Everyone Has Something to Say – The Key is to Rethink

April 1, 2021

In a world of many voices, many of them on high octane, it seems the silent space between dialogue no longer exists. You know, that space where you actually ponder to consider another’s opinion before defending your own? That space.  We live in a precarious culture, with a cry for diversity of opinion and a … Continue reading Everyone Has Something to Say – The Key is to Rethink

Replace Cancel Culture with Forgiveness Culture

February 17, 2021

Originally appeared in Deseret News on February 9, 2021 Unity and trust cannot exist without forgiveness.  If “unity” is a new buzz phrase to create a sense of peace and bridge gaps of misunderstanding, it cannot succeed without forgiveness. Martin Luther King said, “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of … Continue reading Replace Cancel Culture with Forgiveness Culture

Bring in Other Voices

February 2, 2021

With all the turmoil in our country and the world at large, it is sometimes difficult to find our voice and really understand where we fit in—to discover our place in the universe and how we make a contribution in it.  What we thought was, now isn’t.  What wasn’t, now is.  How do we discover … Continue reading Bring in Other Voices

Give Life a Chance – Part two of a personal reflection on suicidal ideation

December 15, 2020

In a previous article I reported that despite all of my research and writing about anxiety, depression, and related issues that affect so many, it wasn’t enough to save my 39-year-old son from succumbing to these demons and taking his own life.  Skyler died in August, but he continues to live within us. I have … Continue reading Give Life a Chance – Part two of a personal reflection on suicidal ideation

The Blessings of True Friendship

December 7, 2020

“Today we are faced with the pre-eminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 11, 1945– I learned the true value of friendship from our son Skyler who had many friends over the years—I don’t know of anyone who knew Skyler who didn’t … Continue reading The Blessings of True Friendship

Give Life a Chance – A Personal Reflection on Suicidal Ideation

October 11, 2020

For several years I have been doing research and writing about anxiety and depression and related issues that affect a large percentage of our populous.  These issues have had an especially profound impact on the rising generations.  Our teens and 20 to 30-somethings, who are trying to redefine real purpose, wholeness, and well-being in their … Continue reading Give Life a Chance – A Personal Reflection on Suicidal Ideation

Life as a Journey

October 1, 2020

Guest Post by Rabbi John Crites-Borak Launching Leaders Worldwide Advisory Council Certain words and phrases come to mind when I think about Launching Leaders: personal development, leadership, faith, values, planning, progress, purpose, fulfillment, success, joy. Each addresses an individual aspect of the Launching Leaders program linked by—and contained in—a larger concept I think of as … Continue reading Life as a Journey

COVID Road Trip

August 6, 2020

I’ve always loved a road trip. In the age of COVID, they are becoming the best way to escape for a little while; gas is cheap and personal time is more abundant—or at least less “directed” for most of us. With that in mind, I volunteered to help a good friend (who is moving to … Continue reading COVID Road Trip

In an age of cancel culture, our task is to create a ‘context culture’

July 3, 2020

This article was originally published in Deseret News on June 28, 2020. In a world that has been anxious over COVID-19, the economy, and now cries for equality and social justice, where can we find hope for a more a more positive culture of diversity, equality, and health? What can we do to alleviate the … Continue reading In an age of cancel culture, our task is to create a ‘context culture’

I Hear the Ocean

May 4, 2020

For a few years, my wife has struggled to get a good night’s sleep, often waking up with a headache. Diagnosed recently with severe sleep apnea, she sometimes stops breathing and wakes up gasping, which scares the heck out of me. Recently she received relief. For a few hours at night now, she goes to … Continue reading I Hear the Ocean