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Category Archives: life success
May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. -Happy New Year. Scroll down to view my Gratitude Video to you.- While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I … Continue reading
Charles, thank you for being there for so many of us. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of humility, hard work, personal fortitude, paying attention, listening, and mostly, being human. You made me a better version of myself. … Continue reading
A reminder to appreciate. Attending the screening premier last week reminded me of life’s fragility. In a good way. Embracing the fragility recognizes that this part of the journey is limited. The embrace, for me, brings appreciation and respect. It, … Continue reading
All of us have experienced times when one or more of the slices, sectors, segments, or spaces of our lives no longer seem to serve us. All of us are multi-dimensional beings. One wellbeing model divides our lives into six dimensions. When … Continue reading
What song lives in you? I had the opportunity to listen to Kai Kight speak this past week in Austin, Texas. He titled his thoughts “Composing Your World.” Using his violin and stories from his journey, he poignantly drove home … Continue reading
We can end up doing things that look good, feel good, or make a splash while ignoring the support system behind each of those choices. My trainer, Charles, recently introduced me to a new (for me) exercise in the gym. … Continue reading
When you establish new goals, consider these four components. Give your goals a second R.E.A.D. During one of my recent podcast recordings, film producer Pepper Lindsey posed an intriguing question: “What does success look like to you?” (This podcast will air on … Continue reading
We would do well to surround ourselves with people who care about us— but won’t allow us to skate by with minimal reflection and action. I first read about the Clearness Committee (Quaker tradition) in Parker Palmer’s works. This powerful … Continue reading
Treat yourself with respect on the way to your goals. Just about one year ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Motivation: What Gets You Going—And Keeps You Going?” and I encouraged the readers to identify a motivational best practice … Continue reading
Thin places represent those spaces that help construct (or maybe deconstruct) meaning in life. Before recording any of my podcast episodes, I take time to help the guest and myself discover the direction we would like to see our conversation … Continue reading