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01: Introducing Letters to My Daughter Podcast

As the great Ruth Bader Ginsberg once said, “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be independent.” It’s tough to learn how to be independent and self-assured without some guidance. The role…
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4 Steps to Quit Saving Money for the Wrong Reasons

For the last three years I've been using my wheelchair as a desk chair in my office. It's not comfortable, not even a little. I'm practical and it just seemed that having one wheeled chair was enough. I put up with it creating more pain than…
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Empathy by Design

For the last two weeks I’ve obsessed over tiny details of the plans for our new house. A tape measure, 1/4” scale ruler, sharp pencil and an eraser have been my best friends. I didn’t create the house plan, but I’m making it work…
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”FEARLESS”

Each year I choose one word to be my focus for the year. Typically by the last quarter of the year I already know what my Word of the Year needs to be. For example, 2016 was a brutal year that included the death of my beloved grandfather…

Give Up Expectations, Receive Love

  In the simplest of terms, the message of Christmas is to Love One Another. Why do we sometimes find this so hard to do? The answer is just as simple - We want to be in control. Our way, our expectations, our ideas of how things…
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Genuine Stories Create Extraordinary IMPACT

On an ideal day, before starting work I’ll meditate, write in a journal and read a devotional. If feeling really crazy I’ll exercise. It helps to begin the day with solid footing and elevated aspirations. Yesterday morning I read…

Lower Holiday Stress just by Breathing

December 1st and up goes our Christmas tree! And so it begins. Although the granddaddy holiday month of December sings peace and goodwill, the shopping malls and highways tell the real truth. You know what I’m talking about. If ever there…

The Extraordinary Impact of Gratitude

This time of year, most Americans focus on thankfulness. (Canadians were thankful last month.) Social media abounds with posts touting gratitude, service, and reconciliation. Let's all come together! And then January happens..... With…
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A Strong Funny Bone Can't Be Broken

On an ordinary sunny afternoon, after an energetic workout at the gym, I tripped at home over a shoe (my shoe) and sprawled face first with outstretched arms onto the tile floor of our kitchen. Ouch! Two broken elbows, a cracked wrist and several…
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A Crash Course in Leadership

  It’s Not Enough to Just Show Up Woody Allen once said that “Seventy percent of success is showing up.” Too often, however, we have leaders in place that simply show up and conduct business as usual. They give out instructions,…