Be Wary of Fresh Starts

Posted: May 6, 2019

There is something inspiring about the prospect of a fresh start.

I can remember times when the thought of moving to a new place or school was a welcome relief. I could leave my baggage behind and start all over.

Of course, you rarely move without your baggage, but that is a topic for another day.

January is a commo ...

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Insights on a Zipline

Posted: Nov 19, 2018

“He pushed me.”

That was a statement I heard frequently when I taught elementary school. It is something you tend to think of as an unwanted physical action. Someone is forcing you to go in a direction you don’t want to go.

There are times though, when being pushed is a good thing.

Let me give you ...

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Posted: Nov 12, 2018

Remember: to bring to mind or think again


You remember things for a reason. This ability isn’t designed to torment you, it is a tool for survival.

Your memories allow you to

  • recognize skills that helped you, so ...

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Suffering is Optional

Posted: Sep 19, 2018

“Only we humans worry about the future, regret the past, and blame ourselves for the present. We get frustrated when we can’t have what we want, and disappointed when what we like ends. We suffer that we suffer. We get upset about being in pain, angry about dying, sad about waking up sad yet another day. This kind of sufferi ...

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Change You, Change the World

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

“The only thing that is constant is change.” — Heraclitus

I have been watching my parents deal with major changes over the past few years as the aging process refuses to be ignored in their lives any longer.

Dad hasn’t driven since he fell in September and he mourns ...

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Working Towards Mastery

Posted: Aug 29, 2016

I live across from a little park that has a basketball court. It amazes me how often it gets used by people of all ages and I enjoy the fact that so many teenagers and young adults are spending their time in a healthy, energetic past-time. Some days I see individuals shooting baskets all by themselves for what seems like hours. They don’t ...

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