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A New Look at New Year's Resolutions

My challenge to you is to set a 2020 goal and map out the monthly results. This gives us a better scoreboard to check progress. It also keeps us accountable starting right away in January, in addition to providing more on-ramps throughout the year for getting back on track if we miss a month or two. Achievement doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor or some grand plan that’s ruined by the first inevitable pitfall.

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Attitude of Gratitude

As I sit here today at our office, there is one feeling that is far and above all of the others that I have experienced since that November afternoon in 2017. It is the feeling of GRATITUDE.

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Writing the Unthinkable: What I Learned in Seven Hours with Lynda Barry

In her “Writing the Unthinkable” workshops, Lynda Barry teaches drawing without the aim of creating anything that could be judged on its artistic merit. Instead, she teaches people of all professions and backgrounds how to harness the visual part of their brains to get out of creative ruts, solve problems, and circumvent that pesky internal editor we all have in order to write and think freely and solve problems we might not immediately think of as “creative” problems.

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Perspective

As the days turn into weeks and weeks into months, it seems as though our lives move at an increasingly crazy and frenetic pace. We pinball from work to home to kid’s sports and activities to errands to any other of the dozen things we try to pack into a 24 hour period.

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Thankful For My Freedom

Every year I get really excited for my birthday because it almost always falls on Memorial Day weekend. As a child I could look forward to a 3-day weekend filled with fun, family and the single most important day in any summer...the first pool day! But I also learned that there are hundreds of thousands who have lost their lives in service to our country, protecting the freedoms that we as citizens of the United States experience every day. They paid the ultimate sacrifice and it only seems fitting that we take a day to remember and celebrate their selflessness.

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