Category Archives: TrûAwake

Self Esteem is Like A Pyramid

Once, a little girl asked her grandfather, “What is self esteem?” He replied “Self esteem is like a pyramid.  It’s something that takes a long time to build, but will stand up to just about anything if you build it right.” “What … Continue reading

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Are Equal & Identical the Same Thing?

I often think that one of the most frequent manifestations of pain & ego in our world is in the comparison of one with another.  You to me.  Me to him.  Her to her.  It is a behavior bred into … Continue reading

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Redefining “Perfect”

Perfect is one of those words that is thrown around carelessly, misapplied liberally, and understood vaguely, with the result that most don’t have a good grasp of what it means. In our hyper-sexualized society, obsessed with perceived infallibility as we … Continue reading

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Slaying Mr. Cool

Who is Mr. Cool? (Naturally, Mrs. Cool exists too, but this post is about the typical masculine persona that we men so frequently quest after.) Mr. Cool is smart.  He’s funny.  Unreasonably handsome.  Chiseled bod.  He’s good at everything.  Everyone … Continue reading

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5 Universal Practices That Will Help You Stay Awake

Let me start off by defining “awake”. I don’t mean it to be the opposite of sleeping. In a nutshell, I use it as a term to describe a state of consciousness where a person is aware of their inner … Continue reading

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One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp What a beautifully written book. That’s the first thought that came to mind upon finishing Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. Not just the poetic style of her writing, but the insightful nature of her message. … Continue reading

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The Mantra

In recent years, I have had a mantra. I believe in mantras, because I believe that our thought patterns have the capacity to powerfully influence and determine the path our lives. For me, a mantra is a simple way of … Continue reading

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