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It’s the last day of the year, and we’re at that magical annual inflection point. It’s time to pause, in fruitful reflection before brave renewal. Close followers of my writing have noticed my recent silence. Silence is always louder than noise. Seven weeks ago, I lost my beloved...

A powerful vision has inspired my onward journey, pointing the way through grief towards a life of hope and abundance. Two months ago, I wrote to explain my lengthy silence as I grappled with the overwhelming loss of my beloved wife Karen. I shared that I...

Sunset provokes deep reflection. This particular sunset lesson inspires insights and suggests ways to authentically magnify your own brilliance. My wife loved sunsets. Actually, that’s a pretty lame understatement. Karen really, really loved sunsets. Any sunset. Every sunset. These magical, fleeting moments spoke to her in profound ways. So,...

What did you play at when you were growing up? A doctor, a nurse, an astronaut, a soldier, a teacher, a dolphin trainer? In playing these imaginary games, you were planting some of the most important seeds of your life. Here is the reason why...

Happiness is a right. We’re born with all the chemicals and connections we need to be happy. Yet so many people struggle with sadness and depression. Man’s best friend may be able to help. I was walking up the steep path that led away from the...

An unexpected brush with an international sporting hero sparks deep insight into the transformational power of vulnerability. Occasionally life stops us in our tracks with a powerful message. During one of our regular beach-walks this weekend, my wife and I paused to watch the 2017 World Adaptive...

In the midst of a major life crisis, we often forget that we have the intrinsic ability to calmly solve seemingly insurmountable problems. We live in a beautiful house close to the beach with big sliding glass doors that invite fresh air to wash freely through...

One tiny word can change a mindset of doom and gloom to one of promise and expectation. This tiny word can transform your life. My wife is a schoolteacher. Every day she works with children striving to be the best that they can be. Through her...

Thomas Edison was a genius, and a quick peak into his childhood will teach you a powerful secret that can bring life to your own hopes and dreams. There is an apocryphal story about the great American inventor Thomas Edison. He returned home from school one day...

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house … we were beginning to feel the magic … Good movies change lives! One of my favorite movies is the Tom Hanks’ version of “The Polar Express”, based on the original book written by Chris van Allsburg....