Chase Ruzek

Coming Full Circle With the G-Word

Coming Full Circle With the G-Word what does god mean

The G-word wasn’t part of my vocabulary for a long time. That is, except for “Oh my God” and “goddammit.” Now, the latter doesn’t quite feel right. As much as I’ve been interested in spirituality throughout my life, I’ve had a complicated relationship with that three-letter entity. It’s not that I ever had anything against […]

Meditation Suck

Meditation Suck meditation suck

My new acquaintance had just finished telling me about his consistent practice of meditating twice a day for more than a few years. “I hate it,” he said, with a smile that seemed forced. The raw honesty filled me with delight. This guy had no interest in being the spokesperson for meditation. He just recognized […]

The Power In Waiting To Decide

The Power In Waiting To Decide waiting

I’ve struggled with making quick decisions for a large part of my life. According to my Mom, I was the kid who could spend hours in the candy aisle trying to make up his mind. This ambivalence didn’t exactly disappear in my thirties, which left a lingering sense of frustration. A couple of years ago, […]

Acknowledging “Productivity Anxiety”

Acknowledging “Productivity Anxiety” Productivity

“Are my issues too small?” asked James, a recent coaching client. He was unsure if he was making the most of our session by discussing the household tasks filling up his to-do list. It didn’t take but a few seconds for him to answer his own question. Despite our seemingly mundane topic, he recognized we […]

A Simplified Guide to Life Planning & Prioritization

Life planning can include yearly intentions, quarterly goals, daily habits, weekly habits, monthly goals, weekly to-do’s… the list goes on. I’d be amazed by anyone who wasn’t questioning how they could keep track of it all.  Proactively planning our lives can feel like an impossible juggling act, whether or not one is a Type A […]

3 Insights from my 30-Day Digital Detox

A little over a month ago I was one of those people that make a post on Facebook that they’re leaving Facebook. However, I acknowledged I would be back in thirty days. Like many others who have read “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport, I was inspired (convinced) to try a 30-day digital detox. The Concept […]

SILENT for 10 Days… Here’s What I Learned

When I first told people I was going to attend a 10-day silent meditation retreat, I didn’t hesitate using that word: retreat. However, that word evokes images of a beautiful view, feelings of comfort, and a do-whatever-you-want type of experience. And that was NOT this! This was a challenging course designed to train the mind, […]

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