A Lot Can Happen in a Year: 2014 + Announcements + Best Posts of the Year

A lot can happen in a year

The coming of the New Year is always a weird time for me.  For most of the year, I try to be in the present and concentrate on what I’m working on.  But this time of year I tend to focus on all the things I’ve done and what plans lay ahead. It never seems […]

The Starving Homeless Cat and Lessons on Making the World a Better Place

The Starving Homeless Cat

When I was living in Morocco, I saw stray cats everywhere. Often hissing and scratching whenever anyone came near, they were angry and filthy. People kept their distance. Moving to Houston, I was confronted with a similar problem. While nowhere near as bad as Morocco, there were a few feral cats in my neighborhood. One […]

6 Tips to Do Crazy Things that Scare You

Do Something Crazy

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt When I was a little boy, I was afraid of just about everything. Too shy to make many friends, I kept my social circle small. I shunned change and risk-taking; the thought of doing something crazy like traveling to another country didn’t appeal to […]

6 Things Everyone Hates But Should Actually Be Thankful For

Things Everyone Hates But Should Be Grateful

Over the years, gratitude has been getting a lot of attention. As well it should. Counting our blessings has been shown in studies to improve health, mood and mental well-being. The benefits seem endless. Making lists of what you’re thankful for is therapeutic because we can focus on the good and forget about the bad. […]

The First Step to Being Powerful

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Dating back to 1400 B.C., the Oracle of Delphi was one of the most important places in all of Greece. It was a strange and mystical place. The oracle was said to be connected to Apollo and had the wisdom of the gods. When a king or nobleman wanted to expand their power, they turned […]

This Incredible Story Will Make You Rethink Impossible

Rethink Impossible

Sometimes a story comes around that is so inspiring that it makes you question just what you’re actually capable of accomplishing in your own life. This is one of those stories… In 1984, Augusto and Michaela Odone took their six year old son to a doctor because he was stumbling, becoming bad-tempered and not feeling […]

8 Powerful Beliefs of People Who Reach Their Full Potential

Powerful Beliefs

There’s something compelling about underdog stories. You know the ones I’m talking about. The hero of the story is faced with a challenging obstacle or sinister threat and needs to dig down, deep inside to discover inner strengths and attain new heights. It’s like Rocky who works harder and harder to defeat superior opponents or […]