Many folks make New Year’s Resolutions. They resolve to lose weight, eat more healthily, exercise, stop smoking, change a habit, to “fix” something about themselves they don’t particularly like. Then, about now, two months into the New Year, they tell themselves it’s too hard, it’s okay to eat that piece of chocolate, it won’t matter, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” James Matthew Barrie Last month, Ellen Degeneres was honored as Choice Humanitarian at the People’s Choice Awards. I love the fact that she modestly reflected on how strange it was to get an award for being nice, generous and kind […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My life changed one month after graduating from high school in 2004. I was on my way home from swim practice and was involved in a near fatal car accident with a speeding dump truck. I lost 60 percent of my blood, my heart moved across my chest, my lungs collapsed, and my major organs and pelvis were pulverized. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you ever had one of those encounters where you were sure you understood what someone was saying but you were way off? By like a million miles? Maybe it was a conference call, or talking with your kids or trying to get a store clerk to understand what you wanted. These are all everyday […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I spend a good deal of time talking to myself. My conversations kind of range all over the place: telling myself what I need to do next, arguing about why I do this or that, complaining, scheming, yelling at other people and at myself, laughing and joking, trying to figure myself out, etc. You know […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Headed into the end of the year; a time of reflection with the pressures of defining new year’s resolutions. What are the personal dreams you put on hold, defended the tardiness, excused the incompletion, perpetually moved down on your list, figured ‘no’ would be the best course of action because the time is just not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Much of the time the word “thanksgiving’ conjures up images of a special day in November that’s celebrated as an American National Holiday. It’s that special day when families and friends awaken to the spirit of gratitude, the essence of Thanksgiving. The hope, conscious and unconscious, is that this gathering will provide a new containment […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Life is about not what you do, but who you do it with. The Bucket List Life believes that a life well lived is when we create more experiences, share those experiences with others and the ultimate payoff is when we help others without the expectation of return. The concepts, steps and themes are simple […]Continue Reading... No Comments.