If You Are Not Doing These Five Things to Overcome Your Negative Self Beliefs, They Will Smother the Joy Out of Your Life

If You Are Not Doing These Five Things to Overcome Your Negative Self Beliefs, They Will Smother the Joy Out of Your Life

The older I get, the more I come to terms knowing that my manifested life is ending. This is not a morbid thought at all as it should not come as a surprise to any human the age of reason that life is a journey no one survives. I still believe I have decades to go, but it is time for me to help prepare those who come after me to live more fulfilling lives. This cannot be done if you live guarding those things you fear you will lose.

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The Most Difficult Challenge for Leaders is Not Choosing Right over Wrong, it is Choosing Right over Right

The Most Difficult Challenge for Leaders is Not Choosing Right over Wrong, it is Choosing Right over Right

As a matter of background, I like to describe myself as a having been a “government mule”. For thirty-six years I worked for the public sector in the wonderful state of Colorado. So much of government work demands that you address daily an overburdened load of citizen’s concerns and problems. During these years, I ran a city, a department of public works and a state department of transportation. My experience in these very challenging positions taught me something I didn’t expect. The most difficult choices I had to make did not involve picking right over wrong. On the contrary, the most arduous decisions centered on choosing between two options that were inherently correct.

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Seven Signs You Are Experiencing a Time of Rebirth

Seven Signs You Are Experiencing a Time of Rebirth

Life transitions often catch us by surprise. When they happen we can become unnerved and disoriented, especially if we thought we were doing all the right things in our lives. They make it difficult to explain why that dream job you got five years ago has become empty and lackluster. Or, perhaps, the ideal mate that you married has inexplicably become aloof and distant and you fear a divorce is in the offing. At times like these, we become so afraid of the changes we may have to make, that we often chose the road of denial as a way to sidestep the feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction. But no amount of disavowing will allow you to escape the inevitable change that is coming into your life.

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Nine Lessons a Three Legged Dog is Teaching Me About Life

Nine Lessons a Three Legged Dog is Teaching Me About Life

My daughter Molly, along with her husband, Nelson, and two boys, Quintin and Bauer, love all animals. They have always made room in their home as foster parents to abandoned dogs and cats. Last year they rescued a young dog that had lost one of his hind legs after having been ran over by a car. They named him Falcore after the magic dragon in the movie Never Ending Story, Molly’s favorite movie growing up.

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Four Things You Can do to Have More Successful Romantic Relationships

Four Things You Can do to Have More Successful Romantic Relationships

I have never understood why the myths about finding the “one” were initiated, but they promote the idea we were born deficient in some way and must find the corresponding missing half in another. There are many popular expressions to describe that “special someone” waiting to be found. We call them soul mate, better half, kindred spirit, true love, or second self.

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The Problem is that American Society Promotes Violence as a Problem Solving Option

The Problem is that American Society Promotes Violence as a Problem Solving Option

Here we go again, another mass shooting and the habitual cycle of madness is off and running. When is this ever going to end? My heart goes out to the victims and families of the senseless massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I cannot fathom the grief and hopelessness this inexplicable event has promulgated on these innocent people.

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