Category Archives: Motivation

(#425) A Community of Mentors for Music, Hope, and Rainbows


Neighbors entertaining neighbors while enjoying the company of other neighbors. Research tells us that “hope” requires three ingredients: Goals + Pathways + Agency. Our goal—a rainbow that attracts and draws our attention—must be valuable to us and/or our community.  A … Continue reading

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(#420) Trust As A Core Value


Everyone has a story and our job is to listen. A few decades years after the Civil War, Clara White, a former slave, saw a need and took action in her Jacksonville, Florida neighborhood.  Some of her neighbors did not … Continue reading

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(#390) A Seven Week Challenge for Purpose and Growth


May you finish 2017 with clarity, peace, and vision for your future as well as those in your life. I am offering you the chance to engage in a seven week journey. Over the past four or five years I … Continue reading

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(#351) Show Don’t Tell


Saying it doesn’t make it so…too much talking mutes the story.  The teacher becomes the student—again. This past week, I received a full manuscript review and critique of (what will eventually become) my first novel.  The reviewer—a student of mine … Continue reading

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(#340) It’s Up To You


Treat your dreams like your property. If you don’t protect them from theft and damage, who will? I recently reacquainted myself with a bit of Casey Stengel wisdom. Stengel reportedly pointed across the field and said, See that fellow over … Continue reading

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(#339) Learning From The Low Vibrations


At times, we find ourselves caught up in the low-vibrations of negativity and defeatism. Draw on the strength within, around, and above. Nine words. As I read my editor’s comments and reread my entire manuscript, nine of my words jumped … Continue reading

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(#304) Random Thoughts On Overload, Gratitude And Connectedness


But wouldn’t it be a shame if we create such unforgiving filters that the positive, the joy and the connections never make it through? Overload.  We hear a lot about information overload. People bemoan social media as a culprit of … Continue reading

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