Posted in July 2018

find your tribe

Want to build a tribe, a group of committed people interested in something meaningful for you and for them?  How many people does it take to build a tribe? The good thing about it is that YOU get to set that number.  Today is a bonus, since I will include two of my favorite articles … Continue reading

teens feeling good about self

My youngest daughter Bethany leaves for Georgia tomorrow (Saturday).  As I reflect on our time together, I’m admire her for being such a great young person!  She’s inspiring me to improve and grow to be my best self every day! Want five strategies to help teens feel good about themselves?  Here’s a great article to … Continue reading

10 habits to change

While you’re busy creating/developing your daily routine to incorporate practices to change your life, here’s an opportunity to also think about the habits you have that aren’t supporting your growth. Today’s article addresses 10 habits that could dramatically change your life.  What if you were able to change just one?  How much could that change … Continue reading

happy secret to better work

Today’s post is one of my favorite TED Talks of all time.  If you are looking for strategies to increase your happiness at work, this talk provides you with five strategies.  In fact, we use the strategies in this video in our HHS135: Redesign a Life You’ll Love course for ideas for students to develop … Continue reading

10 steps to achieve goals

If you asked me what I REALLY want for my life, what would I say?  Is there ONE Wildly Important Goal (WIG) that is most important to me right now? Yes, yes, YES!  My WIG right now is to create a Life Design Institute – hopefully on my campus.  I know it’s a difficult process, … Continue reading

children we mean to raise

As I prepare to speak to 100+ Latino students, I think about the ONE message I want them to embrace once we are done.  And I keep coming back to this: Serve Profoundly. My youngest daughter Bethany is here this week for a visit.   On our drive back to North Carolina (from Georgia), I asked … Continue reading

curiousity-driven life

Another one of my favorite videos…but one AGAINST passion. Instead of search for passion, how about being curious?  Elizabeth Gilbert shows us the way. Check out her talk here: “The Flight of the Hummingbird: The Curiosity-Driven Life” – Love her wisdom.  And for her, an interesting turn of events in her life shortly after this … Continue reading

20 life lessons

I’m going through saved bookmarks on great articles and came across this great article on life lessons, different than the one posted a few weeks ago. “20 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago” – Imagine what life would be like if we could work on/change one of these a month?  Even … Continue reading

purpose and teens

I’ve been asked to give a presentation to a group of incoming first-year Latino students on Tuesday.  My presentation is focused on the connection between purpose and major/career (and I would add “calling”).  As I gather my resources together to get them to look at their educational experience in a different way, I was drawn … Continue reading

be the change

Great workout this morning – especially with great songs like this! Here’s another inspirational song for the day (with lyrics): Be the Change: Britt Nicole (video link: I’ve been staring at the world, waiting I’ve been looking for a change lately All the trouble and all the pain we’re facing Someone gotta be the … Continue reading