1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Quitting Is an Option

    We usually hear this quote in the reverse, where people tell you quitting is not an option. This is  done to keep you motivated, inspired and to get you to do more. Unfortunately, it is not true. We can always quit, and it is most definitely an option. To be honest, during this transition period in…Read More

  9. Which Voice?

    When things get hard, when life becomes difficult, when our will is being challenged, what do we tell ourselves? Is our inner voice feeding doubt, insecurity, telling us why we cannot do it? Does our mind pull up images of our past failures, our past mistakes, our past shortcomings? Or do we remembe…Read More

  10. What You Once Wished For

    Too much responsibility, not enough responsibility. Too much freedom, not enough freedom. Too much structure, not enough structure. This week I found that many of the things causing me stress or anxiousness, were the very things I wished for and dreamed of a year ago. They were the very things I des…Read More