1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Permission to Live

    This past week I got to spend time with my Grandfather as he nears his 93rd birthday and the end of his time here. I appreciated the short conversations we had over the week and wanted him to know the family was in good hands. We can look after one another and that it was ok if he wanted to go to th…Read More

  8. Perfectly Imperfect

    I’m not a perfect husband, father, son, brother, business partner or friend. In fact, I am far from perfect in almost every area of my life every day. However, what I am good at is seeing my imperfections for what they truly are, an opportunity to improve and get better. I don’t let my imperfect…Read More

  9. Keep Showing Up!

    We are almost through the first quarter of the year and by now many have forgotten their New Year’s goals or resolutions. Many have settled back into the same routines and habits that left them wanting more just a few months ago. Many of us get discouraged when the results don’t immediately make…Read More

  10. Purpose of Pain?

    Pain is our notification that we have lost something important in our lives. It could be a portion of our health or wellness, the loss of someone special, the job we always wanted, a relationship we neglected, a sporting event we had committed everything to, or even a reminder we have lost sight of …Read More