Monthly Archives: February 2016

Choices

Every choice that you make will in some way affect the rest of your life. Beyond that, each choice that you make will affect other peoples’ lives. It is the classic parable of the pebble in the pond; the ripples … Continue reading

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On Wisdom

As a teenager the word wisdom was as foreign to me as some far away land in Southeast Asia. As I sit here finishing up a 22 and half-year prison sentence I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on … Continue reading

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Self-control and Putting in the Work

Each of us in RISE UP! knows that prison is a horrible place to spend your life and we want more for you. Not much good happens in prison and you need to know that you’re in a very fortunate … Continue reading

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Not Invincible After All

Hey guys, my name is Tucker. I was incarcerated when I was 19 years old and I have been here for a year now. I received a 44-month prison sentence. When I was on the streets I had the mindset … Continue reading

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Dealing with Emotions

I had a real problem with dealing with my own emotions. My Dad taught me how to deal with just about anything, except for my emotions. I asked him one time about that, his response…”I don’t know how to deal … Continue reading

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Getting Your Life Together

You need to quit trying to be an adult because your childhood years are important! Enjoy them, they don’t last long. Once adulthood sets in you’ll wish for the days of your younger years. We don’t think like that when … Continue reading

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Instead of Hurting Yourself…

If and when you feel like hurting yourself, use a little self-control. Please. For us. Is it possible that you can find a better way to release your pain and frustrations? When I’m down and feeling horrible I write about … Continue reading

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