Family

6 Things I Learned From My Mom (they probably aren’t what you are thinking)

  After 17 years battling Parkinson’s, my mom passed away quietly on January 31. In his wonderful book, The Art of Living, Thich Nhat Hanh presents a concept called Interbeing.  Interbeing is the thought that we are all a continuation of the world especially our parents.  My mother is with me every day, as I wake up and as I go about my… Read more →

Reasons to give thanks

Reasons to Give Thanks

  This is the season to be thankful.  We know that being thankful and grateful is one of the most powerful advantages in life.  Below are 10 reasons why we all should be more thankful — all the time.  I have highlighted my favorites below, and added a few from my personal reasons: –The most thankful, most grateful people have… Read more →

Condolences

  Giving condolences is not easy. Sometimes the sympathy we try to share with grieving friends and loved ones creates more damage from overlooking or simply not knowing how to comfort them. There is an art to condolence.  Please don’t say something just to be saying anything (especially comparisons). Being speechless is better than sharing misguided phrases/comparisons.  Here are a few… Read more →

appreciating

Appreciating Appreciation

  I started reading Michael Josephson years ago.  He gives me LIFEies for myself.  Today I wanted to share one of his previous What Will Matter entries that resurfaced recently. Like Michael, I have come to gratitude and appreciation later in life.  Striving, Achievement, and Success were always my top priorities.  We can have all those AND still be grateful.  The more I appreciate,… Read more →

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Lasting Relationships Rely On Two Traits

  I have been married to my wife Tracy for 27 years, and in that time I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to sustain a happy and long-lasting relationship. The below article sums it up great. To create long-lasting relationships, you need just two things: kindness and generosity. It’s that simple.  Living The Fantastic Life involves great relationships. Join me in turning… Read more →

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Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong

  What if what we have been taught about aging is wrong?  What if we can grow old and still be young?  I believe the below Wall Street Journal article is required reading for me and all of us as we grow older. Here are a few ways we can flourish: –Our creativity can increase–We can see no loss in our work production–We can work out less and still see… Read more →