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"Thank You For What You've Taken Away From Me"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      69 comments

I've developed a habit of waking up at 2:30 each morning. My eyes snap open and I'm clear and cognizant. It used to get me really upset. I'd fret and fume, toss and turn and wonder why it was I couldn't sleep through the night, you know, like no... Read more

Sometimes it Just Takes An Awfully Long Time to Realize Some Things

Thursday, April 18, 2013      27 comments

In July I will have been married to the same wonderful woman for 39 years. I have learned a lot from her and I discovered this morning I am still learning. In February the kids gave Joan a Keurig coffee maker for her birthday. It's the kin... Read more

Toxic Relationships

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      23 comments

My clients and my kids usually roll their eyes. They can count on me saying one indisputable truth: "You are who you hang around with." Healthy, balanced people seek other healthy balanced people and if you're struggling with all of that maybe i... Read more

I Couldn't Think of a Title for This One..... I hope You Enjoy it Anyway, LOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      19 comments

A friend asked me to review a guided meditation he is planning to release in the next few months. He wanted my opinion and I jumped at the chance to take thirty minutes, yes you read that correctly, out of my day to relax, meditate and safely c... Read more

A New Way.............

Sunday, April 14, 2013      20 comments

It's become darn near politically incorrect to say anything negative concerning vegetables. It's like you're committing treason. In the spirit of complete disclosure given a choice between a carrot and a slab of pie - I choose the pie hands dow... Read more

We Could Do Something About This Stuff....

Friday, April 12, 2013      17 comments

Okay, maybe as I age my old hippy tendencies are bubbling up to the surface.I know we live in a society that weighs each and every adjective and adverb as not to hurt or offend anyone, anywhere at any time. Suddenly in the last ten years the ent... Read more

A Morning Prayer

Monday, April 08, 2013      20 comments

I found Susannah Clifford Blachly quite be accident. I was working on a project and listening to Pandora Radio when the song A Morning Prayer began to play. I enjoyed it so well that I went to ITunes and purchased the entire album. I play ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Work Hard Enough & Have Faith Dreams DO Come True

Thursday, April 04, 2013      96 comments

That's me in February of 2011. I didnt know that was the last 5K I'd be running for awhile. In May of that year I began to experience lower back pain and through the s... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How Creating New Rules Produced A Win or, lol, a 2.4 pound loss over Easter.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      92 comments

I'm such a slave to tradition and really, sometimes, I'm not even aware of it myself. I'm talkin' bout' the "3 squares a day," or "the 5 mini meals." Conventional wisdom; I'm not slamming it at all, 99% of the time it gets me over the hump just ... Read more

A Most Precious Easter Gift

Sunday, March 31, 2013      21 comments

Amidst the Easter finery, smack dab in the middle of the pew, sat four year old Amy. I know her name because her mom kept saying, “Amy sit still.” Amy is autistic. She speaks her own language and from what I observed has enough energy inside of ... Read more

If You Can See It, You Can Be It

Friday, March 29, 2013      15 comments

In 2006 I was asked to work with a group of managers in the transportation industry to help develop their leadership skills. I asked them to create the perfect transportation system. We didn't use flip charts, or white boards, There were no stic... Read more

Unfortunately It's True

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      21 comments

Nike posted an add this week featuring Tiger Woods. With Woods in the background it simply states "Winning Takes Care of Everything." Then the floodgates opened. You cant listen to a talking head this week without them putting on their moral ind... Read more

The Best Lunch I Ever Made.........

Monday, March 25, 2013      38 comments

Stir fry chicken and shrimp with mushrooms, sweet onion, scallion, red peppers and a side of quinoa. Total calories 375. I'm a good cook but I out did myself this tim... Read more

That Must Be How God Looks At Us....

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      29 comments

The steam room at my gym has a huge glass window to look out. Streaked with moisture you have to focus hard to make out the images and movements at times. Saturday I sat there alone, trying to turn three or four minutes into fifteen, stari... Read more

The Majesty of Gods Creation

Sunday, March 17, 2013      67 comments

It was balmy last night so I went to sit on the front porch. Joan had gone shopping with the girls and twilight was approaching. I closed my eyes and slowly drew in a deep breath and exhaled, then another and another. As my body relaxed my mind ... Read more

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