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4 Reasons Why Creatives Are Calm, Cool, and Collected

Live Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest in the Front Row

Life is full of choices, some big- some small. One of the more profound choices we can make is whether we choose to sit in the front row, or the third row. Rollercoaster analogies aside, it’s really a choice of living life to the fullest or self-imposing limitations to somehow “play it safe.” Personally, I choose to…

How to Overcome Failure in Life

How to Overcome Failure in Life? Save Yourself.

To be perfectly clear. YES. I’m one of those crazy idealists that believes in personal accountability. You know…that little voice in your head that whispers, “it’s your own damn fault.” Well, I actually listen to it. As much as those words torture my conscience like nails on a chalkboard, I still need them. Why? Because…

9-11 firefighters

9/11 We Will Never Forget

Eleven years later I can still remember that morning like it was yesterday. I was moving into a new house and knee deep in boxes and the usual chaos. The day seemed simple enough. I had just brought in another load when a friend called frantically asking if I had heard about “the plane that…

5 Signs You Need to Let Go

5 Signs You Need to Let Go

All too often we trap ourselves in relationships, partnerships and commitments that no longer serve us. The friend that’s quick to take, but never gives. The business partner who nods in agreement, but undermines behind closed doors. The dreaded weekly commitment you still honor even though its diverted from your beliefs months ago. We daydream…

defining happiness, the art of being

Defining Happiness: The Art of Being

I call it an “art” because its not as easy as you might think. It takes skill, practice, and discipline -all commodities in short supply with our time-strapped lifestyles. We’re so overwhelmed these days our minds are in perpetual motion to nowhere. Work for the sake of work. Communicating with people thousands a miles away…

finding your will

Where There Is a Will, There Is a Way

As I pursued my degree in Psychology, I was ecstatic to land a job at a psychiatric treatment home. I would finally get the real world experience I desperately craved. What I didn’t realize, however, was just how REAL it was going to be. No coffee errands for me, each day was about personal struggles…

Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

Turning Your Weaknesses Into Strengths

We all have weaknesses. It’s the blessing (and curse) of being human. While it’s easy to blame these shortfalls for the disappointments in our life, they’re not the reason. Our failure to overcome them is the real reason. Success is determined by our ability to OVERCOME our weaknesses. I’m reminded of this as an attendee…

myth of work/life balance

The Myth of Work/Life Balance

Work/life balance is a hot topic these days as our lives become increasingly dependent on the interwebs. No longer can the 5 o’clock whistle separate our work from family. We are tethered 24/7 through smartphones, ipad’s, and netbooks that allow us to work “anywhere and anytime.” As virtual work environments increase in popularity, so do…

overcoming failure

How to Overcome Failure and the True Meaning of Being FearLESS

How can you overcome failure when its one of the most paralyzing forces in our psyche?  It keeps us up at night, prevents us from following our passions, and wreaks havoc on even our personal relationships.  If you took a second to step back and evaluate all the points of stress in your life, I…

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