How many days do I have left?

How many more days left of vacation? How many more days left until Christmas? How many more things can I get done today? How many more days left until this weekend? I can’t tell you how many times I have said these things and more, but one of the scariest or important things I have […]

Ahhh playgrounds of hot metal and concrete, riding bicycles without helmets, riding in cars without a seat-belt let alone a child safety seat, ignored and unattended on a regular basis, staying outside playing until the street lights came on (with no cell phone!), second-hand smoke everywhere, routinely allowed to get hurt, and allowed to win/lose […]

It has been almost four months since I last blogged here. I have been busy with life and doing a lot of reflection, reading, studying and learning – then this happened – So it is a week before Christmas and I lost my job. I was devastated. It has been more than 25 years since […]

Ikigai (sounds like ee-key-guy OR icky guy LOL) is Japanese for your life purpose or passion. The Japanese term it “why I get up in the morning.” I’ve been mulling this over a lot over the past couple of months. Why do I get up in the morning? It certainly isn’t because I’m a morning […]

—Amy watched as the mouse squirmed in her fingertips.  “Ugly vermin” she said, “you must die!” With that she put the little mouse body in the bucket of water until the bubbles stopped. To assure herself it was dead she decided to roll over it a time or two with her bicycle. Afterward, she looked […]

“Mistakes” are part of the process, not something that should chip away at your confidence. ~ MELISSA CAMARA WILKINS from her post “Why Confidence is the Key to a Simple Life”  I lose my confidence like other people lose their car keys. Usually its unexpected, hits me like a foul ball out of left field, and at […]

“Decide what your greatness should be and pursue it relentlessly.”  ~ Jordan Lejuwaan Everybody at some point has desired to be that badass hero. No I don’t mean the narcissistic, unempathetic sociopath who steps on people to attain their desires. I have in mind the Superman, Wonder Woman, or the Iron Man type of badass. When […]

“Instead of dedicating your life to actualize a concept of what you should be like, ACTUALIZE YOURSELF.” ~ Bruce Lee So I was perusing the web one day and jumped down a rabbit hole, as frequently happens.  I am sure we have all been there when surfing the Internet. We honestly set about searching for […]