What Do I Do When Someone Is Crying?

When my mom died six and a half years ago, I somehow got the idea that I had to be strong for everyone else.  At the funeral, my brother and I delivered the eulogy to over a thousand people, and I didn’t allow myself to cry.  I was so worried that if I wasn’t this example of “strength” that everyone else would just fall apart. ...

Things aren’t always what they seem

I woke up this morning thinking about this photo and thinking about how sometimes what we see and believe is not always reality. When you look at this, you may be thinking, “Wow, he looks mad.”  If you knew we were less than 100 ft. away you may also be thinking, “I can’t believe you got so close to this angry lion.” The reality of the ...

Death Reminds Us Of Our Mortality

This past week my uncle, the oldest of five children and still only 67 years old, died while tending to his garden up in Washington state.  These sudden, unexpected deaths of people we love really remind us how precious life really is.  It is in these moments, we are forced to face our own mortality. Sometimes we forget that we don’t live forever.  We let ...

Simply Love Yourself.

This is the message I received loud and clear in the short book Love Yourself – Like Your Life Depends On It.  In just over 50 pages, the author Kamal Ravikant, was able to portray the importance of loving yourself and a plan to get you there.  I feel inspired, as I am constantly talking about self-love and often not practicing it myself.  If you ...