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...

Stop the Busyness

Whenever I talk to people these days, I get a common answer. I’m busy. I’m busy working. I’m busy on nineteen hundred projects. I’m busy taking care of the kids. I’m busy volunteering. I’m busy seeing friends. I’m soooo busy I can’t think. All this busyness shows a...

Can you be last and first at the same time?

When was the last time you did something for the first time? In this day and age, we’re running from one thing to the next. We hardly have time to know what we’re actually doing or even why. We go here and we go there. We then get resentful that we don’t have time for...

What an 11 year-old can teach you

Good friends came to visit this weekend. While partaking in Colorado adventures, the family was also looking to adopt a dog. Their dog died a month ago. On Sunday, we quickly changed our plans and coordinated activities around a dog adoption visit. The family was so...

FINE – a 4 letter word

FINE is the most unexpressive word used today in the English language. How are you? Fine. Fine has become an automatic response whenever someone asks, How are you? Fine no longer means good. Fine is a blank, nothing answer into what we are actually feeling in that...

The good hurt

In life, we often fear pain. It hurts. And, who wants to get hurt, right? We sometimes take extraordinary steps to avoid pain at all costs. Yet, what we don’t realize is that it costs us a lot more to stay stuck in our current situation. Imagine staying in that job...

Fight for your dreams

Do you go after your dreams? The fore fathers of the United States fought for their dreams to gain independence in a new world. Our dreams may appear to be far away in a distant land. And, while the journey to get there may be difficult it will be worth all the...

Does it irk you when someone does it better?

Why do we let others who have more or do it better get to us? Within us, we all want to achieve more and do better. It’s a part of being human. Yet, we beat ourselves up in the process. We compare ourselves to others and this damages us. Case in point, I was super...