Growth

Turn Problems into Challenges

March 12, 2019

“Why did you climb those mountains,” someone asked about my trip to China. “Because they were there,” I said. Action: There’s a fine line between having enough challenge that you roll…

Find and Respect Your Own Stride

January 29, 2019

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. — Basho One of the dangers of following a hero is the temptation…

Challenges

January 15, 2019

I used to think challenges were bad. My thinking has turned around on that. Did you ever try to do something that was so easy, so piece-of-cake, so guaranteed that…

Honor the Ending

December 18, 2018

“How was your trip?” a friend asked, as my trip drew to a close. I thought for a moment, then the answer came easily. “It had its ups and downs,”…

Detaching with Love

November 20, 2018

Sometimes people we love do things we don’t like or approve of. We react. They react. Before long, we’re all reacting to each other, and the problem escalates. When do…

Cause and Effect

October 23, 2018

When my son died, I didn’t want to play the game anymore. His death broke every rule I thought was important. His death hurt my trust—not my faith—in God. It…

Near the Top

April 24, 2018

I know you’re tired. I know you feel overwhelmed. You may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever. It won’t. You are almost through.…

Awareness

May 23, 2017

When we first become aware of a problem, a situation, or a feeling, we may react with anxiety or fear. There is no need to fear awareness. No need. Awareness…

Take Time to Develop a Vision

May 09, 2017

As above, so below. First it happens in spirit. Then it manifests in the physical. Not the other way around. First we see a vision. Our soul tells us through…