1. The Value of Community

    As human beings, we are social creatures and all of us, to varying degrees, desire to be part of a something bigger than ourselves. We all want to be liked, loved and to feel valued.  Unfortunately, as “connected” as we all are through technology, we are as unattached from other human beings mo…Read More

  2. The Challenge to Find Ourselves

    “The definition of hell is when the person you are meets the person you could have been.” - Unknown I love that quote and have referenced it many times during my recent struggles. When I think about it, I find pride and a weird sort of happiness in my situation.  I know that by going through th…Read More

  3. Who Are You?

    Imagine this scenario, instead of asking the person you just met, “what do you do?” what if we asked them “who are you?” What kind of conversations would follow or not follow based on learning about someone’s image of themselves, their beliefs, goals, passions and priorities? As the young …Read More

  4. Resiliency

    Defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness” I think most people know that one person who seems to bounce back from adversity quicker, have better attitude when confronted with the unexpected and who seems happier in life.  So, how do they get there and how does tha…Read More

  5. Embrace Our Differences

    I could not imagine a world in which everyone agreed with me all the time. I would not want to be around people that agreed with me on my every thought, opinion and belief.  How boring would these conversations become and what would I learn? It is our differences that provide perspective, balance a…Read More

  6. Your Most Important Relationship

    In a world devoid of interpersonal relationships, where is seems everyone is a friend, connection or follower it is easy for us to lose sight of our most important relationship.  The one that truly defines all the others in our lives.  This relationship sets the thermometer for how we allow others…Read More

  7. Small Acts

    20 years ago, as a nervous young man, debating on relocating his family to a new state, joining a new agency and starting my career over again, I waited anxiously in a small police department lobby.   As I was sitting there rehearsing the answers to the questions, I anticipated be asked, several of…Read More

  8. Rearview Mirror

    Self-assessing is a critical skill that if mastered, allows us to make improvements in our lives, relationships and facilitate our growth. However, if not done correctly, it can easily lead to being overly self-critical, a loss of confidence and lack of action. When I look back at my journey, I iden…Read More

  9. Overnight Success?

    We often view other’s success as an overnight occurrence.  What we don’t see is the years of struggle.  The battle with doubts, insecurity and the perseverance and courage they need to continue.  My journey is no different.  What seems like success happening quickly now, has in fact been par…Read More

  10. The Commitment to Care

    Last week’s blog “Are You Good” got quite a response from many of you and I appreciate it. Some people liked it, others did not, but everyone seemed to have an opinion and was not afraid to share it. That is exactly why I write  and why I enjoy this community so much.  Even if we disagree wh…Read More