4 Simple Rules to Regain Perspective on Your Life

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu It's so easy to get caught up in the chaos of adulting. You've got a job to do. You've got a larger career to work toward. You have interests and hobbies to pursue. You have family and friends to spend...

7 Ways to Easily Interact With New People

"Right now, someone you haven't met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet someone like you." ~ Unknown I’m currently living in my fourth different country in the last seven years, having been given the opportunity to move with my job. It’s been a...

How to Center Yourself Within 60 Seconds

Looking back on the past 24 hours, were you mainly calm or reactive? As you worked, were you focused or scattered? In the evening, did you feel nourished or depleted? I’ve noticed when I interact with others, I’m often scattered. Lost in my own thoughts, I’m anxious....

What Running Taught Me About Achieving Any Goal

“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.” – Zig Ziglar I remember that first cold, black night well. It was early December 2013 and I finally gave in to my wife encouraging me to go running with her. So I donned my sweater,...

Why I Believe in Spiritual Growth

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” — Decouvertes In college, I lived in the same dormitory as a very bright, funny young woman.  She would pass out cookies to everyone on the floor.  Her smile and easy-going demeanor made her someone you could...

The Pain Of This Day Changed My Life Forever

Tony Robbins famously said: “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” And I couldn’t agree more. My life changed on a day that I will never forget. For the first 15 years of my professional life, I had done everything I...

How I Got Unstuck

I was sitting in my tiny apartment, the one with the perfect natural lighting and warm-colored walls.  The one that I took probably six months to decorate to my liking.  But it was nothing but a distraction.   Moving things around, bringing in new cups and pots and...

Find Your Freedom

“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.” ― C. JoyBell C. “If you don't go to university you're a loser!” These words rang in my ears through high school. No, it wasn't my supportive parents chirping these words,...

How to Move a Mountain

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius As I walked around the quiet streets of Sandpoint, Idaho, I wondered if I had what it took to finish what I had started. My body said, “No!” but my heart and mind said, “There must be a...