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If you are like me, you love planning vacations – love every detail from the travel to the activities to the food – especially the food! What’s a place you’ve always wanted to visit? Think of your dream adventure destination and now really picture it. And now imagine you finally get to go, but there is one catch. It will only be for a weekend, just one weekend and you will never… Read More

“Appreciate those who make time for you in their busy schedule but love those that don’t look at their schedule when you need them.” If you’re anything like me, there’s always a call that needs returned or an email waiting for a reply.  There are literally dozens of things at any given time that demand our attention. But when all you do is what’s urgent, that’s all you’ll ever do. You’ll spend… Read More

1. This is a story about some of the most expensive advice I ever received. 2. Expensive is not the same thing as overpriced. In 2010 I hired a well known leadership coach at a cost of thousands. As did my wife. We were both feeling quite well about our lives and respective careers but we knew we had so much more we could still learn, achieve and contribute to others as… Read More

I’ve been thinking about mindfulness quite a lot these past years. Ironic, I know. Mostly about all the things that steal our attention away from the present moment.  And the worst of these distractions are not just activities like checking into Facebook for the umpteenth time to see if anyone ‘liked’ that most recent post of our lunch.  No, one of the biggest distractions is our own wandering thoughts. It’s astounding how… Read More

Edmund August Schreiber was my grandfather and Thoreau’s notional man.  Self reliant and humble but not without conviction.  He outlived his wife, Hazel, by almost 15 years but did not remarry.  Instead, he visited her grave, health and weather permitting, every single day.  I know this because he kept a record on the calendar.  One day he pointed to a handwritten number just short of five thousand and told my father that… Read More

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