I Wish I Could Do That!

Is there something you always wished you could do?  When I was kid, I wanted to fly.  Not an airplane.  Actually fly.  Like Mary Poppins or Superman.  I tried taking my umbrella outside in the wind and leaping off the neighbor’s embankment.  I even convinced some other kids to try it with me.

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But no matter how windy it was, and no matter how hard we tried, we were never able to fly.

Episode #046 – 3 Life Lessons From Tragedy and a Silly Facebook Post

Have you ever had a day when a real tragedy was juxtaposed with something made out to “look” like a tragedy?  That happened to me the other day.  It reminded me of what’s truly important in life and how often we forget.

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The Honey’s Home!

When I was married to Jerry, one of my favorite times of the day was coming home from work.  I would pull into the garage, get out of my car, and open the mudroom door.

(c) Kathleen Thompson

(c) Kathleen Thompson

As I approached the kitchen door, I could hear Jerry exclaiming, “The Honey’s home!!”

Today Is Your Independence Day

When I woke up Monday morning, on our country’s 240th birthday, I was thinking about our Founding Fathers. I thought about their ideals, their willingness to sacrifice, and their commitment through difficult times.

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And I realized that I have embarked on a somewhat similar mission – though not anywhere near the scale of founding the USA. 

Episode 045 – Saturday Night’s Alright

Whether you’ve been widowed, divorced, or experienced some other loss in your life, the book Saturday Night Widows has something to teach you about what it means to be shaken up, spit out, and come back to life.  Not the same life.  An entirely new life built from the wreckage of the old.

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Episode 044 – The Fred Factor: Turning an Unnoticed Job Into Art

Have you ever known someone so good at what they did it was like watching an artist?  Even when the thing they did would normally be considered unnoticeable?  Listen to Mark Sanborn’s description of his former postal carrier Fred, and learn how you can be a Fred – whatever you do.

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Do the Hustle – NOT!

What do you do when you feel called to do something, when something is burning in your heart, and you work like crazy…and then it isn’t working?  At least the way you think it should?  What do you do when you’re weary and discouraged, and begin to question yourself?  What do you do?

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Do you press harder?  Voice your doubts?  Change something?  Quit? 

Episode 043 – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud

You’ve heard the expression, good fences make good neighbors.  What is it about those fences that helps keep the relationship with our neighbors good? On this episode we explore the benefits of boundaries as we talk about Boundaries by Henry Cloud.

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