Finding Happiness

Where is that place where you most come alive? What are the senses that make you feel at peace? Who are you with when you laugh so hard it hurts? My friend Emily recently posted a photo of her answer and it got me thinking about my perfect place. I talk a lot to my […]

You Can Go Home Again

You know the saying, “It’s all just a little bit of history repeating“? For many – if not most of you – that is the feeling after spending more than a few days with your immediate family. We’ve all been there and as I stood in Midway Airport in Chicago writing the first part of […]


The Last Lecture

This book has been on my list for nearly two years – ever since I saw his hour-long “last lecture.” It’s a shame I will never meet the man. I was worried this was going to be a sad, I’m dying, kind of a book. Quite the contrary. It was uplifting. It was inspirational. In […]

FOCUS: Give Love! (v2n30)

This Week’s Lesson Be thankful for what you have; treasure your family. Tell the ones you love that you love them everyday. -Laurie G’s life lesson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Next week many families will gather to celebrate the things in their lives, the love around them and all the gifts they’ve received […]