10 Steps to Better Living

By: Anonymous I tend to reflect a lot in my downtime, and I will admit that there are times that it isn’t all that positive.  I’m anxious by nature, so these thoughts do little to help settle my mind.  “Am I being a good enough father?” “Am I eating the right foods?” “Am I doing the … Continue reading 10 Steps to Better Living

You’re the Inspiration

By: Rebecca Frager I lost my Aunt Audrey last week.  She was almost 90. She was always exotic to me. She was a few years older than my dad, but like him, she was born in India.  My grandparents were Lutheran missionaries in India for more than 30 years.  Most of their 10 children – … Continue reading You’re the Inspiration

Are You Just One Thing?

By: Shira Boyle My dad was a doctor; an oncologist, to be more specific. An oncologist known around the world who was asked to speak at conferences in many countries, at many different conventions and summits.  He helped to create one of the most famous cancer fighting drugs currently in existence.  He saved hundreds, if not … Continue reading Are You Just One Thing?


By: Anonymous I imagine there are as many sources of inspiration as there are people walking in this world.  I can conjure up images of an individual, hunched over a typewriter, sweating about a deadline, and complaining of writer’s block. The anxiety is palpable as the person wrestles with nothing to say.  Where is their … Continue reading Inspiration

Passing Atticus

By: Adam Sutton This month we are trying something a little different here at OnceEveryThirty. While each writer always has freedom to write as they please, this month I've asked the team to think about reading and inspiration as they write. I hope you enjoy and thanks for your support! I’m a teacher. I started … Continue reading Passing Atticus

Mourning the Loss of Joy

By: Anonymous “Find your joy.” I have uttered this statement more in the past four months than I care to think about or admit. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the brilliant Marie Kondo and her life-changing guide to decluttering. I’m speaking these words to working professionals whose job it is to enrich … Continue reading Mourning the Loss of Joy