What Breeds Value in Your Life?

Think about the most challenging times in your life. Did they teach you valuable lessons that added texture and dimension to you as a person? Did they allow you to gain experience, perspective and understanding? Would you say this was valuable?

What We Value & Believe = What We Create & Experience

A client recently shared with me a survival story about Sir Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic in the early 1900’s. He was considered one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Trust . . . Broken

I stand surveying my room. Complete devastation. The room itself and my heart. A high school party. Parents out of town. Me, out with friends. He promised he wouldn't. He did. The whole house ransacked.
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The Mess Didn't Make Itself

I was reading the article, Empathy for the Detestable, Compassion for the Callous by Philip Goldberg, and it got me thinking. If we look at history as far back as we can, we will see the biggest issues of the time reflected in the culture. True…

The Four-Lettered “F” Word

Yep, it’s four letters and starts with “F.” What role does it play in your life? Do you use it as an excuse to not say what you really mean? Does it come out when you least expect it . . . ruining your ability for real communication?

What Is It To Be Truly Independent?

As we celebrate our country's independence today, perhaps it's good to reflect on what this actually means. In my opinion, to become a truly independent nation, we must, first, learn to become independent citizens.  It starts with the one,…

I'm DONE!

When I was in college, there was a required 2-year course called Western Civilization. It was a holistic and very thorough study of the history of civilization from Mesopotamia to the current day (at that time, the late 1980's) The course was rigorous and took up a good chunk of our weekly schedule, so you can imagine after 2 years, students were DONE with it.

Expectation vs. Acceptance: Considering the Impact Our Approach Makes

Recently, I've been finding myself speaking with others a lot about the concept of expectation vs acceptance. Others have mentioned that they feel somewhat lost if they don't expect certain things in their lives, and feel unsure with the thought of just letting go and accepting all things that come to them, "good" and "bad."

Do You Lead by Choice or Intention?

Many times when we look at things like challenges, we immediately focus on the "challenge" aspect. This is where considering approach comes in handy. When doing anything, I like to follow this step process: Intention - write out your intention for taking on the given challenge. Think large scale! What is the ULTIMATE why for doing it?

Breaking the Fear Trance

When I was 6 years old, I became a competitive swimmer. I had been swimming for awhile, at that point, and I was good. In fact, I was so good, even at 6, that I quickly became the team’s #1 breast stroker. The thing is, I did love the sport.…