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October 13, 2017
Oliver Briny

Losing Control

I remember a conversation with my friend where we were talking about hosting birthdays. I told her very bluntly that I can’t stand hosting birthdays for myself or being the focus of a celebration. I explained that it’s just not something I find necessary – I feel like I’m already loved by people around me.

September 28, 2017
Oliver Briny

A Life Of Meaning

Most worldviews agree that the time we have on this Earth is precious. Many go as far as to say that time is your most valuable asset. An asset is defined by being useful or valuable. So if time is the most valuable asset, what do you use it for to get that value out

September 15, 2017
Oliver Briny

Work It Out

At the age of 15, I had the opportunity to get my first (legal) summer job at a local shop and restaurant as a quad bike driver. I’m eternally thankful for the opportunity, as it laid the foundation for my future work endeavors, and was a challenging but positive environment for the young lad I

September 1, 2017
Oliver Briny

The Circle Of Influence

You lie down after a long day, snuggle up into your cozy bed and close your eyes…   How much was the rent again? I wonder how hard my new term will be? I wish I could take back what I said to my colleague today…   Congratulations! You’ve entered the circle of concern, so

August 17, 2017
Oliver Briny

Winter Is Coming – But Why?

The contrast between a Finnish summer and winter is profound. The sunny season of summer is underlined by light all through the day – the twilight only brushes the outline of the horizon, and up the sun comes again! The winter, on the other hand, is something else. Where in the summer the sun barely

If a man leaves his garden alone, it very soon ceases to be a garden; and if a saint let's his mind alone, it will very soon become a rubbish heap. Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or it will be filled with bad ones;
Unoccupied it cannot be.
-Oswald Chambers & Sir Thomas More


Optimism is a combination of faith and hope that does not guarantee a trouble-free existence but nonetheless always expects a good outcome. It enables us to be filled with good things, increases our trust, makes us more attractive to others and empowers us for life.
-Robert Fergusson


"But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere."