Unknown Doesn’t Mean Without Impact

I watched the 2021 Presidential inauguration wanting to hear President Biden’s address. As a bonus, I saw the first female Vice President sworn in, heard an amazing rendition of the National Anthem by Lady Gaga, and found myself spellbound as Amanda Gorman recited We Climb the Hill. But, I have to admit, the unknown man…

3 Engagement Boosters

When it comes to becoming a truly happy, ENGAGED individual–either at home, at work, or across all parts of your life, do you know where to start? Hint: It’s not “over there”…

Success. T-R-Y. Success.

My 9-year old daughter recently competed in a Spelling Bee at her school. While I was driving home, it dawned on me that the lessons learned at a Spelling Bee are the same ones that we use to navigate through life.

Mastering Your Energy

Research has found that the average person spends 1 hour and 19 minutes each day: (1) angry, (2) in a foul mood, and/or (3) complaining. Over a lifetime, that equates to 3½ years! Since we all possess a finite amount of energy, the solution resides in learning to master our energy.

Baby Steps to Happiness

Happiness doesn’t require medication, meditation, or money. It just requires that you to take a few steps in the right direction.

The Master at Work…

Like many people, I would avoid trips to the dentist completely if I weren’t afraid of bad things happening inside my mouth. I watched Marathon Man as a child, and I have this slightly irrational fear that I may end up the unwilling star of Marathon Man II. So yesterday when I had to have…

Bobby Hill Meets Viktor Frankl

I love watching the now-canceled show, King of the Hill. The lines spoken by each character share an inner truth about our human condition, and each episode demonstrates that most people stumble through life holding on to a tragically flawed, self-centered set of values. With the exception of conspiracy theorist and resident philosopher, Dale Gribble,…

The Flashlight and the New Batteries

Here in the Midwest, we’ve had a couple of weeks of powerful storms. With each tornado warning, I lost tree branches and several hours of sleep while the rain and thunder pounded on the roof above my head. Fearful of losing power, I found my emergency flashlight in my nightstand. Flicking on the light produced…