Past the Parking Lot

A few weeks ago I moved into a new apartment. As I moved my belongings into my room I opened the blinds to let the sunlight through the window.  Right off the bat I was a bit disappointed with what I saw. My last apartment had a window facing lots of greenery, and I could … Continue reading Past the Parking Lot

My Life-Changing Experiment of Tidying Up

If you keep your fingers on the pulse of DIY literature, chances are you've already heard of Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. (available, here on Amazon) For those unfamiliar with the book, Marie Kondo is a Japanese woman who specializes in helping people tidy up and declutter their lives. Her theory is … Continue reading My Life-Changing Experiment of Tidying Up

The Danger of “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow”

Recently I was having a conversation with some people about how to deal with problems that come during life. Whether those problems are financial, job-related, family issues, or any of a million things, we all get thrown curveballs in life. One of the people in the conversation offered these words of council: "When life is … Continue reading The Danger of “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow”

3 Steps to Being Happy When Life Sucks

How ironic that exactly one week after I posted "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People", a very "bad thing" happened to me. I won't go into detail about what happened, other than to say that at the time, it seemed like the end of my world. So this past week has been filled with lots of soul … Continue reading 3 Steps to Being Happy When Life Sucks

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

During my two years as a missionary for the LDS church in West Africa, and now during my summer job as a summer church camp counselor, I frequently have been asked the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" When people ask this question, what they are really saying is, "If there is a … Continue reading Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

Hating Mondays is Ruining Your Life

Tomorrow is Monday, which, by far, is the least popular day of the week. In fact, according to a recent survey, when asked which day of the week they hated, Monday received 3 times more hate than any other day. The average person spends 12 minutes of their Monday moaning about the fact that it's Monday, 50% … Continue reading Hating Mondays is Ruining Your Life