Here's a little departure from the typical spoils of Valentines Day with its foil-clad chocolates and bouquets of flowers. Let's go deeper than the eighteen-billion dollar commercialization of the heart. This one won't cost you a thing, but it is priceless. It is where true love starts....Read More
Beware that the external storms you face don't silence the power of the storm within you. It's there, waiting for you to use it. Being the storm will change your life...
As night fell, I wondered how I'd make it home before the blizzard paralyzed my town for days, making my return impossible. No planes. No trains. No automobiles. Just four strangers united by a common goal: to beat the storm...Read More
The raw and deep sadness of grief can leave us wondering what to say and how to help someone who has suffered a heartbreaking loss. When you understand what's needed, it's a little easier.....Read More
Happy New Year, Underdogs! I'm not sure who came up with the idea of creating annual resolutions, but we all know a one-and-done approach rarely works. Here's a better way to really reach those lofty goals you're setting.....Read More
We work so hard to make Christmas perfect. We run and rush and decorate and bake ourselves into a frenzy. But my old, worn nativity reminds me Christmas was never meant to be about perfection. Take a breather, just for a minute, and read on.....
As you shop for those you love this Christmas, Hanukkah, holiday season, choose gifts that change lives.
No doubt you'll love the goodies I'm about to show you, but you'll love their lasting impact even more.....
You know I love positive people with a positive message. But who knew a goat could be part of this wonderful movement of ours? This blue billy and his creator are on a mission to spread an upbeat message you won't want to miss. You're gonna love these guys! Together, they'll inspire you.... and give you some great gift ideas, too.....Read More
Whatever you do, don't let Thanksgiving be a one and done gratitude fest. I've just finished a year long gratitude experiment and science supports my conclusions: daily thanks giving opens us up to an array of benefits. It was also a lifeline during a year that could have easily broken me.....Read More
We figured it had been about seven or eight years since we had seen one another, a long friendship left unattended in the demands of lives that are too fast paced, too hectic. But then he called and asked if he could come and spend time with me. Of course, I said. Of course. Old friendships matter....Read More
When our proverbial sky looms large and gray, it can be tough to see anything else out there. But I promise you that good stuff abounds. You just have to be willing to look.....Read More
We spend much of our time running and going and doing. When we are human doings instead of human beings, we get a lot done, but we miss a lot, too. This Extraordinary Minute video explains what I mean....Read More
I'm drawn to positive people. Maybe that's why I knew I had to get to know the wonderful Wendy Bell....Read More
Looking for answers to BIG questions? Life questions? Marriage. Job. Purpose. Kids. Figuring this stuff out is freaking hard.
Most of us fight the uncertainty, desperate to move through it and find the answers we seek. But I'm starting to realize our greatest learning lives in the waiting. When we accept the uncertainty and we do our own work, the journey inevitably provides the answers. And we find a different level of extraordinary......Read More
No matter what change we go through, there is life after. Now that the drop off and sad farewell are done, life after begins for me. As I figure out how to live in an empty nest, I realize my boy isn't the only student......Read More
The boxes are stacking up and it’s getting harder. We’re about to send our youngest off into the world. He is fourteen years old....Read More
Sunrise like any other morning. Except this isn't. I am heading into totality.
Sometimes the extraordinary comes looking for us and I believe in embracing it. Total eclipse, I can't wait for our first meeting!
I think it's strange that we wait until someone dies to have a celebration of life. Why don't we do it sooner? Often? Every day? Let's start right now....Read More