Three Vectors of Emotional Health

“All the world’s a stage.” – William Shakespeare Some time ago, I read an article expounding on the theory of 20th century playwright and anthropologist, Robert Ardrey.  In his book, The Territorial Imperative, Ardrey states that once a creature’s survival needs are met (Think Maslow’s hierarchy: food, clothing and shelter), there is a hierarchy of […]

What Are You Doing Here? – Discover Your Purpose

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  – Howard Thurman (1900-1981) In the movie Boyhood, the young protagonist asks his father what it all means.  Their conversation goes like this: Mason: So what’s the point? Dad: […]

Decide to Live a LIfe of Consequence – Part I

Happy New Year!  I hope your 2015 will be one of significant growth and progress toward becoming the man you were created to be. Around this time, many people make resolutions for the new year.  Some of these are vague — so nebulous as to be useless — such as, “I’m gonna get in shape.” […]

Why Worldviews Matter

“The Christian and the Materialist hold different beliefs about the universe.  They can’t both be right.  The one who is wrong will act in a way which simply doesn’t fit the real universe.” — C. S. Lewis A sound worldview is an under-appreciated aspect of living a maximized life.  To be sure everyone has one […]

How to Find and Keep Your Motivation

“Do you see a man skillful in his work?  He will stand before kings.  He will not stand before ordinary men.”  -Proverbs 22:29 So here we are with Thanksgiving two weeks away, and Christmas less than a month after that.  Whether you’re trying to make your sales quota, or trying to maintain your GPA, this […]

A Veterans Day Salute

“Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.”                                                   […]

Pray for the Persecuted Church

This past Sunday, November 2, was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  This was the occasion for Christ-followers all over the world to pray for the encouragement and the freedom of those imprisoned, beaten, exiled or tortured simply for following Jesus. Our local church had the privilege this weekend of hearing from Naghmeh […]

Pseudonymous Bosh – Why I Don’t Blog Under an Alias

“Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, Baby…”  – Marvin Gaye As you may have noticed, I am writing this blog under my real name.  It was not a difficult decision for me to take, but if you’re curious or if you’re considering launching your own blog, I’ll tell you why I choose to forego the anonymity […]

What Is This? (a/k/a Challenge Accepted)

Welcome to my first post. I’m starting this blog because I believe that there is a crisis among millennial men and women, and I want to encourage you — my brothers — to be part of the solution.  There is enough brokenness in both sexes and therefore more than enough blame to go around.  But instead of fixating […]