Life Doesn’t Get Better Until You Make It Better

Man, how life can change. It still blows my mind to think where I was just a few short years ago and where I am today. I’ve been thinking a lot about my past and all the things I could have done differently and there a few things that really stick out in my mind. […]


So Good I Can’t Be Ignored

As you may or may not have noticed, my frequency of posting on EndingTheGrind has slowed quite a bit over the last few months and there are a few reasons for this: I have been dealing with some highly stressful personal issues and it has taken its toll on me. I have been focusing the […]

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5 Ways Life Is Trying To Kill You

During this past summer, my girlfriend and I embarked on an adventurous hike up Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. And as we walked up the seemingly never ending path, fought off bird sized insects, and hoped not to fall to our certain deaths, I found a strange sense of peace in it all. […]


How To Stop Your Ego From Wrecking Your Dreams

This is a guest submission from Sarah Moore from Lots of people spend lots of time looking for lots of scapegoats on which to pin their bullshit. They rustle up elaborate excuses for their failed or stalled dreams, lovingly weave them into self-soothing tall tales, then make the rounds trying to convince other people […]

WTF Was I Thinking When I Walked Away From Two Ivy League Degrees?

This is a guest submission from Ling at I am a Misfit Rebel Maverick… always have been, always will be. I have cut off my limbs to fit into “other people’s boxes” and now I say “NO MORE!” for all of us. What tripped me off and caused me to go through years of […]


Baby Got Back

I bet you wish this was about booty shaking and early 90’s hip hop, don’t you?!? Unfortunately, it’s not quite as exciting as all that but I do want to talk about something that’s vital if you are looking to make a change in your life. And that’s having a support system. Whether it’s your […]


7 Ways To Look Better, Feel Better, And Get More Shit Done

Productivity hacks are insanely popular right now. People flock to sites like Lifehacker and MarcandAngel because they offer tips on how to do more with our limited time each day. And who doesn’t want to do more in their day? When was the last time you said “I wish I had more things to do […]


Don’t Give Up On Your Passion. Ever.

This is a guest submission from Ron Schaffer from Actually, this wasn’t intended to be a post at all. Ron sent me an email in response to a post I write a few weeks ago and he took a great deal of time to try to help me answer some of the questions I […]


Want A Better Life? Start Moving Your Ass

I’ve had a few very long weeks. Not because I’ve had to do a bunch of stuff I didn’t want to but rather because I have been extremely caught up in my mind. After reading the book, So Good The Can’t Ignore You, and in response, writing a pretty lengthy post, Is Following Your Passion […]


6 Months And It’s A Whole New World

This is a guest submission from Lauren from Have you ever been, or are you, in that inertia-filled place in your life when you wake up each morning thinking, “What the hell am I doing with my life? I don’t even have a damn clue as to where to start to answer this question! […]