Category Archives: Failure

(#386) The Paddle Out


Sometimes we have to plow through rough water to find our happy places. The first part of each ocean kayak adventure involves the paddle out. Before I can enjoy the smoother ocean waters, I have to get through the breakers … Continue reading

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(#372) Independence


Consider where you can expand beyond your comfort zone. Insights can come at any time.  We just need to be open.  One appeared a few days ago in a yoga class–while I was doing my best imitation of swaying tree, … Continue reading

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(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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(#357) Perspective


Our attention will determine our interpretation. What thoughts and feelings come to mind when you see the photo below?   Now, same question as you expand the view and context of the photo? Hmm. Marriages performed juxtaposed with a bedpan–with … Continue reading

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(#355) Go-Go or No-Go?


Do you allow people into your head who would not invite into your home? Angelina Ahrendts’ (Senior VP @ Apple) letter to her daughters this week offers the following advice: …Stay in your lane…the path will illuminate itself so long … Continue reading

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(#350) Regrets? Choices And Lessons.


A culmination of all those choices. Some small. Some large. All help create the person you are becoming. Would you, if you could, go back in time and change the choices that you made?  I know.  A wide open question … Continue reading

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(#346) Video Outtakes: Finding Humor And Moving Forward


Enjoy three-minutes-and-fifty-one-seconds of my miscues. And consider how each miscue you make can strengthen you and maybe help someone else. Don’t be ruled by fear of failure. President Theodore Roosevelt had a way with words. Growing up as a spindly and … Continue reading

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