1. Never Again

    In my life I have never been deemed “non-essential”.  Not once as a military veteran, 20+ year police officer, husband, father, son, or brother, have I been ordered to stay home due to danger, uncertainty, and to trust that others are looking out for me and my family. As a small business owner …Read More

  2. Our Wake-Up Call?

    Maybe we were just going through the motions of life, our personal relationships, how we were treating the earth.  Maybe just maybe our current situation was exactly what we needed to wake us up! As Americans, maybe we were too comfortable with our freedoms.  Free to work, travel, shop, attend chu…Read More

  3. An American Tradition

    It is not the 4th of July, baseball, or apple pie.  It is something that is woven even deeper into our American culture than those icons.  It is truest of American traditions, and one that makes us the envy of people around the world, it is our freedom to question our government. While many of us …Read More

  4. Social Media with GRACE

    I share on social media that I am sad, fearful and uncertain because our businesses are closed and uncertain as to when we can reopen.  Someone takes the time to respond that I should be grateful I have a business to worry about. Our family is saddened and nostalgic that our son does not get to enj…Read More

  5. Replace Fear with Love 

    During these times of uncertainty and forced change to our daily routines, it is easy to become overcome with fear.  If you watch the news for any length of time, scroll social media or at times even engage virtually with your friends, you can become bombarded with messages of all the impending doo…Read More

  6. A Time for Feeling All the Feels

    Day by day as more information is learned, what we thought we knew is changed, and the weight of uncertainty persists, I find myself running through a gamut of emotions. I am worried yet confident, sad and happy, scared and fearless, determined but doubtful, certain and at times, full of regret. On…Read More

  7. “We Can’t Not Matter” – Zach Mercurio

    This week I was recording an episode of The On Purpose Podcast and our guest, Zach Mercurio said something that really stuck with me.  In one of his explanations about his research of purposeful living and performance, he said “we can’t, not matter”. I wrote that quote down as we continued an…Read More

  8. Our Value

    This week while recording an episode of The On Purpose Podcast, we were discussing business negotiations, your value and becoming comfortable asking for it.  During this I started thinking about how this applies to our personal lives as well. What if we took a few moments to write down our personal…Read More

  9. What is Your Legacy?

    When you ask people to define the term “Legacy”, frequently you hear ideas like these “it’s what people say about you after you have passed away” or “it’s what you leave behind”. However, I’d like to ask you to think for a moment about your “living legacy”. How does what you do…Read More

  10. Be a Blessing 

    As we seek to improve ourselves and our lives, let’s not forget about one of the most rewarding aspects to the pursuit of our success. That is our ability to lift others, encourage others, and grow alongside of others, who are also seeking their own improvement. We need to fight the urge to be res…Read More