Finding Joy as a College Freshman

Tasting Independence, Navigating Social Issues and Creating a Brand It’s August—moving in time, moving away from high school, home and heading out on your own.  Can be very exciting and very scary… I know that I am an old fart. So, you can …

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March for Our Lives: Gun Violence

Taking Sides, Limiting Choices – Blowing our Chances It’s exactly one week since we participated in the March for Our Lives in Washington DC.  Having reflected on what I witnessed last week and studying the bigger picture surrounding guns in schools ov…

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BE CAREFUL!

Are We Cultivating a Culture of Fear in Our Children? We seem to live in a culture of fear. Let me clarify what I mean by that. I’m not taking about phobias, or being afraid for what’s happening in the world like terrorism, the economy, North Korea, et…

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Ebola: A flare to remind us that we are all connected

I am indeed thankful that Ebola did not become the epidemic that some feared would happen across our nation.  While we were spared of the fatal consequences of this dreaded disease, it confirmed something that I would be grateful for the rest of my life. My daughter and I happened to be in South Africa […]

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To Worry or Not to Worry?

Do we have a choice?  I sure think we do.  It became a lot easier for me when I began to define worry as—guaranteed misery today for something that may or may not happen in the future. In fact, I have heard statements like 90% of the things you worry about never actually happen and […]

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Out of the Holly Daze into the New Year!

Hope you are enjoying the Holidays and getting ready for the New Year. While some may say “What’s in a year, it’s the same old thing all over again?”  That’s one perspective.  This is the time of the year to be ever present to many things–gratitude for the good things we have enjoyed and all […]

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Big Decisions or Small Choices?

You do realize that I have a bias on this topic, as you may notice based on the graphic that I chose to go with this post.  Those of you who have read my previous posts about big choices vs. small choices may not see anything new here, but I am trying my very best […]

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Did you Win or Did you Learn?

Back in 1999, I was intent on meeting Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  I was very impressed with his principles and wanted to learn more about his work in India.  So, I looked up the conferences that he was speaking at and signed up to attend Training 2000 […]

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