Life is the greatest classroom we will ever encounter. In order for the lessons given to us every day, there needs to be a concerted effort at a reflection, where serious thought or consideration is spent determining the meaning of things to you. There is value in all experiences, but you have to look for it. Being more conscious of the moments we have to reflect begins with your own thoughts, words, and actions. It is through the use of thoughtful contemplation of events we become the best we can. Read more...(558 words, 4 images, estimated 2:14 mins reading time)
Research indicates that in many cases when people are feeling physical pain, general malaise and chronic weariness the cause can be linked to unexpressed emotion. As a society, and especially as men, we are not taught how to properly express our feelings or even to notice the message they are trying to send us. Read more...(889 words, 6 images, estimated 3:33 mins reading time)
Nostalgic Music Month took place in October of 2017. Each day Mike Martin and I (Jon Hilton) chose nostalgic music and wrote about what they meant. Each attacked the subject differently and in the end, it was clear that music effects everyone in life. This is a reflection of that process.
What did I learn? Music is a constant for people of many different backgrounds. I learned that creating something is important to the soul. We should all be looking for ways to create every day. I also learned that many memories of people and events can be brought back to mind by listening to a song. Even though those memories are gone, sometimes they seem real enough to reach out and touch. If only for a minute. Read more...(623 words, 5 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)