Life Archive

The Status of Mental Health in the US

While it is too early to make judgments on the missed opportunities, it appears that the recent shooting in Santa Barbara was, in fact, preventable. On ABC World News Tonight on the evening of May 24, they

What is Social Security?

Social Security has often been called the third rail of American politics; you touch it and you die. Well, today, we are going to grasp it with both hands so that we may better understand it so

Focus on This Moment

Life Lesson Of The Week Don’t be afraid of the future. This very moment was once the future, and you’re doing just fine. -Tony M’s Life Lesson from Mason City, Iowa Focus On It In Proust Was

The Kindness Commodity

This post first appeared on Medium. The value of kindness on the open market Growing up on the rolling hills of Iowa, I was constantly surrounded by kindness. It is a commodity that is in short supply

Newsletter: Home Again

This is part of my monthly newsletter (which is free, by the way)! Sign up below to get this each and every month! It’s trite in American politics — the idea of a “New Beginning” — and

Fearful and Ready

When this year began, I had no idea that I would write another book, or that I would now be sitting on the couch injured after a stupid mistake at the gym. A gym I might add

Focus on yourself

Life Lesson Of The Week Be yourself. -Cheryl V’s Life Lesson from Manchester, Iowa Focus On It The best person you can ever be … is yourself. You can’t be John Grisham. You can’t be Picasso. You