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

Living the new NOW

March 31, 2020

Living in the COVID-19 era is, well, eerie.  It is day 14 in our prescribed 14-day national social distancing (March 30, 2020), with the President extending the social distancing guidelines thru April, with even stricter stay-at-home (shelter in place) guidelines for our state and county in Colorado.  I listened to a great podcast this week … Continue reading Living the new NOW

The Conundrum of FAITH

March 28, 2020

Guest Opinion that Appeared in Deseret News on March 7, 2020 One of today’s conundrums that people wrestle with is the topic of faith, religion, or spirituality.  The younger generations, who say they are “spiritual but not religious,” are finding their spirituality anywhere other than a traditional setting.  Much research has been done to find the reasoning behind … Continue reading The Conundrum of FAITH

Finding your purpose requires intention, self-direction

January 21, 2020

Guest Opinion that Appeared in Deseret News on January 5, 2020 Having hung up my “corporate spurs” a few years ago, I found myself without a company to lead and without a daily mantra to drive my purpose in life. Through the process of shifting my focus away from the corporate labyrinth, where admittedly my purpose was … Continue reading Finding your purpose requires intention, self-direction

Transform Yourself – Be a Seeker

November 15, 2019

I had an inkling to pay a visit to an old friend who I had not had occasion to visit for many moons.  I will call him “Sam.”  I arrived at his simple home.  He lives in an older area of town.  He repairs automobiles from his small garage at his home.  His profession has … Continue reading Transform Yourself – Be a Seeker

What About Vision?

August 27, 2019

It has been said that those without vision, perish.  To establish vision, or to create a future you can positively see yourself in, requires building a confidence in who you really are.  The process of homing in on your true identity is key. Establishing vision is also key to anyone’s success but is especially cogent … Continue reading What About Vision?

A Thankful Heart: Proven Solutions to Loosen the Grip of Anxiety and Depression

July 12, 2019

Sometimes I wonder if I am in the minority of humanity in being “nice,” as it doesn’t come as easily as I would like.  I have been taught well by parents, mentors, and leaders—so any propensity toward not being nice is squarely on my shoulders.  When I’m a jerk, I always know it and suffer … Continue reading A Thankful Heart: Proven Solutions to Loosen the Grip of Anxiety and Depression

Follow Your Instincts and Minimize Anxiety and Depression

May 29, 2019

It’s calving season on the ranch. Newborn calves are cared for by their mamma cows from the moment of birth. It’s a beautiful thing to see the mom licking and cleaning up her calf, and then watching the calf stand with shaky legs, nurse, then within thirty minutes run wherever mom goes. The draw to … Continue reading Follow Your Instincts and Minimize Anxiety and Depression

Tell Me a Story

April 12, 2019

It’s not just a Millennial or Gen X or Z dilemma; the art of story telling is fading as a sunrise in the west. Does it matter that many of us are losing the ability to communicate in other than texts or tweets? As an author, I study great writers in depth to glean some … Continue reading Tell Me a Story