5 Ways to Call Anxiety’s Bluff

Whether it be school related. Difficult situations at home. Job related. Or for no reason at all, anxiety plagues many of us. It flushes our quality of life down the toilet and sometimes makes it tough to get out of bed in the morning. But we can’t let it take hold of us. We need…

Do You Talk to Yourself?

I have a problem. And I bet I am not the only one who has it. It is a problem in my prayer life. Days like today, the problem has shown it’s face. There are times when I catch myself… praying to myself. What do I mean by this? Well, during my prayers I find…

A Poem: What to Do Next

    next.  when I heard I was not at a loss for words I had a lot to say I had a lot to feel But I was at a loss What to do. next. the walls were mocking me to punch them my tongue was putting on his sneakers, to run a marathon…

Do This Right Now.

Hey. Can you do something for me right now? Yes, this very instant. I want you to think of a memory. A memory that makes you laugh out loud. Dig deep. Everyone has at least one. Not figuratively lol. Literally laugh out loud. A memory that makes you want to spit up the coffee that…

My Only Trophy

Above my fridge I have a trophy.   It is my only trophy.   The only one I kept. It is pretty big and was for a soccer shootout competition I won. Let me tell you the story: When I was 13 my parents told me about a soccer competition that would take place at…

A Reminder

One day… You will be a parent…so start acting like the father or mother you want your child to admire. One day… You will heartbroken…so start healing the broken hearts around you. One day… You will fall and feel like you cannot get up….so start lifting up those who are weak. One day… You will…

God and the Sandy Man Bun Angel

It was about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. My girlfriend and I had just been hanging out on the beach for about an hour before it started to rain. We ran back to my car, but the sky cleared right away. That is Florida for you in a nutshell. So, we decided to go on…

God,when you take the steering wheel, let me not freak out.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” This is the first line of the serenity prayer, which is one of my favorites. However, I never  thought deep into this line until today. Serenity is defined as “the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled” This is something I, and many…

Prayer and Procrastination

I am procrastinating right now. I hate it. This week I have two big medical school tests. Am I ready? Not even close? Do I want to get a good grade? Of course. Have I been working hard? Yes. So what’s the problem? Today, I want to write a little about procrastination and staying focused….

I Just Don’t Know: Part 3

I am here, now what? How much longer until I get to the end? Why is it so cold in this room? Where is my sweatshirt? What does God have in store for me? Why do I question everything? Why is the flow so hard to go with? How do I be better? When can…

Is Stress Your DJ?

I have been trying to think of a time. In my life. Where stress did not impact my attitude/actions. What comes to mind is moments as a child. Where stress did not seem to exist. I can think of moments right after a big test. Where the weight of the exam melted off my shoulders….

In 3 Months My Book Hits the Shelves. 

When I was very young I remember asking my Mom what she thought I was going to be when I grew up. She told me an author. I remember giggling because why on earth would I want to be that? Well, now it is coming true. Mom’s are always right.  Growing up, just like every…