In 1997, Dr. Richard Carlson published his bestselling book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and it’s All Small Stuff”. This light little book is comprised of small chapters, each offering a technique or strategy to help busy readers reduce stress by slowing down, being mindful, and showing kindness through good communication. To me, it all […]
We had hoped to put an end to the string of challenges by starting 2022 making our almost-annual trek in to the desert and the healing warmth that has stabilized my lungs in past years. It may look like fun to most outsiders (and it can be at times) but there is a very serious reason for this journey and I consider it truly essential for my health.
Whenever failure shows up – and it will – we all have a choice. We can turn around and run away vowing to never put ourselves in that position again, or we can punch it right in its big fat, ugly face by learning the lessons it offers for the next time.
Enter storytelling, our reliable friend and tool that would help us to feel seen, heard, understood, and appreciated, and do the same for others. These desires are core to the human experience, strong leaders included. Conscious leaders have the courage to get personal and in turn, invite others…
*This post is from David’s book, “Punch Failure in The Face, The Buy It a Beer” Over the years I’ve literally read hundreds of books; and as with most things, I’ve enjoyed some more than others. Below are nineteen books which I believe have shaped my thinking, and therefore shaped my ideas and approach to life. […]
Of all the skills you can acquire in life, the one that will take you the farthest is dream building.
That is a more difficult practice than you might imagine. READ MORE
As I watched how a little self-care affected the Queer Eye heroes each week, it was like a light went on in my brain. I thought, “I’m sick; I need to take care of myself, not read for ten hours or write blog posts. Instead, I need to practice some self-care.” So that’s what I did.
Demonstrating kindness towards others is a key ingredient to living the best life possible. Every act of kindness that is performed – no matter the size – lets people know they matter to us. Whenever kindness is shown, there are no losers, only winners.