3 Ways Giving Impacts Your Soul

Growing up, my parents paid us kids for chores we did around the house. We always called it an allowance but now I understand it was more of a commission — we didn't get paid unless we did the work. Regardless, when the highly anticipated payday arrived (yay, $1.50 in the BANK!), my parents would … Continue reading 3 Ways Giving Impacts Your Soul

How to Design Memorable Moments for Yourself and Others

My family and I traveled to Yosemite National Park in 2014 to do some hiking and camping before I hit my first semester at Ohio State that fall. Literally a day before we left, I had a small blister pop up on my arm. It was larger than normal poison ivy but I've had poison … Continue reading How to Design Memorable Moments for Yourself and Others

Why I Haven’t Written About Faith in a Long Time

Two and a half years ago, I was entering my fifth and final year of college at The Ohio State University. It was a tough run and one way I chose to mentally process all my experiences was through writing. I found it a slow, effective process to put my thoughts into coherent sentences (whether or not … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Written About Faith in a Long Time

Two Things I Want in Life (and How I’m Getting Past the Fear of Them)

Where do you want to go in life and do you want it enough? That's the question I've been asking myself over the past year. There are certain things I want to do in life. One is be a speaker. I want to become a master communicator and I believe that part of that involves … Continue reading Two Things I Want in Life (and How I’m Getting Past the Fear of Them)

Brand Yourself: How Your Words Affect Your Influence on Others

This is the second post in a series about personal brand. Check out the first post titled Brand Yourself: How Your Actions Affect Your Impact. I can directly recall two instances from my years growing up where the words of others impacted me. One bad. One good. Both impactful. The first was when I was about … Continue reading Brand Yourself: How Your Words Affect Your Influence on Others