The At-A-Glance Overview of Live The Hero

This website was launched to share my Live The Hero concept with the world, and to start what I consider to be a much-needed conversation about how we can take charge of our lives by choosing better beliefs, habits, and actions. My intent is to constantly communicate with my readers, to get your feedback on what […]
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How to Ward Off Feelings of Disenfranchisement

It’s an understatement to say life is a complex, strange, and interesting experience. Life is a blank canvas for our aspirations, a place where almost any potential has merit and everyone must define for themselves how they want to live. The freedom of the blank canvas, however, can be the proverbial double-edged sword. Freedom, if […]
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Four Life Lessons We Can Learn from Superman

For many, Superman is one embodiment of heroism. He’s like the modern answer to Hercules, Theseus or Gilgamesh. He’s a mythic archetype, and a pop culture phenomenon whose insignia is known across the globe. He’s the Man of Steel…he is Superman! Yet while his adventures have thrilled readers for generations, there are many who feel […]
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Have You Had Your Scrooge Moment?

Yes, the holidays are over. So why am I writing a post referencing Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol? No, I’m not trying to make you depressed. I’m actually hoping to extend the “goodwill to all” spirit of the holidays to the rest of the year. We all know Scrooge’s story: he’s a mean old […]
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Why You Need to Shut Up, Listen, and Communicate Heroically

I did it. I argued with someone on the Internet. It wasn’t the first time, and probably won’t be the last. I know what you’re thinking: arguing on the Internet is the greatest exercise in futility since Sisyphus rolled his boulder. We all know about the infamous echo chambers created by the greatest information sharing […]
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Let’s Get Physical: Don’t Forget the Body in the Mind/Body Connection

We all experience physical challenges in our life, whether planned or unplanned. Some people test themselves by running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Some struggle with controlling their weight. Others are afflicted with bodily conditions for which they didn’t ask, in the case of diseases like cancer. No matter what physical challenges present themselves, […]
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Do Not Go Gentle: How to Age Like a Hero

Dylan Thomas, in his famous poem, urges all of us to “rage against the dying of the light” when it comes to aging and death. Maybe rage is a bit much, but I agree we should not “go gentle” into the “good night” of old age. As Amanda Bennett said in her TED talk, we […]
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We are All Responsible for Mass Shootings. Here’s How Heroism Can Help.

Another mass shooting in the United States. Another call for thoughts and prayers. Another round of bickering about causes and solutions that goes nowhere. Then what do we do? Do we reset the tragedy clock and hopelessly wait for it to happen again? We all know that’s not a satisfactory answer. We know we can’t […]
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