What the #?! is An Appreciation Feast and Why It Matters

When I was thinking of a story I wanted to share that would really illustrate why the Appreciation Feast is so powerful and life changing, I remembered a story I had read about a US soldier who carried in his pocket a worn, brown piece of paper. On that paper was a bunch of childrens' …

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The Surprising Power of Morning Rituals

  Behind the greatness of men and women throughout history, is this secret: The Daily Ritual.   Not only did Beethoven meticulously count out 60 coffee beans for his morning brew. Mason Currey in his book, Daily Rituals, quoted this unusual daily ritual that helped Beethoven get into the mindset of composing: ...He would stand in …

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Obstacle Planning 101

There I was sitting at the edge of the runway, watching my student pilot make her first attempt at a solo landing. It took a lot of mindset and skill set training to get her to that day, and I was a little nervous watching her come in on final approach for the first time. …

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You Gotta Give It – Part Deux

I got an email this week that invited me to try some new software to take my blog posts and create short videos of the content. I was pretty excited by the results and wanted to share with you one of my recent posts in a video format. So cool. Check it out and see …

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You Gotta Give It

Sex and chocolate. Yum. Did I get your attention? A study conducted by William Harbaugh and his colleagues at the University of Oregon found that when we give, the pleasure centers of our brain - the area that sends lovely warm and fuzzy feelings through our body - light up and do their happy dance. …

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