caution-under-constructionAs an upbeat person, I usually enjoy encouraging and empowering others and in most cases, I choose to give people the benefit of the doubt when they are in a pinch and try to help them out of a slump. We all have those friends on Facebook, Twitter, and life in general who are constant complainers and whiners. I try to make it a habit to avoid going down that rabbit run because it rarely leads to a productive conversation.

I don’t view this post as whining as much as just a life update. Right now I am doing some introspection and healing. I am not asking for your sympathy or concern, I am going to be fine, but I am tired of helping other people. I suppose I should clarify that last statement. I like helping folks, I enjoy building up a person’s confidence, I want to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, but I am worn out.

Yeah, people can be jerks, and life is certainly unfair, but true happiness will NEVER be found in our circumstances. It can only be found when we find an internal peace on the inside no matter what hand life has dealt us. It’s been said that misery loves company, but that is not the crowd I want to hangout with. I’m a red-meat eater (easy my vegan friends, it’s just a figurative way of saying I like to own my turf). I want to live life to the fullest and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities around me, but I need some time to recharge. Stephen Covey talks about sharpening the saw… and that is exactly what I am doing.

I have not produced a motivational video in a couple of months and I don’t know when I will start back up, but they will return, when I am ready. I am not discouraged per-se, but neither am I encouraged. There are a lot of great places to find inspiration and I strongly urge you to pursue some form of optimism. Avoid despair and most importantly, be kind to people. Right now, you may want to give me a wider berth than usual, I may be a little less patient, a little more agitated, and lot less-likely to volunteer to help than my normal chipper self. Don’t take it personal; it’s kind of like me hanging out a bulletin for my life right now that says, “Please be patient with our construction while we re-model. You’re going to love it when it’s done, but observe the CAUTION-STAY BACK warning signs.”

Peace and Love!




Are you caught up in political insanity? Is the news bringing you down? Stop lashing out at people and show a little love and kindness. It is never wrong to do the right thing.


#BlackLivesMatter, Terrorist Attacks In France, and Starfish

I have wanted to do a video blog for a while, and this seemed like the perfect jumping off place, even if it is out of my comfort zone. #BlackLivesMatter, terrorist attacks, and starving people in Africa. What can we actually do about all the problems in the world? Syrian refugees, assassinated police officers, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump all have been in the national news headlines and cause fear and unrest, is there a solution? Here is a simple story about a boy and a starfish that helps me put everything in place.