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Divided We Fall: A Call to Unite the [un]United States

Author’s note: This call to unite is not: An attempt to bash the United States of America. Contrarily, I proudly serve as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. My service has afforded me many opportunities that have allowed me to open my aperture and further develop my perspective. An expression of some form […]

Chasing purpose is better than chasing success.

Happy Monday folks! As with every move, we find ourselves settling in our new neighborhood and searching for a church home. During our church visit yesterday, the lead pastor at Catalyst Church talked about finding our purpose. His sermon resonated with me and sparked this motivational quote on success: Chasing success leads to disappointment. Chasing […]

Quick Parent Tip: Father’s Day Edition (Reblog)

Happy Father’s Day to all my Dads out there! We celebrate your accomplishments, sacrifices, and love today! Let’s dive straight into today’s encouraging Quick Parent Tip for this Father’s Day weekend: Fight for your family. You are your family’s physical, mental, and spiritual protector. Embrace it. Fight for peace in your home and for your […]

Building Confidence in Children: A book review + bonus tips from the author!

Happy Saturday great people! Want to know how to build confidence in children? Keep reading! I created the Parent-Child-Connect platform to provide resources for parents, teachers, and mentors to connect and build positive relationships with their children. The intended effect of those positive relationships is that we build mentally resilient children who will pursue their […]

I collaborated with Stand for the Silent to discuss how to build a trusting relationship! (Blog)

Thanks to Stand for the Silent for sharing the virtual stage with me and allowing me to discuss how to build trusting relationships! Continue to lead, inspire, and give our children a voice. Here’s why I love Stand for the Silent: Stand for the Silent was started in 2010 by a group of high school […]

Mission accomplished: A retrospective look at my time at Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School

In December 2020, I was working out with my oldest brother when the congratulatory messages came rolling in; I had been selected to attend resident United States Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School.  Normally, junior officers celebrate this news because it means you were board-selected to continue your education at Marine Corps University which is accredited […]

How do you Respond to Rejection and Failure?

IMAGINE THIS: You are a basketball player preparing for your first big game in a month. You are not the best shooter on the team, but you have accepted your role as the slasher–the one who zips past the defender to finish at the rim every time. That means your go-to scoring method is the […]

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