harder to kill, easier to love

Harder to Kill, Easier to Love

Christy McCarty Uncategorized

“Resilient people are harder to kill, easier to love… You’ve gotta understand and accept that bad stuff is gonna happen, but you have to set yourself up for success.” -Pat Barber What a year. 2020, guys. It’s been a year of wonder.  We are living in a time when the pace of world change has reached an exponential rate, and society seems to be spinning frantically on its axis. Each of us has been reached by the wildly unique events …

Big-Picture View

An Unreasonable Podcast: Why Have a Big-Picture View?

Christy McCarty Podcast

Why Have a Big-Picture View? In their most recent Unreasonable Family podcast episode, Pat and Taz sit down together to discuss why it’s important to keep a big-picture focus. How do we avoid getting lost in the minutiae? Those little details can cause us to lose track of our big-picture goal we set out to obtain. Have you lost track of what you’re trying to accomplish? Whether in your business, your health, your self-development, your relationships, your parenting. Why is …

No Grit, No Pearl.

Christy McCarty Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness, Uncategorized

“No grit, no pearl.”  Tiny phrase, big meaning. Merriam Webster states that grit can mean a hard, sharp granule, as of sand, also: material, as many abrasives, composed of such granules.  Or it can also be the firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. Pearls.com explains that pearls form when an irritant works its way into an oyster, mussel or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. …

Family Time: Quality versus Quantity

Family Time: Quality versus Quantity — Unreasonable Podcast

Christy McCarty Family, Relationships

In this episode, Pat and Taz talk about family time: quality versus quantity. The Barbers, along with their friends Sean and Kim Pastuch explore their (differing) opinions on the topic. If you know Sean, you know how he loves to go against the grain with everything he does. Therefore, his perspective on parenting is no different. Lucky for him, he has his supportive and most amazing wife, Kimberly. She keeps him grounded and brings him back in line. “My default …

Better Together — The Power of Community

Christy McCarty Family, Relationships, Uncategorized

Tribe. Clan. Network.  What comes to mind when you hear these words? Community. At one time, the community you found yourself a part of was primarily based on your location. With the advent of modern technologies, this is no longer the case. We are part of a community not only based on our location, but also based on our lifestyle, our beliefs, our heritage, our education, our talents, interests or abilities. Consider your own community. For some, this may be a …

Unreasonable Podcast – Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Christy McCarty Family, Podcast

“Homeschooling is really hard. It’s not for everyone.” After having their third child, moving into a homestead on five acres that needs A LOT of work, and living through a pandemic, Pat and Taz are back to podcasting. In their most recent episode, Pat and Taz sit down together to discuss the “woes” and “great parts” (i.e. the pros and cons) of homeschooling. Homeschooling is a hot topic, and it’s popularity is growing every year. Pat and Taz address the …

Change Begins with Me.

Christy McCarty Family, No Filter Fitness

We believe that all humans are created equal, and are endowed with the ability to self-examine and become reflective. We believe that awareness of this and continued reflection creates the necessary space for growth. While not everyone is given the same start, we believe with the right support and education all humans have the capacity to grow and change on both a physiological and psychological level. We believe that by developing empathy and effective communication patterns, individuals can become guides …