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Suffering

Suffering

  Below is a great article on two topics we never tend to think about.  Suffering and Dying.  I originally typed this LIFEies after being in a car accident and having 3 fractured ribs, so there is the pain.  Couple that with all my athletic endevours, I know short term pain on a first name basis. Ha. Learning how to… Read more →

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Your Best Holiday Gift Ever

During this holiday season, we are all looking for gifts for our family and friends.  Let’s give ourselves the best holiday gift ever.  Spend some time with those friends and maybe make a new friend. Friends make your life fantastic. Below is a great way to look at the type of friends need in your life.  I never thought about… Read more →

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A Living Tribute

Almost a year ago, my mom passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s. I wrote a LIFEies Tribute to her after her passing (click here to read).  I realized that I didn’t want to wait until my Dad passed to honor him, so here is a living tribute to my 83-year-old father. So this Thanksgiving week, I say thank you to my father and try to… Read more →

Tibetan Monks and Navy SEALS

For a long, long time I have read everything I can about Tibetan Monks AND the Navy Seals. Steven Kotler wrote an article below on what the two have in common.  You can bet I read that as soon as I saw it. Kotler says that both Navy SEALS and Tibetan Monks have the ability to rewire their consciousness and change their state… Read more →

A More Inspired Life

  Every now and then, I like to reinforce a great idea (or several).  In May of 2015, I sent out a LIFEies about Bill McRaven, a retired Navy Seal commander’s commencement address at University of Texas.  (Click here to revisit that talk.)  He has now come out with a book on the same topic. It can be hard to… Read more →

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 →