Brian Tomlin

Brian Tomlin

Behold…a life of meaning and beauty. We are all on the journey together. Over the years I have tried to develop my own curiosity and encourage it in others. That has been the inspiration for Brian Beholds.    
The ultimate obsession: aging better

The ultimate obsession: aging better

Inspirational fitness stories come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Bruce Grierson’s book What Makes Olga Run? is about a track star in her 90s. The book was published earlier this year, and Olga ended up dying in June at the age of 95, but it is one of the most inspiring stories I have […]
anger

anger

 Anger is: provocation, human, release, riled, fury, annoyance, healthy, indignant, creative, destructive, pique, alarm, necessary. Anger is viewed by our culture as primarily a negative thing, and as such we try to avoid it and shame it out of existence. The trouble is, anger exists and serves a purpose in the overall scheme of the […]
Balance Pleasure and Structure? Ancient Epicurean solution

Balance Pleasure and Structure? Ancient Epicurean solution

Epicureanism is a ubiquitous term, and yet I include myself in the presumable majority with little to no prior understanding of what it actually stands for. So it was interesting to find a book about epicureanism as an ancient set of ideas on how to live that can be applied to contemporary life and that […]
Thyroid Cancer Adventure

Thyroid Cancer Adventure

Early this year I noticed a lump in my neck while shaving; it didn’t hurt, and didn’t cause any problems so I did what I do best- I ignored it. As time went on, I realized  I probably should have it looked at, and even started to make the connection that my occasional swallowing issues […]
The Courage to Be Radically Good

The Courage to Be Radically Good

A young man and woman, both raised in good, solid Christian families, fall in love and get married, embarking on a life they plan to live in service to God and to the less fortunate on our planet. They follow the models of the church institutions they had grown up with, and those churches had […]
awareness

awareness

Awareness is: alertness, appreciation, attention, consciousness, consideration, insight, knowledge, mindfulness, notice, observation, sensing   Awareness is a state of being. You are awake to an idea, a concept, a feeling. You know it exists, yet you may not be a master of it, or even be familiar with it. Awareness is not understanding, but is […]
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