Process Over Product – The Truth About Success

Let me start this post with a math problem. Wait! Don’t click away so fast. I hate math too but bear with me for just a moment. I promise it will be worth it. Think of some possible solutions for the following equation: (______ + ______ – _______) x ______ = 100 The truth is […]

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2 Questions that Cure Depression

I know that I am going to get some angry comments on this one. I get the most “hate mail” when I write posts about depression and creating happiness. It’s okay. I completely understand. It is a very difficult topic and there are many forms of depression. Some are self-induced, some come from hardships in […]

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Hemiparesis After Stroke or TBI

Home Care and Safety, associated conditions, problem areas, treatment options, behavioral, emotional consequences, realistic goals, future expectations, resources, brain training and safety practices, Rehabilitation exercises, are covered. Provided for readers is a safety checklist that is so helpful in setting up a safe environment at home and throughout daily activity. Understanding conditions with safety, care, […]

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Make a Difference Every Day!

Recently I was able to be a part of an amazing group of people who traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide dental care for people in need. Every time I participate in one of these trips, I always feel like the people I am serving are having a bigger impact on my life than […]

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Thinking Like Siri – A Better Way to Get Through Life

Photo courtesy of Navigon A few years ago my wife and I took a trip to Costa Rica. Upon arrival we rented a car and headed out to our first destination which was a few hours away. I had a map so I figured I’d be in great shape. About 20 minutes into the drive […]

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Stop Staring at Phelps! 4 Ways to Avoid Losing at Life

I love the Olympics because there are always so many amazing stories of dedication, perseverance, and sportsmanship. The recent Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were no exception. But one of the best life lessons I observed this year was not an example of any of the noble qualities listed above. This life lesson comes from […]

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Building Your House Brick by Brick

What would you be willing to sacrifice now to build something that would vastly improve your future? How long would you have the patience to prepare before you saw any results? I recently spent 10 days in the Dominican Republic doing dental work for impoverished people with no access to care. While I was there […]

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A Letter to My Son About Failure

Hey buddy, I can still picture the excitement on your face when I came to pick you up from your karate lesson tonight. “Get your phone ready, I’m going to break a brick!” you said. I admit, on the inside I was a little worried that you wouldn’t be able to do it, but you’ve surprised […]

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The Truth Behind Talent

A few months ago I grabbed my camera gear and drove out to a lake near my home in Arizona to try and get a picture of a shooting star. It was a beautiful night and at about 2:15 AM I saw this one streak across the northern sky just at the time my camera […]

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The Statue Trapped in Stone

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo Sculpting has been around for thousands of years. For most of its history, the sculpting process started with an artisan thinking of an image he wanted to create and then beating, hammering, chiseling, […]

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