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How to break old and build new habits.

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This whole concept behind what makes up me is crazy intriguing. Questions like “Who am I?” and “Why do I do the things I do?" have developed into, “How do I become an even better version of myself?” and, “What can I do to be a more effective me?” 

One of the first things I learned while in rehab was this concept. I call it our character map. Everything begins with belief and ends with habits. 
I am my beliefs on the world around me resulting in the actions that I repeat. The crazy thing about this, is that our thinking is habitual as well. Sometimes taking conscious action in thinking is our mental action. One of my favorite quotes is by Albert Einstein, “The secret to change is to focus all your energy not of fixing the old, but creating the new.”
When we look into our daily habits let’s not try to fix the old, lets create the new. What are some constructive habits we can create? Here are 5 of my favorites. 

1.Reading
2.Writing
3.Meditation 
4.Prayer
5.Self-Care

When we begin to focus on…

An argument for virtue.

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“Virtue is a wealth, and all good things that a man can have come from virtue.”  - Socrates
Words like this in today’s world have lost their attraction. The age of the Noble Knight, Loyal Samurai, and Holy Saints have seemed to been diluted in a time which screams equality over all our media. Things are more politically correct today than they have ever been. If we are so concerned with how our actions violate others emotions why aren’t we filled with right living from shore to coast and the valley to mountains? What exactly is virtue and why is it important? Why should we all strive for a virtuous character? By building our virtue we are building a better life.

Virtue can mean a number of things. The most common understanding of virtue is, “conformity to a standard of right in a particular moral excellence; a beneficial quality or power of a thing. With deeper definitions such as manly strength, courage and capacity to act. (Miriam-Webster) If we were to sum up the whole of this we cou…