When the Seasons Change So Do Our Lives

From Winter into Spring I have known for a while now that when the seasons change so do our lives. And it’s not just about the foods we eat and the clothes we wear. It’s about how we feel as the temperatures rise or fall. It’s about how we embrace or resist the daylight or …

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Hello 2022: Setting Goals

It's the new year, and I have a lot of ideas, dreams, goals, and things to accomplish in this year of 2022. Many of them are related to my book writing, publishing, and marketing. But some are related my fitness, my travel plans to visit family and friends, and to our move from this dilapidated …

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2021: A Year in Retrospect

As I thought about this blog post, the one to round out 2021, I took a look at my photo gallery. It was illuminating, refreshing, and realigning to see all that had occurred over the past twelve months. And as I pondered these hundreds (or thousands) of photos, I decided to focus on four things …

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Integrity: Communicating With Honesty

Last month I named the title of this blog post without fully knowing the guts of it. I usually have a good idea of what the post will be about and keep it close in thought. However, a lot has happened in the last month to affect my thinking on the topic. A more appropriate …

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Are You Too Accepting?

Last month I blogged about how acceptance of self is important and a good thing. Today's blog post is on how being too accepting can be a bad thing. There are many ways to be accepting or not to be accepting, and either way can be good, or not so good, depending on the subject …

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Integrity & The Little White Lie

Do you know what happens when we tell a little white lie? That is, besides the rise in blood pressure and the "looking over your shoulder" part? Is telling a little white lie as harmless as it seems? And are little white lies okay some of the time or not at all? Or does it …

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Acceptance Starts With Accepting Me

I've been thinking about acceptance a lot lately. Perhaps this is due to all the reports of bias and prejudice in the news or, simply, because I know this is the topic of my blog this weekend. Either way, I have decided that, if I'm going to speak and share about acceptance, I need to …

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What Does It Mean to Have Integrity?

As we were reminded three weeks ago, we are taught from when we are very young to have integrity. As we have grown, we are faced with the challenge of showing integrity in our daily lives - whether in our personal lives, school, or at work. When we dig a little deeper into what it …

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What Does Acceptance Mean?

My Search of Acceptance All my life I have searched for acceptance in one form or another. When I was young, I was considered slow - for many reasons. As I grew, I questioned inwardly why everyone just couldn't accept everyone else for what they are or where they are at. It took awhile, many …

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