Parenting for an Audience of One

The mother swipes a bedraggled strand of hair behind her ear as she bends closer to her son. He's having a meltdown again. She clears her throat. Tries to ignore the other parents' glares cutting sideways at her. As she begins to speak softly to her child, a neighbor scoffs and…

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Stranger Heroes Within

  Along with a horde of fans, I devoured the culmination of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things this week. Years of anticipation ended in a couple of days. I slouched back in a daze at the end of my binge and struggled to find a new fix. My fingers soon…

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What Labels are you Wearing?

  Labels cover the shopping malls, websites, roadways. They tell us how to care for items and what they're made of. Some labels imply status or value because of the brand they represent. Whether or not we realize it, each of us wears a number of soul-labels. Others read our behavior…

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Restart Season: How to Resume After a Break

Summer's bloom wilts on the branch-like weeks of our calendar. In the next breath, the season of respite will drift away and wither in the breeze of time. With heavy sighs, we face the next pages of our year. School and work routines loom before us. The angry, red eyes of…

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How to Live with Purpose and Balance

The Myth of Purpose and Balance as Opposites Purpose and balance messages scream at us from media platforms, as if the concepts battle to win allegiance to one lifestyle or the other. One camp urges us to do more and thus be more. Get busy and hustle. The opposition insists we…

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Tips to Live with Brilliant Balance

We long for brilliant lives. For true success and intrinsic meaning. We sigh in admiration at Olympians, entrepreneurs, acclaimed artists of various disciplines. Some of these cultural kings inspire billions with an impact which continues to resonate long after they've gone. Yet success crushes many of our world's most famous icons.…

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Live Delighted: Redefining Sacrifice

To live delighted, we must reconcile the world of real life in which we don't always get what we want. And the means to our dreams isn't often easy. Sometimes our best path to life's potential involves sacrifice. How do we find joy in times of sacrifice? For a life of…

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Live Delighted: Plan Dessert First

Don't short yourself by living on the worst tasting emotions every day. Indulge yourself daily in joy. Plan for delight by setting it as a priority. Zoom out Dream God-sized dreams Hope beyond your fingertips' reach Plan to be surprised with the best Sketch your best outcomes Resist the temptation to…

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