Why it’s so important,

At least for me.

we go.

And go,

and go.

Rarely taking time to relax.

I try to practice otherwise.

I walk everyday.

At least one time around my neighborhood.

I do this during my Lunch.


What’s that?

A common question from my coworkers past and present.

My coworkers are caught off guard when I explain that I take a lunch.


“Even if you have back to back meetings?”


“What about meetings at 11, 12 and 1?”

Of course.

On those days lunch will start at 1.

The break is important.

It brings me peace.

These walks bring me peace.

A perfect time to reflect.

To decompress.

Every morning before work.

My son and I listen to podcasts on the way to daycare.

The Daily Dad by Ryan Holiday.

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday.

Each 3 to 5 minutes in length.

Finally I listen to Joyce Myer.

Today Joyce was preaching about self love.

What it means to like yourself in addition to loving yourself.

She challenged me that morning.

To be at peace with who I am.

We must be at peace with who we are.

We spend forever with ourselves, our thoughts.

Nobody else is in our space.


No matter how annoying.

There is always an escape from others.

We can love the people in our lives

And still need a break.

But with ourselves we have to love.

And we have to like ourselves.

This is the part of peace we must talk about.

We talk about peace in one dimension.

“You’re stressing me out”.

“I need to relax”

“I need to take it easy”

What about the peace that accepts?

The peace that forgives and let’s go of a grudge.

The peace that looks in the mirror.

The peace that says, “this is me”

When I graduated from college.

I struggled living on my own.

Most are excited to live on their own.

But few talk about what it feels like on Tuesday.

At 7.30 pm.

The Tuesday when you realize you don’t like you.

And all you have are your thoughts.

Your deepest thoughts.

They sit next to you on the couch.

Who am I?

What am I good at?

What about all the mistakes I’ve made in my life?

In those moments.

Sit in your thoughts.

Accept them.

Choose peace over your thoughts.

Choosing peace is the first step to wisdom.

Knowing who are.

Knowing what you’re good at.

Know what you like.

And most importantly, why.

Just accept.

That’s peace.

Enjoy Your Walk.

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