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5 Things No One Tells You About Being Engaged

147 days. That’s how long Renée and I are going to be engaged for. Less than 5 months, all up, but thank God it's not a day longer. It’s not that engagement is bad. For us, it’s been a time of sharing our lives in a deeper way and looking forward to our future together. But it’s no fairytale. Engagement...

Forget About Setting Goals This New Year

I like setting goals each New Year. I’m a Type A person and setting goals is what Type A people do. Anybody who has even skimmed through a self-help book will tell you that if you want achieve success, setting specific goals is the best way to get there. But James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, has me rethinking all of...

5 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Catholic Blogger

Writing a Catholic blog is the most accidentally educational thing I have ever done. It turns out there’s a lot more to blogging than just writing blog posts. You’ve got to learn about website design, search engine optimisation, copywriting and marketing. But there’s also deeper lessons to learn about motivation and authenticity.

Do You Ever Just Hate Other People’s Success?

I do. I find myself looking at people who have the kind of success I want and thinking “they don’t deserve it,” “they aren’t even that good,” or even “think of everything I could do if I had what they had.”

Struggling With Motivation? Do It For The One

When I was in high school, I had an incredible history teacher. She would begin every lesson with a short story; a story intended to make us think, to challenge our assumptions and to inspire us. My favourite was always the Starfish Story.

What’s Stopping You From Following Your Dreams?

On the last day of your life, what will your greatest regret be? Will you wish you hadn't worked so hard? That you had stayed in better touch with your friends and family? That you’d had the courage to express your feelings?

6 Steps to Say “I’m Sorry”

“I’m sorry.” Seems straightforward, right? Those two little words certainly don’t seem to warrant a 2000+ word, 3 part, explanatory series. However, “I’m sorry”, by itself, usually isn’t enough.

Forget Your Weaknesses, Play Up Your Strengths

I’m not a genius or a prodigy. That’s not an attempt to win you over with my humility, it’s just a fact. But it’s actually something that took me a really long time to get my head around. Like most kids, I grew up thinking I was destined for greatness.