Are you really grateful?

John woke up one morning thinking he was all alone. The world was out to get him. He wondered why he was working so hard yet felt that he had nothing. A friend sent him a podcast and said, “You really should listen to this 10 minute audio.” While John ate his usual...

Purge, nourish, and growth

As winter approaches, our lush, bountiful garden begins to wither and dry up. It’s time to plant the spring bulbs and wait for their beauty to arrive in the spring. The same holds true for our own lives. As we crave more in our life – more friends, more money,...

Does the time change bring on fatigue?

With the change of season, the hours of sunlight diminish quickly. You may want to sleep more. You may feel less inclined to go out after work. Your energy seems less. You feel like you have less energy. And, all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a warm cup...

Is the sky really blue?

How many times in your life has the sky been a color besides blue? And, how does this relate to your perspective? Check out this story. It was a beautiful fall day. The gentle breeze cooled the skin from a sunny day. The tree leaves were turning into a deep rich red...

How a run gave me life perspective

It’s truly amazing what happens when we take the time to observe our surroundings. My short 45 minute run opened up my eyes to 5 valuable life lessons. I pulled into the parking lot and threw on my running shoes. As I was shutting the door, I heard an excruciating...

How to stop making life complicated

Are you prepared for what’s about to happen? Let’s make it easy instead of complicated. Let’s take a closer look. While on a hike, a fellow hiker was coming up the fully covered snow packed trail. He forewarned me, “Its treacherous! Be careful with your footsteps. I...

When life throws you a curve ball

Life loves to throw curve balls directly at you, good and bad. I’ll never forget that phone call. It was a bone chilling cold, gray and gloomy December day right before the holidays. I took a day off work to study for my final for my master’s degree. I was deep in...

Part II: 3 More Lessons from the Taj Mahal

The mesmerizing Taj Mahal in its magical beauty impacts all those who come to see it. Its size and grandeur pierce your eye with beauty and your ears perk up while listening to the historical undertaking  of this magnificent piece of art. We discussed the first three...

5 Lessons from the Taj Mahal: Part 1

World Heritage sites are filled with rich history, divine beauty, and exquisite architecture beyond what seems humanly capable. The Taj Mahal met these characteristics and more. The story behind the Taj Mahal teaches each of us how to live a high performance life. The...