Second in a series inspired by my book, Finding My Twenty-Five: The Prime of Your Life Is Now

In 2006, Josh (“Wheels”) was riding his motorcycle at night on State Street. As a college student in his twenties, he was learning, growing, and preparing for his future. His life was…


First in a series of articles based on my book, Finding My Twenty-Five: the Prime of Your Life Is Now.

Any change in life is challenging, whether we chose the change, or it happens upon you.

Over the next weeks, In this article series, I’m going to be sharing excerpts…


First Seek to Understand… Stephen R. Covey

I attended a motivational meeting aimed at helping men find their purposes. A discussion was well underway…

Someone raised his hand and asked,

“How would a teenager feel about this…?”

The presenter stumbled over his words, finally saying that teenagers are just teenagers…


The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. -Chinese Proverb

A land administrator in Africa went to inspect a row of giant cedar trees that were uprooted and destroyed in a severe storm. When he arrived he told the foreman, “You…


Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.” -Novala Takemoto

I was mesmerized, looking out the kitchen window at 5 o’clock in the morning. Snow was falling lightly in the amber tint of the streetlights. After a few moments, a tear…


“Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.”

Saint James 3:4

As humans we have the freedom, the obligation, to make decisions. One choice we are not given…


“Human beings are naturally cooperative and loving. We enjoy working together.” Peter A. Levine

We know we need to network. We need to connect. We hear it all the time. The truth is that without collaboration and human connection we are bound down, limited, never truly independent. So we gather…


Boat builders do more than dream…

A political and administrative shift and department transfers left me in a stupor. I had just been at the peak of job satisfaction. I was hurting, but didn’t want my hurt and irritation to become poison to myself, or toxic to anyone else. I…


“I can go anywhere. I can be anything.” -Reading Rainbow Television Theme Song

Mentors: Santiago (fictional), Paulo Coelho

The Diagnosis and Prescription

At fourteen-years-old I passed a career guidance course on my report card. And yet I was a failure, labelled as indecisive and without purpose. …


Choices

Every moment of life offers us an abundance of choices. Choices matter, and not only to ourselves. No other creature, plant or mineral has the choices that we have as humans. …

Wayne Beck

Having been on the frontlines, I’m deeply familiar with life’s challenges and traumas. I’m inspired by courageous people who triumph and succeed.

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