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In An Era Of Excess, Less Is More

We live in a culture of excess. Everyday we’re bombarded with advertisements and copy points telling us that we need more. We need the newest phone even though we bought the previous “new” one just last year. We need to surprise our significant other with a new Lexus during the annual “December to Remember…

The Year Is Almost Over, But Don't Give Up On It Just Yet

2017 has been one of those rare years where it simultaneously feels like time flew by AND like time has slowed to a crawl. The never-ending news cycle continues to shower us with bad news, our countrymen in the south were ravaged by a slew of horrible hurricanes, fires engulfed Northern California, and it feels…

What I'm Thankful For

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite day of the year. I get to engorge myself with the most delicious of foods, surround myself with my family and close friends, and enjoy a day without work or the stresses of my everyday life. It’s a perfect storm of enjoyment and a day I look forward…

Have Yourself a Non-Traditional Black Friday

The first image that pops into my head when I hear “Black Friday” is a hoard of people clamoring to get into a big box store to get their hands on that sweet new TV they don’t need. All I think about is how awful it must be to stand in line for hours,…

How to Move Forward in the Wake of Tragedy

We’re at a place in history where terrorist attacks, both domestic and otherwise, are a part of everyday life. There aren’t attacks on innocent civilians every day, but they happen with such regularity that they no longer come as a surprise. Instead, we say something to the effect of “not again”, bury ourselves…

How to Exorcise the Ghosts From Your Past this Halloween

Halloween is the sanitized actualization of people’s worst nightmares. We’re confronted with demons and ghosts and ghouls and zombies, but we welcome them. We’re thrilled by them. But what about when it’s not Halloween? What about the demons and ghosts we carry every day – the ones only we can see? What…

Your Guide to Making Thanksgiving Travel More Bearable

With a holiday like Thanksgiving, there isn’t really an easy, stress-free way to go about traveling. Regardless of where you’re going, and how, millions of other Americans are going to be flooding the same airports, bus stations, train stations, and roadways that you are, and causing significant delays. Thanksgiving travel is basically a…

How to Keep Your Spirits Up, Even When They're Down

Inevitably there are going to be times when our spirits dip and we find ourselves down in the dumps. It’s not something anyone is particularly happy or proud about, but it’s something even the most optimistic among us experience. Growing up, my dad would always say that feeling down in the dumps was…