1. Satellite View

    When you talk about your dreams, desires and successes, what do you see? Do you see yourself in that moment? Enjoying all the feels, smells, sights that come with making your dream come true? Can you see yourself overcoming obstacles along the way, persevering and staying true to the path? I think o…Read More

  2. Don’t Be Afraid of the End

    Life, like nature has seasons. Just like the beauty of fall turns into the harshness of winter. Deciding to change something in your life creates uncertainty, doubt and discomfort. However, we cannot have the fresh breeze, chirping birds and blossoming trees of spring without going through winter. Y…Read More

  3. Bad Moments or Bad Days

    I want you to think of one of the “worst days” of your life and what happened to cause it? Many times, it is a bad moment and our response to it that allows it to spiral into other bad moments or an entire day. “Bad” things will happen to us daily. The alarm not going off, traffic jams, rude…Read More

  4. What Are We Pursuing?

    As my days bleed into days, weeks to weeks, months to months and my years to years, I find myself wondering, where has my life gone?  How did I forget to pay attention to all the little moments that flew by me while I was busy in pursuit of more things?  Did I really need that shiny new vehicle, d…Read More

  5. What is Discipline?

    For many people hearing the word discipline means being in trouble, going to the principal’s office, or a host of other negative connotations. To me, discipline is honoring the commitment and promises you made to yourself! Eating a good diet over fast food creates a healthy happy body capable of f…Read More

  6. Being Seen

    This week I was fortunate enough to attend a keynote speech by Leon Logthetis (The Kindness Diaries) and he talked about our basic human desire to be seen.  To truly be seen by those around us as a whole person, instead of in the roles we play or are assigned in life, father/mother, husband/wife, b…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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