Coping Is Not Being 100%

If we are coping, then we are good, right? After all, to cope means to deal with a problem successfully. Yes, but no. I believe this is where we forget that we are human. If we are dealing with an issue, then we have not found a resolution. Imagine a person treading water in the…

Two Week Home Holiday

Really? Has it been four years since I started my post-Navy career? I love my job even though it can be monotonous. I never knew rewiring old aircraft could bring enjoyment. When that “hunk of iron” lifts off the deck for the first time in over a year, it brings a tremendous sense of accomplishment….

ISO Hope

As we wake up this morning, some of us are happy little sunshine rays while others personify, “Where the hey-hey is my coffee?” Thus proving everyone is unique. But we all have something in common. We all have some level of hope. Do a quick search on Google, and we’ll find this definition for hope….

Self-deprecation, Wolves, and Fred Flintstone.

While at home on vacation, I decided to work on the truck. Having a lifter (tappet) ticking, I decided to change all of them on the passenger’s side of the engine. I’ll do the driver’s side when they begin to tick. Easy-peasy right? Well, maybe. The truck is outside, so rain, leaves, and pine needles…

Acting Vs Reacting

Acting vs. reacting. Acting and reacting are two different mindsets. One takes charge of a situation while the latter waits for the scenario to warrant action. Negligence develops from procrastination. We don’t need to do everything at once, but  we need to do something.  In our journey towards a peaceful life, it is imperative to…

Everyone Is Eager To Point Out My Flaws.

Everyone is eager to point out my flaws. There may come a time when it appears the world is against us. Trust me when I say it is not. But the fact that people are willing to point out our flaws to others is intriguing. So, let’s take a moment to analyze why everyone is…

Escaping TV Drama-Land

So I’ve started watching Hart of Dixie and Gilmore Girls again for the billionth time. Why would I subject myself to these “girly shows?” Because of one thing. I love simplicity. Although Each show contains drama, the characters don’t have a heavily stressed life. When we watch TV shows, we don’t just sit and observe…

Sizing Up Hurricanes

Hurricanes and Tropical storms can cause stress. This stress can have a massive effect on our mental health. So, to help, I thought I’d share what I know. I use three factors to assess low-pressure storms; wind speed (category), which side of the storm is hitting our area, and the approach angle. I will repeat…

How A Happy Person Resembles A Lottery Winner.

Seventy percent of lottery winners go broke within five years of winning.  “If I won a million dollars…” is an old dream tangled in misfortune. How can this be? After all, it’s a gateway to financial freedom. With a quick search of the internet, one will find that the number one reason that they go…

My Sweet Depression

Live long enough, and depression will happen. We’ve all had those moments. Whether caused by the environment, an event, or physical condition, depression sucks. In this blog, I want to cover what I describe as a chemical depression. This depression comes when there is absolutely no reason to feel depressed, but there “it” is sitting…