Tag Archives: Motivation

Don’t Wait to do Your Dreams

I have wanted to come here for a long time. Finally today I did. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is the one memorial that I could feel even through the television. Chairs in golden hues stand together but … Continue reading

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Not Just Dance

A diamond in the rough, a New Mexico school of dance is also a school of thought, turning out dancers with a can-do mindset and a skillset to match.                            … Continue reading

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Hats Off

When I stepped inside Goorin Bros. Hat Shop in Chicago, there were hats on every table and every shelf — fedoras and flatcaps, baseball and bowlers. There, I met Tanya Jaramilla, and not unlike the establishment itself, she wears many … Continue reading

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Designing a New Future

Do you feel like you can exhale? “Noooooo, not yet,” is the quick reply from Justin Hughes. “Not yet.” Sitting on the floor of a Chicago gym surrounded by a forest of heavy bags, he is smiling and energized after … Continue reading

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Five Minutes

The idea of practicing anything for “just five minutes a day” must have been born in the shadow of the procrastination that impacts so many lives. The five minute message is pretty ubiquitous if you start to listen for it. … Continue reading

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Work of Art

This morning on the hiking trail, I saw a girl whose t-shirt read: WORK OF ART. I smiled at her and then to myself. That little message contains a lot: moxy, strength, humor. What if we approached each day with … Continue reading

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Where Growth Happens

Until recently, I had never really sat to meditate in my life. A long believer in “action meditation”, I find martial arts and running and hiking meditative. The thought of sitting cross-legged on the floor, pond-still, for any length of … Continue reading

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