How We Create Our Own Stress

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power – the freedom to choose. –Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve written before about how kids can be amazing teachers if we just let them, and this week yet another example of that came to pass. It was later in the evening, and I was in the process of […]

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The Power Of Living The Intentional Life

in·ten·tion [in-ten-shuhn] noun an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result. the end or object intended; purpose. —From dictionary.com It is far too easy to coast through life without determined direction. Especially in today’s world of endless distractions (anyone ever try the random article feature of Wikipedia?), one can drift from […]

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Reflections Of A Failed Closer

I have a problem with closing things out. There, I said it. I’ve always had a nagging notion in my head that while I’ve made leaps and bounds in terms of my personal productivity and effectiveness, something still just wasn’t quite right. After careful consideration (and a lot of not-so-gentle nudging from my wife, bless […]

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The Quiet Of Morning

It’s nearly 7 AM, and as I’m drinking my morning tea and reading, I suddenly feel the urge to write about how my newly acquired habit of getting up early has affected my life. At the moment, the house is still, with only the cats wandering around (well, one of them at least, the other, […]

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