The Power of a Perfect Moment

The Power of a Perfect Moment

For me, a “perfect moment” is a moment of calm, presence, and connectivity that results in a “nirvana-like” awareness.   It’s a moment that often comes out of nowhere and overwhelms me with an instant clarity of mind. It leaves me with a peaceful truth and...
What’s the Point If You Aren’t Having Fun?

What’s the Point If You Aren’t Having Fun?

Many of us have felt “stuck” or in a rut at some point in life. Oftentimes it’s due to the fact we become focused on the “end-game” and not the journey. If your happiness is dependent on accomplishing certain goals, what happens if fate intervenes and outside events...
Who’s Your Dado?

Who’s Your Dado?

I love being Dado. “Dado” is what my kids have called me since they were first able to talk. The name just stuck. I like it because it’s unique, still identifies me as Dad, and just sounds fun. Being “Dado” is where I find happiness and...
Flag of Our Fathers and Mothers

Flag of Our Fathers and Mothers

Today is an important day. Today we honor our American flag and for which it stands…indivisible…with liberty..and justice…for all. Our flag is the common unifier despite our differences as Americans. While we all have different life circumstances,...
Who’s Riding On Your Bus?

Who’s Riding On Your Bus?

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend most of our time. While I believe this to be true, I don’t like it’s numeric limitation.  With so many great people out there, I want to surround...
A Letter to Aging Parents

A Letter to Aging Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, Did you know that May is National Elder Law Awareness Month? I know, I shouldn’t need a special month to appreciate you as my elders. I love and appreciate you every day (although I probably should tell you more often). However, this month has...
Giving Thanks By Paying a Legacy Forward

Giving Thanks By Paying a Legacy Forward

“Legacy is not leaving something for people, it’s leaving something in people.” – Peter Strople “The goal isn’t to live forever, it is to create something that will.” – Chuck Plahniuk These quotes are a great reminder to me that no one gets to where they are in...
Who Is Your Person?

Who Is Your Person?

My wife, Carolyn, and I have a saying: “thank you for being my person.”  I am not quite sure of its origins or when we first started saying it, but it has become a very meaningful and powerful synonym to “I love you” for us. But what does it mean?  For us, it goes...
Be Better By Slowing Down

Be Better By Slowing Down

Like many of you, between work and family, I have a pretty full schedule with little time in between.  From the time the alarm goes off in the morning until my head hits the pillow at night, I am constantly on the go. Sound familiar? Add the constant distraction of...
How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

My five-year-old daughter loves flowers.  She loves picking them from our front yard, choosing arrangements at Trader Joe’s, and drawing pictures of them. Recently, she grew attached to a plastic Hawaiian lei from the Dollar Store. She called it...

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