What are you assuming?

Earlier this year my wife, Rosie, left a career she’d been building for 31+ years. She was an engineering supervisor and, by all accounts, very good at what she did. The job had become very stressful, and she chose to live her life on her terms over continuing...

Taking time to notice

There are times in my life that I find myself rushing from one thing to the next. It’s almost as if I’m associating my self-worth with my ability to be busy all the time. Lately, thanks to business being good, I find I’m in that mode of busyness a lot. The problem is,...

Make every breath count

Lately, you may have sensed I have been asking some pretty deep questions about life, myself and the world around me. I never used to dig so deep as it can be an uncomfortable place to look. However, a couple of years ago I started a journey which has me clearly on a...

Tomorrow is not guaranteed

As 2017 will soon be here, I find myself reflecting on 2016, and what has changed in my life. For this past year, I’ve been in the CTI Leadership program, and I find myself looking at life, love and time very differently than I did a year ago. Much of it is hard...

Nothing to prove

A couple weeks ago I did something I could not have imagined even a few months ago. What’s more, you will find it on my left forearm. In other words, short of wearing long sleeve shirts all the time, it’s hard to hide it. However, I don’t want to...

Just breathe

Yesterday morning I woke up at about 2:45am. It doesn’t happen often, and when it does I can usually get back to sleep at least for a short while. However, in this case, I felt a kind of heaviness in the air. It was odd, as usually I only hear quiet of the...