United States of Being

“Change your state of being and your experience will follow." Raphael Zernoff

New Site — June 21, 2015

New Site

I have created a new, more exciting, prettier, and all around (for lack of a better term) cooler site that will better work for my writing, and for sharing with others about health and happiness! The site is currently under construction, so don’t quite judge the book by its cover just yet.

Travel, health, and devotion have become my three main elements in which I choose to enrich my life. Of course, each of those entail a myriad of subsections, chapters, extensions, categories, etc. But by balancing my life around these three aspects, I have found purposeful living to be simpler and more meaningful.

Purposeful living through travel, health, and devotion is the foundation of my new blog, and I am excited for others to experience them as well.

My new site is located at www.myunitedstatesofbeing.com.

Please visit and let me know what you think!

Thank you!


Healthy — June 3, 2015


There are so many connotations in that one little word. Heart healthy. Healthy diet. Healthy foods. Healthy ingredients. Cardiovascular health. Psychological health.

Healthy life.

Recently, I have learned how far this word reaches. In life, we try to be healthy. We try not to eat too much and get some exercise. But true health is so much more than these two actions. YES. We need to eat healthy. And YES. We need to exercise.

But why?

To stay to the world’s standards of beauty and fitness? To have a “nice” bikini body and take good selfies?


Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

Proverbs 3:7-8

When we eat healthy and exercise, we are fearing the Lord. We are honoring the Lord by taking care of the bodies He blessed us with. Should we ever compare our bodies to someone else’s? Of course not! God made YOU to be YOU.

Now, eating healthy and exercising are two parts to a much larger whole. There are many more attributes to health. Getting enough sleep, socializing with others, working our minds, experiencing different parts of the world, and seeking God’s guidance.

Now, I am no expert. But when we apply these elements together, our lives can find that balance that we hear about. With these seven actions, we are not only improving ourselves, but the world we live in along with us.

Let’s challenge ourselves to implement these seven elements into our lives and see what differences come from them.

Be sure to let me know your thoughts or results!