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Thank You 2013…What Mattered Most

This is not a year in review. Many accomplishments happened and a lot of things never got done, but those things didn’t define 2013. It wasn’t the new projects started, words written or goals achieved that made 2013 inspiring and memorable. What made 2013 so special were the new beginnings, changes, events and people who are closer and dearer to …

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Maybe it’s time to just step away from it all

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” – Margaret J. Wheatley He starts the morning in bed poring through interesting articles and scribbling notes on the covers. Skipping breakfast, he patters upstairs in his stocking feet to read more papers. Noon and dinnertime bring him back downstairs to enjoy […]

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When adventure calls, do you listen?

When you get that little hunch to do something different, to take that trip, to go to that place you’ve never been, do you follow it? Or do you brush it aside as one of those someday maybe’s? Several months ago, my wife (Jill) and I started dreaming about getting an RV to explore new places and experience new people. […]

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Your One Wild and Precious Life

At 42, my friend Sarah is not rich, but she does earn a very good salary as a human resources manager for a residential care corporation. Her closet is full of new clothes, she owns a nice house, she drives a new car and she can afford a two week vacation. By all accounts, Sarah should be happy, right? Wrong. […]

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The Best Time of Our Lives

I’ll bet you didn’t know that I used to be a fire fighter! The picture above is of the La Grande Hotshots Fire Crew – a team that I was proud to be a part of during the summers of my college years. We’ve all had experiences that have shaped our lives and determined how we see the world. For many of […]

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What Makes You Come Alive?

Yep. That’s me. Doing one of my favorite things. I LOVE to ski! Skiing inspires me. Skiing makes me feel fully alive. There’s nothing better than shredding the mountain with a fun group of my favorite peeps! And that brings me to today’s topic. How can we spend more of our lives doing the things that make us come alive? […]

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