Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Friday, June 30th, 2017

    How’s it Going?

    I called a friend of mine yesterday and asked a simple question, “how’s it going”? His answer was not so simple. He said, “I’m at the beach with a friend. I love the beach, especially on the weekdays.  It’s the first time I’v’e been here all summer.  The weather is amazing, the water is so […]

  • Thursday, June 29th, 2017


    If I think about my life as a whole, it becomes overwhelming. If I think about what I need to do today things become much simpler. If I think about trying to be kind or generous or healthy for the rest of my life, its often too abstract. But of I think about how I […]

  • Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

    Today’s Weather Report

    Do you check the weather report before you leave your home each day?  Why?  Maybe, the weather forecast effects how you dress each morning or how you schedule your day’s activities. Does the weather influence your attitude? Can we influence the weather? I think we can. Consider these “weather conditions”….. A Stormy day…..Our outbursts of […]

  • Tuesday, June 27th, 2017


    I love to climb mountains. When we stand and look at a mountain, it looks awesome, majestic, and perhaps intimidating. To climb the mountain we need to select a route. Which approach will give us the best chance to reach the top? Which will provide a beautiful view? Is there risk? Which route is the […]

  • Monday, June 26th, 2017


    Patience is a virtue we can practice daily. When rushing from one task to the next, we can lose sight of the big picture of our lives. Here are three ways we can begin to slow down and let everything come into peaceful focus. 1. Patience with ourselves. Time is a gift, so try to […]

  • Sunday, June 25th, 2017


    I think it’s safe to suggest that all of us have had some exposure to prayer. For me, prayer seemed like a responsibility or a chore as I grew up.  Maybe it’s was something that your parents made you do as part of going to church or temple. At least for me, prayer was highly […]

  • Saturday, June 24th, 2017

    Giving and Taking

    Are you a good giver? Are you a good taker? Give and take are opposite sides of the same coin. Without one, there can’t be the other. Generosity is a cycle. Are you a good giver and good taker? Love, kindness, compassion, and a simple smile are things that when given away, you end up […]

  • Friday, June 23rd, 2017

    Slow Down

    I love to bike. I went for a long bike ride the other day, and it wasn’t until after about an hour and a half  I realized something was missing. Something very important was missing. I have a road bike and a mountain bike, that day I was riding the mountain bike along a trail.  The […]

  • Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

    What Scares You?

    Fear. I was once afraid of public speaking. Now through practice, and a realization that I need not be ‘The Best Public Speaker Ever”, I have come to “enjoy” the adrenaline rush that comes from preparing for and speaking before a group of people. For the past 20 years, my daily journey includes teaching SPIN (an indoor […]

  • Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

    Be Good to Yourself First

    “Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” This is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. “Take my advice, I’m not using it.” This is an implied quote we hear from lots of people we meet, sometimes from me, and maybe even from you. I try very […]