The Power of Positivity

Talking to strangers is something I have never been good at doing. Perhaps it has come from bad airline conversations or super-awkward moments on the subways here in New York City, but I usually refrain from longer than “hello” conversations with people I don’t know. All that began to change as I took my trip […]

Kindness Heals

In this world, no matter your culture, your language, your faith, your career and anything else that is a part of your life, I argue there are a few commonalities between all humans. We all love. We all want to be loved. But we are all also battling something. For some people, it is love […]

FOCUS: Determine Your Happiness!

Selected Life Lesson Your attitude determines your happiness. You can choose to be happy. You can chose to be healthy. -Allyson M’s Life Lesson from Iowa City, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Not a day goes by where I don’t think about happiness. What will really make me happy in life? What food will make me happy? […]

Values Beat LUV’s Bottom Line

For the past three years, I have been a proud stock-holder of Southwest Airlines’ stock, better known as LUV. I don’t know of any other company that doesn’t use a part of their name as a part of their stock ticker symbol. But more importantly, uses an acronym that represents their company culture and values. […]

FOCUS: Family First!

Selected Life Lesson Never put your job before your family. -Tyneal H’s Life Lesson from Vinton, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Working in New York City over the past 13 months has taught me a few things. First, time is precious. Second, food is delicious. Third, family and friends are the most valuable people in the world. […]