Lunch Today in Laguna Beach

Have you ever been in one of your favorite restaurants, happily munching, when you hear a loud voice incessantly talking negative about other people? Today was that day. I should have moved, but I did not notice "the voice" until my food was delivered. I must have heard the word "narcissist" 25 … [Read more...]

World's Stongest Dad

Now this is courage on fire. I can only imagine, like the song says. What a vision of mutual love and respect. … [Read more...]

Courageous Woman Hikes the Appalachian Trail

This is a great story about a woman who had knee replacement surgery and within 1 year hiked the Appalachian Trail. … [Read more...]

The Gift of Giving

I have been noticing that people are much more receptive to giving lately. I enjoy watching Extreme Home Makeover and Oprah's Big Give. This may be a trend, hopefully one that is here to stay. I came across a video of Bill Clinton talking about the empowerment of giving, the gift of forgiveness, … [Read more...]

Great Article on Courage

A friend of mine sent me this great blog written by Steve Pavlina. In his blog he talks about living life courageously. Most people think courage is reserved for heroes, but in reality it is for everyone. I agree with what Steve says, I also believe we are all heroes in everyday life. The article … [Read more...]

Dr. Randy Pausch with Diane Sawyer

This amazing video with Dr. Randy Pausch is a moving live story told to Diane Sawyer. I loved the message he is conveying to people and a legacy he is leaving his children, as a blueprint to live by. We can all learn from Dr. Pausch and his valuable life lessons he so graciously shares. … [Read more...]

How My Story Launched This Website

Imagine this, over a 6 year period, I lost my 21 year old son, my unborn baby girl in my 8th month of pregnancy, 2 brothers to AIDS, and my father. I could have given up, felt sorry for myself, made it about me, instead I asked myself what each one of them would have wanted for me, and that was to … [Read more...]

The Amazing Last Lecture of Randy Pausch

Dr. Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Last September (2007) he gave his last lecture. This is a tradition among College Professors - giving your last lecture as though you were dying.The rub is, Dr Randy Pausch, is in all likelihood dying. He is battling pancreatic cancer. … [Read more...]

My Favorite Books

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