The Real Pandemic

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pandemic going around.

But it’s not COVID-19.

It’s fear.

Fear is spreading faster than the virus, infecting more people than the virus, and causing more destruction than the virus...

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Putting the "Resolute" in Resolution

I know it seems like an odd time of year to mention this, but maybe it’s a good time to bring up New Year’s Resolutions.

Just months ago, you were gung-ho. You were going to lose weight, eat less, and exercise more. You were going...

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Your Dot-to-Dot

Have you ever tried to colour a dot-to-dot?

It doesn’t work, does it?

Without the lines, it’s just a bunch of dots. Nothing makes sense. There’s no picture, and there’s nowhere to colour.

Life is like a dot-to-dot. Just...

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I Wish It Never Happened

A number of years ago, I was speaking with a woman who had gone through a nasty divorce. She described how the 12 year battle had devastated every aspect of her life. Financially she was in ruins, her family was pulled apart, her job had suffered,...

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Finding Your Rhythm

In this deep snow, I love to snowshoe. 

While trudging over the snow, I asked myself what it is about snowshoeing that I like so much.

And I came up with the answer.

What do snowshoeing, listening to music, walking, riding on the back of a...

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The Call to Grow

A man was hungry, but nothing in the village could satisfy his hunger. He approached the wise sage in the village and told her that he was terribly hungry and there was nothing in the village that could satiate his hunger.

“What you’re...

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Your Tool Box

Imagine you have a tool box filled with tools. Despite the huge variety of tools at your disposal, you basically have 2 kinds. You have measuring tools. And you have working tools.

Your measuring tools include your tape measure and square, your...

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Training Your Thoughts

I’m always a little amused when I drive through a town or city and I see all the dogs, big and small, taking their owners for walks.

Those dogs are pulling so hard on their leashes, honestly believing that they’re steering the...

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A Balloon in the Wind

Imagine for a second that you are a balloon in a wind storm, tethered on a long string.

Because your string is long, you are whipping around back and forth. It is so difficult to stay still and calm because the storm tosses you about.

This is the...

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Big Shoes to Fill

When I was a kid, maybe 9 years old, my mom brought home a pair of secondhand boots for me. I absolutely loved them. They were black lace-up, just above the ankle, with a low heel. But they were too big on me.

I knew that I’d grow into them,...

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