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Until Next Time

Well, my friends, we’ve come to the end of the line. Five years later and 250 shows and blog posts finished and cataloged for the future on my website and on iTunes. This is my last edition. Not sure what is next, but I am working on a few ideas that I will let you… Read more »

It’s About Time

As I am winding down my weekly blog and podcast, I am keenly aware that there is still so much I want to say, preach or cajole. I am, however, balancing that with the belief that there comes a time when it is wise to say, “Thank you for being a part of my journey;… Read more »

Harness Your Power

Recently, I was reading a review about Laird Hamilton’s life that will be seen in an upcoming documentary called “Take Every Wave.” Laird is a legendary big wave surfing star who, according to the write-up, is as polarizing as he is acclaimed. I know a bit of who he is from magazine articles and his… Read more »

It’s not what happens to you

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus There is no easy way to say it and no need to sugar coat the truth that for many could be life-changing, so I’ll hit you straight up and remind you that “It’s not what happens to you, but how… Read more »

Don’t Complain About Things You Are Not Willing to Change

I have just about reached my limit with people who complain about things they are not willing to change. You hear it all the time from some in your group. They are the ones who whisper loudly that someone else didn’t do their job or someone else didn’t tell them some tiny bit of useless… Read more »

I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends

As I sit here and work on my newsletter and podcast, I am reminded again how rich and full my life is because of the network of friends I have who encourage, cajole and laugh with me. In short, I get by with a little help from my friends. I always liked that Beatles song…. Read more »

Your Only Limit Is You

For the last five years I have been writing a weekly blog and producing a podcast, which stemmed from my Saturday radio show, “Encouragement for Your Life,” heard every week on 94.5FM. As we come into the holidays, I will be closing out this chapter of life–my weekly newsletter and podcast. That being said, after… Read more »

Manners Cost Nothing and Are Priceless

When was the last time someone said “thank you” or “please” to you? Really think about the last time someone out of the clear blue said “thank you” for something kind you did for them or said “please” when something was needed. Oh no! You can’t think of a recent time when someone said those… Read more »

Patience, Perseverance and Practice

The other day I saw a man who had the telling scar of a knee replacement, and what made it unusual is that I noticed his knee was stiff and not very workable, so he had learned to swing it in a walking motion instead of walking with a normal gait. When I asked about… Read more »

Push Yourself Because No One Is Going to Do It for You

Push Yourself Because No One Is Going to Do It for You When I was thinking about what to share this week, I tussled with a few ideas that I wanted to use to encourage you knowing that there are a lot of things going on in your life right now. So, understanding that you… Read more »