Dare to Dream Again

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt As a child, our dreams were an endless flow of hopes and goals. Then as we grew older, the dreams became less and less. And for a few, the dreams stopped completely. However, there is hope because dreams can be started... Continue Reading →

Interconnectedness

“For a table to exist, we need wood, a carpenter, time, skillfulness, and many other causes. And each of these causes needs other causes in order to be. The wood needs the forest, the sunshine, the rain, and so on. The carpenter needs his parents, breakfast, fresh air, and so on. And each of these... Continue Reading →

So What, Now What?

My mom was a great influence in my life and a great example of an awesome leader and coach. Since I was in elementary school, she would not accept any of my excuses and would continually say, “So what, now what?”  At first, I thought she did not care and I ignored her. Then I realized... Continue Reading →

6 Things Happy People Never Do

Written by Marc Chernoff  Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design into the present. Happy people do a lot of things.  They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals, savoring life’s little pleasures, and so on and so forth. But... Continue Reading →

Possibility Thinking

"Identical Conditions will have different experiences." - Benjamin  Zander Benjamin Zander’s short video (5 min) “The Art of Possibility” (below) deeply resonates with my philosophy and how I experience the world. My parents are one of the greatest influences in my life. After I was born, my mother resigned from her job, chose to be... Continue Reading →

Perception

"I cannot always control what is going on around me, but I can always control what I think about what is going on around me." - Lucy MacDonald

Happiness is…

"Nobody really cares if you are miserable, so you might as well be happy." - Cynthia Nelms Happiness is a state of being. If we are not being happy, then we begin to lose bits and pieces of ourselves along the way... Until we get to the point where we blend with the shadows. Happiness... Continue Reading →

Fear Re-Imagined

"What if instead of calling them fears, we call them stories?" - Karen Thompson Karen Thomson Walker’s YouTube Video on "What Fear Can Teach Us" adds a new dimension to fear. I used to think of fear as a response to self-protection and self-preservation. The typical freeze, flee, or fight response when dealing with fear. By... Continue Reading →

My Values

After deep contemplation and narrowing down the scope of my values, I came up with the following five ranked values: Optimism Appreciation Creativity Accountability Wisdom My values continually changed over the years, however, my top three values have been around since as long as I could remember and give me peace of mind and happiness.... Continue Reading →

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