• We Need to Learn To Listen To Each Other’s Suffering

    Privilege, good fortune, and health can shelter us from experiencing the levels of sickness, pain, and loss that cause a person to lose hope.

  • It’s Time To Own Your Story

    I’ve struggled for years with disclosing personal details. I know, I’ve shared A LOT on social media already compared to many people. But when sharing comes easily, you can say a lot without disclosing everything. 

  • Your Unique Value And the Fear that Hides It

    We all (?) have dreams of becoming someone who is loved, admired, appreciated, and respected. To be valued for who we are and for what we do – when we are doing what matters to us most – is the dream. 

  • Three Questions To Ask Yourself So You Can Begin Pursuing Your Purpose

    If you’re like me, you’ve read dozens of books and articles about purpose while you search for the reason you exist. It’s a question everyone faces at some point. Some people find answers, some people give up the search, and still others are perpetually searching or waiting. 

  • Yelling is Yelling is Yelling

    Have you ever met one of those people who yells when they speak emphatically? You have now. I never considered my emphatic speaking as yelling because I was just showcasing how strongly I felt. 

  • Love What You Do

    It’s a simple statement that requires pause to consider. I heard Seth Godin say this on an old podcast this week. 

  • The Dream vs The Idea

    What dream have you been holding onto for five, ten, twenty years? How many steps have you taken toward that goal?  If your answer is “none”, I’d like to suggest that it’s possible you don’t want what you think you want.  Growing up, my family talked a lot about camping. We purchased the tent, sleeping […]

  • Should You Be Satisfied Or Hungry?

    It’s one of those topics that divides a room. There’s always at least three groups in the room.  Group 1 believes that a life always focused on attaining something in the future is a life spent never enjoying the present. Group 2 believes that a life always focused on the present sacrifices the future. Group […]

  • Resentment Is Dangerous

    I don’t have the energy to spell out a scenario that might apply to you. What you need to know is that you’re hurting yourself and your future when you hold onto resentment.  It’s a poison. It feels justified. Why should he or she get off Scott free? Where’s the justice? How is that fair? […]

  • My Son Has A Key Advantage

    This is the last day my youngest son will be six years old. He’s growing up and I love the person he already is.  What a treasure to us both. Each child is unique and special. What set him apart early was how openly and easily he folded into receiving affection from both parents. He […]