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Joel Tefft
A weekly newsletter to encourage, edify and inspire my readers. I write about philosophy, spirituality, and living more empathetically.✌️
Created 23 Mar 2021
  • Fight for peace
    19 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 2
    “I imagine God is weary of being called down on both sides of an argument.” — Cold Mountain We’re all ordinary people, with very few exceptions. By “ordinary,” I mean we have average jobs, typical int...
  • 🎙 Alex Olshonsky - DEEP FIX
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Hey friends, Coming at you with yet another midweek podcast. Gotta say, I’m super excited about this one! I got a chance to speak with Alex Olshonsky, author at Deep Fix, speaker and coach. What an ho...
  • Throwing silver into the sea
    05 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 7 4
    Refugio Beach, California “I’ve lost more money at this beach than anywhere else,” I say sullenly. My wife doesn’t know the story. I’ll tell you now, too. I was a young man in the sunset of high schoo...
  • 🎙Alex Guy - The illness of ideology
    01 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    I talk to Alex Guy, MS, BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst), a great friend of mine and just an all-around super interesting dude. We go in depth on a variety of topics, ranging from the meaning...
  • What would you do if you weren't afraid?
    29 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    “We will have eternity to celebrate the victories but only a few hours before sunset to win them.” —Amy Carmichael Fear is a funny thing. It is often merely a figment of our imagination that obsesses ...
  • Granpda Tefft
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 8 8
    I decided to share an essay that I wrote last year, in honor of the passing of my grandfather, Lt. Col. Jim Tefft. My grandfather taught me many things, most of them inddirectly. His life serves as a ...
  • The value of a thought
    20 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    In this episode, I read my second essay and discuss how we value ideas and how we receive feedback to improve not only our ideas, but ourselves. We cannot reach our highest potential if we do not rece...
  • i made a mistake
    17 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    It seemed like a good idea, in the moment. It turns out, sending out a daily update just isn’t my style. So, for now… Today, I abandon ABANDON/EMBRACE. Today, I embrace staying true to my purpose. The...
  • The Illness of Ideology
    15 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Let’s begin this piece by defining what we mean by “ideology:” A system of ideas and ideals; The ideas and manner of thinking characteristic of a group, social class, or individual. By strict definiti...
    12 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    hey folks, I’m starting a new venture next Monday. I got a lot of positive feedback for my latest post Abandon, Embrace. I thought that it would be good to show my ritual instead of just talking about...
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