Hierarchical and Collegial

I am in the midst of a 15-week course studying the theology and teaching of the Second Vatican Council held from 1962 to 1965. We started the course by looking at the state of the Church in the decades preceding the Second Vatican Council. It was there that I heard the expression “Hierarchical and Collegial.”

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Be A, Not A (Part 3)

When I was developing content for my role as a High School Football Coach and Character Coach, I built about 50 separate lessons around the “Be A, Not A” concept. It very well could be the content for my next book. For now, I am using this content to supplement the creation of new blog

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Grace over Guilt

I was on a Zoom call for work and one of the participants had a coffee mug with the phrase, “Grace over Guilt.”  She said it was her Pilates motto because as a daily self-practice, Pilates, has its moments of blame and dissatisfaction. These moments carry with it a level guilt. Excessive negative emotional energy

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Thich Nhat Hanh recently passed away. He has been a source of inspiration for me and my blog. He was a Buddhist Monk from Vietnam who advocated for peace across many platforms. I previously used his quote, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, and sometimes your smile is the source of your joy”

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Mr. McNees

Recently, the father-in-law of my boss passed away. I have never met the man. In fact, because of Covid, I have yet to meet my boss. In expressing my condolences, I asked how I could honor his legacy. I was thinking along the lines of a donation to his favorite charity, but instead my boss

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Collective effervescence

Collective effervescence is a sociological concept coined by Émile Durkheim. According to Durkheim, a community or society may at times come together and simultaneously communicate the same thought and participate in the same action. They become swept up into a world entirely different. He found that people within a group felt united in a more

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Boldness is my One Word for 2022. I have found the one-word concept extremely beneficial, especially these past few years with life being different. Referring to a single word theme – Presence (2021) and Rejoice (2020) – has kept a steady focus on my journey. This year ahead will be significant, and it will likely

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The Bare Necessities

This post is the last of a 3-part series. Endeavor to be Simple, Try Not to Suck and focus on The Bare Necessities is a three-legged stool to support an uncomplicated life. When I hear the phrase ‘bare necessities,’ I immediately see Baloo the bear, from the animated 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book. Our

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