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Are You Caught Up in the “Once I…” Loop?

Life can sure be busy. Between work, appointments, kids, life maintenance (car, home, etc), family events, and social commitments, you can feel like you're a hamster on a wheel, running and running, going through the motions just to get to the next agenda item. But are you so caught up in ...

The Right Way To React To Tragedy

Keep Orlando in your thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers are useless. Call your representative and demand stricter gun laws. This isn't about gun control. This is about terrorism. Yeah, terrorism and guns. No civilian should have access to a rifle of that magnitude. He was a terrorist. He was an anti-LGBT monster. He was radicalized. He was ...

What’s Your “Yeah, but…”?

Is there something you dream of doing that you've convinced yourself isn't possible? What if you're wrong? Two of my clients were recently featured in a New York Times column about going after their dream of a living location independent lifestyle despite owning a business that needs running and responsibilities that ...

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

When Melissa and I decided to build a tiny house, we were so excited by the idea that we wanted to jump right in. We did some basic, preliminary research, but not enough to know how much more needed to be done before getting started. When we went to order the ...

Are You an Advocate or a Fighter?

It's no secret that the political environment in the United States is exceptionally toxic right now. The candidates have exposed an ugly underbelly that we knew, on some level, was there, but to which we may have chosen to turn a blind eye. The masses are vocal and opinionated, and that's the ...

Goodbye, Old Friend

This week I had to say goodbye to something very special to me. It's been in my life for 26 years and has provided countless hours of comfort. I wasn't even the first one to hold it dear. It had a whole life before me, offering the same comfort to a ...

Birthday Reflections

Today I celebrate my 45th birthday. Whoa. 45. Shit. I have mixed feelings about this. I don't think of myself as someone who is "middle-aged." In my mind, I'm perpetually 30ish. I feel like it was just last week that I thought 45 was SO old.  I once read somewhere that if you dread turning ...

Hiking: A Powerful Metaphor for Life

Melissa and I recently went hiking in a new area. We were excited to see some different scenery and spend a day outdoors. We packed up our CamelBaks, snacks, sweatshirts, first aid kit, sunglasses, lip balm, and gum. All the essentials. That is, until we got to the trail head. We weren't ...

Warning: Surrender Ahead

When is the email going to come? I expected a response weeks ago! Tom Petty is right. The waiting is the hardest part.  In between obsessively checking my inbox, I make all sorts of plans dependent on a positive reply. I really think it's gonna happen. I mean, how could it not? ...

Are You Letting Old Thinking Destroy Your Relationships?

My phone chimes. Another text from Ron*. "What's the address for the restaurant we're meeting at tonight?" I roll my eyes. I know he has a smart phone so why can't he just look it up himself?! I text back: "465 West Main Street," as I groan. Well, now I don't know if I ...

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