Forget Hind-sight, Try Mind-Sight

  Internet was down all morning… at first I was like “Bummer, now I can’t do these needful things.” Then I changed my mind-sight and took another view. Other possibilities soon opened up…including the playing of blocks with our 3 year old Joseph. My personal productivity may have gone down a bit, but creativity, relationships and fun went way up!  (Kind of embarrassed that playing with
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Not Until We Own It First

My wife shared this with me over the weekend, and I have been considering it ever since. She loved it because she sad it reminded her that she didn’t need to always be positive or happy and that nothing is wrong with having a bad or sad day.  Pretending it away is not only ineffective but intellectually and spiritually dishonest and
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Irritations as Invitations

  But what if they don’t stop? My wife Rebecca brought this one home from somewhere.  “Every irritation is an invitation to change.” Sometimes my kids irritate me….and sometimes they irritate each other.  And even though I may be tempted to believe that they are doing this intentionally…the truth is much more simple and revealing. In reality I believe it
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Focus, Distraction, and Significance an RV Adventure

Spring break last week with the kids was a blast.  Driving a large borrowed RV required tremendous focus for me to keep it between the lines. Especially during some of the high wind crossings from AZ to San Dieg0  and again while winding up from Flagstaff through the Grand Canyon, as well as portions of  the Escalante Grand Staircase.  Even without the wind blowing, the
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Happiness as a By-Product of….What?

Those who follow me on Instagram saw this earlier today… but I felt to share it to a broader audience, and would enjoy reading your responses if you feel to share them. Huxley suggests that, “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness, it is generally the by-product of other activities.” Do you agree or disagree?  If you
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Do You Carry Excess Baggage?

After 20 years of traveling professionally I have learned a lot about packing light.  And I have seen a good share of people who by their own admission bring along a couple bags of “just in case” stuff often paying $50 to check these bags so they’ll have a $25 item if it’s needed.  They have also told me that they actually
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When we don’t want to hear it….

  Dr. Robert Anthony has said, “The thing you resist is the thing you most need to hear. ” I remember when our daughter Ashlyn was about 3 years old how she would act when she knew I was about to say something she didn’t want to hear.   For example, when she saw  me walking up to her with a toothbrush, or a
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Experience 10 Positive Emotions in 60 Seconds

Originally Posted  on June 3, 2015  I was reading through some old T4D’s looking for a couple quick culture building ideas and activities to use with an upcoming group. So today’s inspiration comes from Jane McGonigal’s 7 minute TED talk about a massively multiplayer game that allows each player to experience at least 10 positive emotions in 60 seconds.  These
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