beautiful world we’ve all found ourselves in. It’s the part of you that has no fear of failure, the part of you that thrives off mistakes, and the part of you that sees no limits to what your imagination can do.  Continue reading “Releasing the Inner Child”

Is Gun Ownership a God-given Right?

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In studying the issue of gun control, I’ve frequently encountered people who say that one reason they don’t support gun control measures is because gun ownership is a “god-given” right. The divine origins of gun ownership, the argument goes, demand that gun ownership be shielded from any form of regulation. It’s a bold claim, and one that I wholeheartedly disagree with. The right of gun ownership is not “god-given,” and even if it were, it is ludicrous to assert this would somehow preclude it from regulation.

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of explaining the reasoning behind my position on this, I want to establish that I’m not pulling this argument out of the air, and that I’m not misrepresenting it either. A quick internet search using the terms “guns” and “god given right” resulted in me quickly finding a plethora of examples of exactly what I’m referring to, some of which I’ve included for the benefit of anyone reading this:
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Mass Shootings: Misconceptions and Poor Explanations


Before even beginning a dive into the possible causes of mass shootings, I want to make it abundantly clear that mass shootings are a much different animal than gun violence overall. Mass shootings are relatively rare compared to gun homicides, and as such ought to be discussed as a unique phenomenon. In this post I hope to address some of the most frequently asked questions regarding mass shootings and their causes. Specifically, I hope to focus on one or two misconceptions, and discuss things that don’t do a good job of explaining why mass shootings occur.   Continue reading “Mass Shootings: Misconceptions and Poor Explanations”

Gun Control: Does it Work?


Gun control. It’s a complex issue, one that’s easy to get lost in. Should we have it? There are those who say “no,” citing the immutability of the Second Amendment, and ardently declaring that the answer to gun violence is to arm more people: “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun,” the saying goes. On the other hand, proponents of gun control would like to see the number of guns in society decrease, and heavily favor restrictive measures on their purchase and ownership.

Importantly, the debate, for the most part, isn’t one that centers around whether or not gun violence is or is not a problem. While some people may accurately point out that gun violence does not cause as many deaths in America as other things (automobile accidents come to mind as a frequently cited example), I have yet to encounter a person who doesn’t think it’s an issue that’s worthy of attention. The debate, as previously indicated, is over what methods, if implemented, would be most effective in reducing gun violence generally, while still respecting the right to bear arms.

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