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Celebrating Flo Davis

August 5, 2012
Celebrating Flo Davis

My Grandma (Nanny) passed away on Monday at the age of 94. We will certainly miss her dearly, but she really lived an amazing life. And this week I found myself feeling very bittersweet about her death. Nanny was a beautiful lady as you can see in her picture above with my grandfather. They were […]

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What is your Lollipop Moment?

May 20, 2012
What is your Lollipop Moment?

One of my all time favorite TED videos is Drew Dudley’s speech on “Everyday Leadership.” The title doesn’t really tell the full story about the video, and you may be wondering about the meaning of a lollipop moment… (source) Sometimes we think it takes an important title or some huge world changing act to be […]

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An update from Brooks

April 1, 2012
An update from Brooks

Well back by popular demand is another post from my Labrador, Brooks. A lot of people were a little concerned for him when I downsized from 1700 to 700 sq ft. How would he handle it and is he doing ok? Amazingly enough, he was able to type another post below.  Enjoy.  Hey guys, its […]

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Could downsizing create more happiness?

March 11, 2012
Could downsizing create more happiness?

So I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how I recently moved and promised to follow-up on why.  For six years, I lived in a house I loved in the Sedgefield area of Charlotte.  I had renovated several parts of the house and even rebuilt the deck with several close friends. I was […]

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Taking Stock with My Blog

January 17, 2012
Taking Stock with My Blog

Well it has been several months now that I started the blog.  A few people asked recently how it was all going, so I thought I would take time to reflect. In short, I am loving it.  The information I have been writing about is very meaningful to me, so it is therapeutic to share […]

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The Ripple Effect of Compassion

November 21, 2011
The Ripple Effect of Compassion

Have you ever had a moment when your connection to a total stranger made a meaningful impact and you didn’t even realize it was happening? One of my favorite examples comes from a story I heard from Tim Sanders this past summer. Tim is an amazing speaker, and he spoke about how a sales conference at Timberland gave rise to one […]

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A Guest Post from a Dog?

November 7, 2011
A Guest Post from a Dog?

So I thought I would change things up a bit and invite my Labrador, Brooks, to write the first guest post. Yes, I am way over the top about my dog. However, Brooks has been a huge part of my life over the last 4.5 years.  He keeps me balanced and brings endless laughter, love […]

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Happiness Delivered

October 30, 2011
Happiness Delivered

Ever heard of Zappos? Just an online shoe company right? As Lee Corso would say, “not so fast my friend.” In 2009, I read “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, ” and it changed my life. The book is written by their CEO, Tony Hsieh, who stumbled upon an incredible 1 + 1 […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Inspiration

October 23, 2011
Healthy Lifestyle Inspiration

Have you ever had that moment where you stumble onto a perspective that makes everything feel right?  Something that all of a sudden makes somewhat difficult tasks seem easy?  My grandfather helped me find this perspective when I started to make some sustainable changes to my eating and exercise habits.  We called him “Poppy,” and […]

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