Who has had a positive impact in your life? This is an important question, because our lives our a story that is being written; so take a moment today to reflect on one of those authors of your life.
My family and I recently took a trip up to Washington State, and during our stay, we spent a few days in downtown Seattle. If you have been to Seattle, you know the buzz and energy that surrounds Pike Place Market. If you ever intend on visiting Seattle, this is something that must be experienced. … Continue reading Don’t Wait to be Great
Books have power. When you enter into a book, you are beginning a journey. Perhaps this journey will take you to far away lands where tales of honor, valor, and treachery reign. You may find yourself standing in the shoes of a hero, a villain, or the oppressed; feeling what they feel, and almost seeing … Continue reading Books
If you know me, you are part of my story. Our lives are not lived independent of the world around us; rather, they are connected and strung together to weave our human story. Each word spoken, glance given, or space shared become part of the narrative. The story is being written, will you choose to … Continue reading The Story We Write
“You Change Your Valley Into A Peak When You Find And Use The Good That Is Hidden In The Bad Time.” - Spencer Johnson The following post has been written over the course of the past week, and is a journey through understanding and responding to sadness. It transforms and grows as you read through … Continue reading The Upside of Being Down
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." The quote above is from Ralph Waldo Emerson; and I often turn to it when I need motivation or need to be reminded that there is a whole world taking place as I walk through my … Continue reading To Be Yourself
I like to run. Actually, I may even go so far as to say I love to run. That wasn't always the case, and I didn't actually start running consistently until about six years ago. When you start to talk about running, you are met either with passion or disdain. It's a love/hate relationship for … Continue reading Tales from the Trails: Why We Run
Once again, I learn from failure.
Two weeks ago, I was about 6 miles into a 20 mile trail run; and I came across this sign: Healing in progress, stay on designated trails. Wow, did that statement ever hit home. I had been stressed out lately trying to balance life, while pushing towards goal completion. Work demanded a lot from me, … Continue reading Healing in progress
Have you ever found yourself impacted by a quote or statement? "I love a good quote." - Me I am constantly looking for tid bits of wisdom in blogs or books, or listening for them in conversations and presentations. Whether it's inspiration or insight, I find that words can have a great impact. I was … Continue reading The Struggle is a Privilege