growth, Living creatively, Personal

Getting To Know The Dead

by Richard Furleigh “There’s two types of people in my life, those who I knew before Alyssa passed away, and those who never knew her.” - Kenneth Burleigh, father-in-law Sadly, I fall into that second category. For those of you who may not know, Kristen had a sister, Alyssa. The car accident that took her… Continue reading Getting To Know The Dead

advice, creativity, growth, Living creatively, Uncategorized

Active Life Choices Are The Key To Making Changes In Your Life

by Richard Furleigh Conversations with different important people in my life combined with my own recent frustrations with not feeling like I’m creating as much as I want have led me to a deep reaffirmation of the following: anything you want to do has to start with an active choice. When I say an active… Continue reading Active Life Choices Are The Key To Making Changes In Your Life

growth, life, Living creatively, Marriage, Relationship, Uncategorized

Hubris

“It's often foolish pride that tells us we're not wrong” - What If I Was Nothing? by All That Remains (one of my favorite hard rock love songs, who says headbangers can’t have feelings too?!) When it comes to relationships I feel pretty confident in saying that this one thing more than almost anything else… Continue reading Hubris

advice, growth, Living creatively

Using Fear and Anxiety

Kristen and I don’t exactly live in the best part of town. As mentioned before, this is a conscious choice to save a lot of money each month on rent. Walking my dog outside last night I saw a man about 100 feet from me walking through our little parking area with something that resembled… Continue reading Using Fear and Anxiety

Family, growth, life, Living creatively

Be Inspired by Your Parents

I don't know about you but my parents made many nontraditional life choices, starting with me! My parents made many out of the norm decisions that paved the road for me to take on a similar outlook in life. Here is just a small glimpse of their awesomeness. As a very young "couple" who did… Continue reading Be Inspired by Your Parents

adventures, creativity, DIY, Friends, growth, Hiking, Living creatively

The Gym Isn’t the Only Way to Workout

~Kristen Furleigh Don't give up your dreams of being healthy and strong just because you can't afford a gym membership. Money or lack thereof can have a negative impact on our ability to believe we can still achieve. When funds get tight one of the first things to go straight to a wish list is a… Continue reading The Gym Isn’t the Only Way to Workout

adventures, Exploring, Friends, growth, Living creatively, travel

I’m in a Travel State of Mind

- Richard Furleigh If you read any blogs on even a semi regular basis you will have come across the “Travel is important!” “Get out and go see the world!” or the classic “Broaden your horizons!” All of which sound great but from my travel experiences in this country and abroad, miss a critical point.… Continue reading I’m in a Travel State of Mind