Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 03.18.2018

Every day presents new opportunities and I’m ready…

Stuck between what I want and what I need but never for the reasons one might think. In life we all are afforded some sort of opportunity, some are good and some are bad but at the end of the day, it’s a chance to do something completely different. The question is not the nature of the opportunity but whether or not we are open to the idea of completely changing something in our lives. There is fear that exists with the uncertainty of any opportunity, hell, the uncertainty that the day could provide. But what is life, if we don’t take chances if we don’t choose to be uncomfortable?

Don’t get me wrong the goal is to be comfortable right, in your finances, in your home, in your job but what if we stopped seeking comfort and started seeking more. More in our finances, more in our homes, and more in our career but we have to have a plan of attack. Don’t allow for anything to prevent you from making a difference in your life. You must evaluate the opportunity and see if it will work for you where you are in your life today. All of us have many factors that we must consider when making these sort of decisions whether family, geographical location, benefits, etc. Again, it’s important to note that all opportunities are not good ones but it’s definitely worth researching any new opportunity before acting on it. Every day presents new opportunities and I’m ready to consider them at least for now.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 03.04.2018

God… I just wonder when it will all make sense. I know that in time things will unfold as they should, all the pieces will fall into place as they say but when. This week has been filled with the normal ups and downs that are associated with working a 45-50 hour work week, trying to build a Lifestyle online presence and following, and still keep my career goals at the forefront of my mind. You know the normal stuff. What I have to keep reminding myself is that anything I do or attempt to accomplish is within my power. If I am only able to put 30% towards it that day, at least I am trying.

We all place limitations and pressure on ourselves, the pressure to be our best and our greatest without understanding that things won’t come together overnight. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” has never rung so true. I have health goals, career goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, goal goals that I want to reach and what I’m learning is that it is all in God’s timing and my willingness to make it happen.  As I enter into this new week I hope to keep the same attitude in all that I face this week. I hope that you do the same.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

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Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 02.11.2018

…sharing the load makes the plight a little easier.

When life throws you unexpected turns and crisis, how do you cope? You have conversations about these things before and discuss how you would react in certain situations but you never know until you know. You cannot expect the unexpected, it is not something that you can truly plan for because life doesn’t grant you the peace of familiarity.  It’s important to focus on trying to find a solution but sometimes the solution is never the right one. You don’t agree with others when making this decision and sometimes you do but we all struggle with the uncertainties of the decisions we’ve made, that one thing is king. There is always the opportunity to be better than the choices we’ve made but what can we do when all we have left is our word. We must stick by these choices we make because dependability and our values in something are what makes us human. I’ve been having to deal with a lot of decisions lately as you can imagine with the entire point of this post some uncomfortable and some that I was not ready for but what I must do is stand by them.

As I’ve traveled on this road of life, I’ve been faced with many tragedies and decisions and they never seem easy or manageable. However, sharing the load makes the plight a little easier. All I can do is reach out to God for the answers and pray that he will have mercy on me even when I don’t give myself the same room for error. If I am to be all that I aspire, I have to choose to make some hard decisions and pray that it will all be worth it in the end. Have you been dealing with a tough decision lately, comment below? Additional tips and help are on the way as I make a choice to do something new in my life, my blog, my lifestyle.


–Peace and Love

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 01.28.2018

Now that all the ” Happy New Years” are out of the way, I can finally get back to maintaining focus on my goals…

Here I am, it’s almost the end of a new month of the new year and I feel something just not exactly clear on what. Now that all the “Happy New Years” are out of the way, I can finally get back to maintaining focus on my goals. Although I’m not exactly where I want to be in my career or in the career I want exactly, I am grateful to have a career at all. Wow, where does the time go? I’m sitting here thinking of all of the exciting things I want to do, not just this year but in general. With all these goals and things I want to achieve, I don’t know where to place my thoughts. I’m figuring out an organizational tool that works for me but now it’s about making the time to actually get those things completed. January has been … an interesting month, nothing crazy and nothing bad… just interesting.

This month has given me a few smiles and jolts of energy but it’s up to me to bring that positivity back in my life. Work trips and turnover in my team, you know the normal stuff has me searching for ways on how to deal with these unwanted obstacles in my life. However, I believe that I’ve found a solution to it. I’m learning how to appreciate it and to deal with it because it could be worse and it has been worse before. Some days I feel … I feel… peace because I believe I deserve it. I have to become better at maintaining it, I have to achieve it even when life tries and present me with nothing but chaos. Health, mastery of where I am now, peace with myself and my significant other, and the push to constantly strive for more are continuing goals going forward.


Let me know how you’ve been so far this month. Comment, like, and share!


Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth : 12.25.2017

It’s arrived an amazingly spiritual day that is filled with joy and love for your fellow man…

It’s arrived an amazingly spiritual day that is filled with joy and love for your fellow man. Each year on Christmas I make sure that I thank God for his blessings past, present and future. Are you ready as I am to start this new journey, a new year, a new chapter? I am preparing each day because I know that the clarity won’t come over night.

Faithfully pushing towards what God has for me. I believe that it shall manifest itself in my life. Today gives me the understanding of what it truly means to be grateful. For I am not obsessed with the gifts I received or upset but instead thankful that someone thought of me. This time of year should inspire you to not just text and connect with friends and family this day but throughout the year.

Peace and love,

Michael Anthony


They are not measured by material things…

Thankful, for my blessings. They are not measured by material things. Instead the intangible blessings God gives me everyday. That is what I am grateful for.

Thankful, for my family. Loved ones that are near and far. Friends that are still here and those that are no longer friends. I am thankful for the ability to love my enemies.

Thankful, for my spirit. It is at peace with the things that I cannot control and longing for more power to change the things I can. Strength to travel a journey that has been trotted before but gain new insight and experience.

Thankful, for God. He is my everything and the reason of Thanksgiving.

Peace and love to you and yours this holiday,

Michael Anthony

Finding Worth in the Middle of the Earth: 11.12.2017

The peace that I long for can only be achieved through self-evaluation…

The peace that I long for can only be achieved through self evaluation and even more importantly a meditative mind. “Fiercely encouraged” is how I wake up feeling each morning because there is no reason not to be that way. So many different thoughts run through my mind each day as I process the hundreds of things being thrown at me each day and I think “there has to be more than this.” I know that we all must work and must push through any ideas that we have of what our life should look like by this point in our lives. The caveat is to recognize that just because the journey isn’t going as planned that it doesn’t lessen the importance of the journey. This path is what we make it and to keep it short and to the point, this path is necessary.

Peace and Love,

Michael Anthony

Laguna Living: Until Next Time

We are only prisoners if we choose to not break the chains but I choose freedom…

My mind reminisces of the events and treats of this last week or so. So many blessings and realizations that can be counted, a few frustrations, and some photosensitivity issues too. Overall, I’m encouraged and inspired to do even more, not just for myself but for others. So many individuals suffering around this country and around this world. What can I do to make a difference?

How can I leave my mark outside of just financially giving?  I ask God to consider the works I’ve done when the end comes but will my works be worthy of consideration? We all must be willing to shine that light upon ourselves and look in the mirror. Do we reflect good things or are we selfishly going about our journey? Although, I have been here before, my time in Laguna Beach has proven to be more eye-opening than before.

I’m inspired to not just continue growing my career but to continue to grow who I am and what I can be. Most of all I’m inspired by who I can help if I continue to work hard to reach my dreams– financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We are only prisoners if we choose to not break the chains but I choose freedom. 

Michael Anthony

Laguna Living : Brunch

The calming atmosphere meeting the lush expression of God’s beauty…

One of the best places to have brunch and enjoy the views that Laguna Beach offers is Las Brisas! The calming atmosphere meeting the lush expression of God’s beauty outside provides an unparalleled experience.  Everyday I’m inspired to work a little bit harder each day just so that this is my norm. It can be yours too with research, hard work and a little patience. Oh and of course some good food. 

We Don’t Need That Now

We are here to look into the eyes of the thing that scares us the most, ourselves. We are frightened of all that we can do and be but the reason for that fear is not because we aren’t capable it’s because we aren’t simply depending on ourselves. Our fates, our plans, our dreams … no matter how hard we fight are always in the hands of others. Our success is in the hands of others but what is certain is that we can make plans that will continue to be just that, plans. However, what we have to give emotionally, spiritually, physically is not simple. Being caught up in the sad reality that we are not authors of our own fate as once thought of before is a big fat LIE! We do have a little control, a little say in how and where our success comes from, it’s called acceptance. Instead of letting people define us, we define ourselves by accepting all that we are and aren’t and all the power we have to control our destiny. There’s a saying I like to say to myself and I repeat it to myself everyday.

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  – Reinhold Neibuhr

The next time you doubt yourself or your ability or come to this realization that I have known for a while. Remind yourself that you “don’t need this now.” There is more to life and to your success than just you and although plans and fates can be manipulated by others. They can never stop your progress, just slow you down.