MindWake Under Construction

Hello to all who are followers of The Human Connection! You may notice that the website is a bit different and the url is too. I am happy to announce that I am creating a podcast. I am excited about the prospect of this because I will finally be able to connect with you on a more…

The Power of Intention

My wife and I had a discussion this morning that was about a topic she stated was “mind blowing.” I agreed with her. She had listened to a podcast that discussed the topic of intention. I will only scratch the surface on this one, but my intent is to start a habitual process that will…

Slaying the Whatif Dragon

When I started this blog, I was…and am…facing a dragon. I love to write. When I do, I feel excited, overcome with thought and a desire to help others. A thought creeps in that sounds something like this, “What if no one likes it? What if the only people that do like it are family…

Facing Our Dragons

I read an assignment for one of our school’s Myth and Symbol classes and I had a major moment of inspiration. The assignment reaches the core of what I believe to be the main subject of my thoughts and writing. Fear. The assignment is centered on the hero’s journey which is a journey every human…

I Want to Experience Pain and Suffering

Everyone who has ever lived has suffered or gone through pain. We may not have suffered the same, but we have suffered none the less. I completed my first marathon on 2 June 2019. I went through a whole new level of suffering and pain, and it was not all physical. Pain and suffering allow…

Tri Me!

This post is going to be directed mostly at physical fitness and connecting with others in the process. The first two paragraphs are about my own progress as of late and what I plan to do going forward. Later on, I will get into ways of connecting with others through fitness social media. I mentioned…

Kill Them With Kindness!

One of the most difficult things to live through as a kid growing up is people teasing, bullying, and just outright being mean. I work with teenagers every day and some of the drama that is caused because one person said something bad about another person and their best friend heard it and wants to…

And the Runner Up!

I like to tackle topics of the mind, body, and spirit. Today I am going to center on the body, in particular, running although the mind and spirit are definitely integral in this endeavor. Even if you are not a runner or even feel like you could never be one, hear me out on this…

What is love?

What does it mean to love someone? First, we need to describe the type of love we are talking about. Today, society’s idea of love is very skewed. Most young people would not be able to give you a good definition of love, they would likely give an answer that more relates to how they…

The Pursuit of Happiness

What does it take to be happy? Better yet, what brings you joy? I like the distinction made by the website https://www.psychologies.co.uk In the article Joy vs happiness it says, Joy and happiness are wonderful feelings to experience, but are very different. Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace…