Purposeful Living

Discovering the Common Good in People

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” – William Arthur Ward   So today I traveled via airplane to Orlando, Florida for a work conference. It was an early flight, (departed at 6:10am) so I had my neck pillow and noise cancelling headphones primed for a …

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Finding Your Quiet Place

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  Although for the past few months I have found myself somewhat consumed with the news of politics and world events, I pride myself on keeping this website free of those types of topics. There are plenty of blogs and people that do a …

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How Do You Explain Love?

“Love is not blind. Love sees what is most true.” – Unknown While on plane heading for a business meeting/vacation, I decided to share some thoughts about love. As you will read, I don’t claim to be an expert in the subject, but I do believe in sharing my heart. Wrong, right or indifferent. Human emotions …

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Remembering What is Sacred in Your Life?

“Life must have its sacred moments and its holy places. We need the infinite, the limitless, the uttermost – all that can give the heart a deep and strenthening peace. – A. Powell Davies This weekend I was reminded of something I probably take for granted, seldom make time to reflect on or truly recognize the …

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Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy?

“Sometimes you have to overcome YOU, before you overcome them. Get out of your own way…” – Unknown When it comes to life disappointments, failures and those lingering issues that tend to keep us up at night, we usually don’t have to look very far. The mirror in front of us typically identifies the culprit fairly …

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Start Taking a Stand for Yourself

“What you allow is what will continue.” – Unknown  I’ve spent a great part of my life trying to make other people happy. I suppose it’s in my DNA to help people feel better, despite the current circumstances they may be facing. I even learned through a company training that my personal worldview is that most …

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Learning to Live with Courage that Defies All Things

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win. And trying when you know you can lose.” – Unknown  I’ve recently been faced with the task of making some extremely tough decisions regarding my life. Decisions that have required me to dig deep within myself, remain still so I could hear that small still voice of …

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It’s Time to Release the Guilt

“Don’t dwell on went wrong. Instead focus on what to do next.”  – Denis Waitley  Yesterday I was in the garage cleaning and came across something that took me back about 10 years. It’s funny how “things” have significance and how they can trigger thoughts and memories. Some memories that remind you of a fun …

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