New Ventures Start with Dreaming

New Ventures Start with Dreaming

Whatever you are focused on is what you bring into your life. So how do you make the shift to actually do something different? The first step and a very fun one is to start dreaming. Answering the question of 'what do I really want' is a challenge for many people. But...

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Pros and Cons of Goals

Pros and Cons of Goals

Today there is much focus on setting goals to get more out of life, but there are both positives and negatives to having them. Oftentimes, when you set a goal, you not only set what you want to happen but you also tie in the way it should happen. When we focus on the...

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Showing Gratitude for Others

Showing Gratitude for Others

This past week Peter and I were in Florida for the memorial service for his brother Stephen. It was so special to see so many people come to spend time together and share memories. There was a brief memorial service and as you could imagine lots of tears and sniffles....

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The Magic of Smiles

The Magic of Smiles

The other day I was at an event with a group of soon-to-be graduating college kids. I always enjoy being around young people to get an appreciation of how they view the world as their future is uncertain yet hopeful. During one of the discussions, we talked about the...

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My Brother Died Today

My Brother Died Today

My brother died today. My sister, who lives a few miles away from him, called me early this morning to share the news. She was crying. I didn't. My brother was unique in many special ways. He was 13 years younger than me, so we didn't grow up interacting much. I was...

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How Can You Have Flexible Discipline?

How Can You Have Flexible Discipline?

As we emerge from the pandemic this year, we’ve already found that many ways of doing things will be changed for the better. Flexible discipline is a concept that will benefit many. In the past, there were so many times people would say to me, "That’s the way we’ve...

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Connections, Do You Need New Ones?

Connections, Do You Need New Ones?

Whenever you make a change in your life, big or small, it usually involves something new. It can be people, places, or things you do. When I think about all the adventures or misadventures we’ve had, they are all impacted by the connections we’ve made with others....

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How Far Ahead Should You Plan?

How Far Ahead Should You Plan?

The other day I was out for a walk along a wooded path. I realized the amount of attention I had to give to the few feet in front of me was very different than the space up ahead. With each step, I might have to avoid a rock or puddle. While way out in front, I could...

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My, How Priorities Change

My, How Priorities Change

Over the past few weeks, I've met with many people of different ages. I can tell you with certainty, that what's important to us changes dramatically over time. I think about how our lives are like the seasons. We transition through the vibrancy of spring, into the...

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You Get What You Give

You Get What You Give

Last weekend, we were visiting one of our favorite coffee shops for a chilly breakfast. It’s chilly because we sit outside with our little dog even though it is in the 30s. After we ordered our coffee, I made a comment that I thought they looked vibrant. There was...

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Own Your Triggers

Own Your Triggers

If you are like me, there are certain things that piss you off. For me, it’s usually something someone says. Maybe it's something that someone has said many times before and each time, it seems to cause the same reaction in me. I have both a physical and emotional...

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What Are Goals Really For?

What Are Goals Really For?

This is a question I've asked myself for many years. Sometimes it’s about making a career move, maybe it's an important decision, or simply when I’m tired of working toward a goal that seems out of reach. If I look at my thought processes when I was right out of...

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Are You at the Center?

Are You at the Center?

Back in the day, to find your way you had to pull out a paper map and use your finger to draw the path you wanted to take. After a while, you’d look on the map to see your progress as you moved across the town, city, or country you were trying to traverse. Now, we use...

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