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"But You Don't Understand....... I'M TIRED"

Friday, March 12, 2010      22 comments

A friend of mine called the other day. I hadn’t heard from him in awhile. He’s had a rough twelve months or so. His father passed away right before Christmas 2008. He had struggled with diabetes for over twenty five years and was in poor health ... Read more

Rewarding Performance or Do I Have A lot To Learn.

Thursday, March 11, 2010      15 comments

Because i am going to be traveling today I wrote this last night. Hence, the past tense. While Joan and I were eating dinner tonight the topic of rewards surfaced. We got into a discussion how from childhood on we associate success and acc... Read more

Creating Enjoyable Goals

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      13 comments

When I am not blogging or writing I actually do work. I don’t call it work. I call it getting paid to have fun. It was a goal of mine for a long time and about ten years ago it came true. It was the culmination of dreaming and believing in a lo... Read more

Becoming "Undependent"

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      18 comments

My wife looked over my shoulder as I typed the heading and said, ‘Are you sure “undependant” is a word?” I laughed. “It is now.” I am a dependant person. In many ways I depend on the good things in my life. They are as someone once sai... Read more

Dont Quit

Monday, March 08, 2010      24 comments

Steve was orphaned at birth. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in orphans homes. At age eighteen he joined the Navy. After four years in the Navy, Steve used the G.I Bill to become a gemologist or as we call them, a jeweler. Steve le... Read more

A Moment of Faith

Sunday, March 07, 2010      12 comments

I decided to change my workout music yesterday. I was getting tired of listening to the same stuff. It’s not that the music is bad but when you have 1,256 songs on your IPod you can choose from a wide selection. So as I am walking around the tra... Read more

Healing Part 2

Saturday, March 06, 2010      16 comments

Before I write this morning post I want to stop and thank those of you who posted responses to my blog on healing yesterday. It is my normal practice to respond individually to each person with a short note. However, lol, I did not get home from... Read more

Healing

Friday, March 05, 2010      17 comments

I am all for fresh beginnings, out with the old, in with the new. A lot of us get ready to do that this time of year. We call it spring cleaning. Time to shake all the musty, stale things out and open the windows to let in fresh air; air that no... Read more

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

Thursday, March 04, 2010      13 comments

For the most part I believe I have been happy all my life. I have a strong belief the reason we all walk this earth is to find the definition of happiness in our lives. As we look for that happiness there are days we feel that we “just aren’t ge... Read more

"What's Wrong With Me?"

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      18 comments

What’s wrong with me? How many times have you and I sat in front of mirror and looked at ourselves and said that? How often have we sat in our favorite chair staring out the window and wondering what the heck was wrong with us? Hadn’t every... Read more

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight Part Two: Denial Is Just Not A River In Egypt

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      10 comments

The other day I mentioned to my daughter that the motivating factor for me taking control of my health was that I had become weary of being fat. She looked at me with large eyes and said “Dad you’re not fat. Quit talking like that.” “You need to... Read more

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight"

Monday, March 01, 2010      12 comments

It’s a Jay-Z song and part of my cardio mix. I found it after reading an article by one of the trainers here at Spark People. She had it in her cardio mix and said it was a good upbeat song to work out to. She’s right, but to me it’s much more. ... Read more

Finding Me

Sunday, February 28, 2010      10 comments

It’s very rare that I am nor sure what to say. While the written word is a marvelous and beautiful tool I often become frustrated with it because how can you convey a smile, a hug, a reassuring squeeze of the wrist or simply sitting with a love... Read more

What Happens To Me When I Get Off Track or Being Positivley Unrealistic

Saturday, February 27, 2010      15 comments

It’s real easy to be become positively unrealistic? What did I say, “Positively unrealistic?” Yup that’s what I said. It is a condition that exists when you become so enthused and so excited about something you lose all sense of the reality of y... Read more

Our Perspective

Friday, February 26, 2010      10 comments

A great deal of my work involves traveling. I love traveling, especially when I am sitting in the cozy warmth of my office and talking about it. Catch me in the middle of a three hour flight delay on the last flight leaving Chicago for San Diego... Read more


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