When Stars Scatter

Do you remember the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Although some of the finer points have been lost to me over the years, I remember that Ferris faked sick so he could stay out of school. Once his parents were sufficiently convinced of his feverish illness—all carefully executed—and his parents on their way to work,…

The Astounding Effect of Little Changes

As bored summer kids in Sterling, Ohio, my brother and I used set pennies on the railroad tracks. The train would flatten them out and stretch them commensurate with the number of cars that ran over them. The grownups who learned of our adventure discouraged us because of the possibility that anything on a track—even something as small…

True North

What happens when the beliefs we’ve carried around our whole lives turn out to be untrue?

Can What You Put in Your Mouth Affect Your Positivity?

Many years ago, a friend of mine slipped and fell on the ice dislocating their shoulder. Because of the timing, I was the only person they could reach to take them to the hospital. Having a bone out of joint causes extreme pain. Muscles are stretched in ways they were not intended. As I drove…

Nurturing Your Dreams

Up until I read Millionaire Success Habits, by Dean Graziosi, an underlying belief I carried was that that life constantly fought against me. Since reading his book, and taking the above quote to heart, the tumblers of life have begun falling into place more and more. Since changing circles of influence several times over the…

Are You On the Road to Success?

While driving back from an appointment, I got trapped in a pocket of cars going slightly under the speed limit. If I stayed with it, I would not be able to move over and would miss my exit. If I missed my turn off, it would be two more exits before I could turn around,…

What I Learned from Crossing the Chicken Line

A bold and beautiful friend of mine said an angel spoke to her when she was just a little girl and laid out the divine call on her life. She feels led to share God’s love with people who don’t know it and prays to change the course of their lives. It might be the…

The Big Pay Off of Small Sacrifices

Aaron was working a full-time job as a sound engineer when he decided to pursue his interest in audiobook narration. He had a great deal of recording studio experience doing voice-overs, commercials, and even a few local audiobook narrators. Coupled with his deep love of books, audiobook narration seemed a natural outgrowth of two loves….

Are You Making Room for Big Rocks?

Priorities determine how far we get in life. Imagine with me if you will, an empty glass jar. Next to it are three fist-sized rocks, river stones, pebbles, sand, and a cup of tea. The jar represents our day. If we pour into our jar a lot of sand, which represents all the small stuff,…

What Will You Learn by Doing the Hard Thing?

Talking with a friend over dinner recently, we reminisced about the days when we were fireballs. We were fearless and felt invincible. Hard things didn’t scare us. In my 20s if someone dared me to do something I did it mostly because they dared me. Not because I’d thought through all the possible repercussions. I’ve also…

Inspired Culture

Lately, my kitchen lately looks less like a place for dinner prep and more like a science lab. I blame it on my sister, Anita, who shared her recent health benefit discovery of cultured (fermented) foods. She shot over a recipe and after looking at it, I realized I had everything in my fridge to…