Tag Archive for Inspiration – Personal Growth

One reason I love life (but the point where my grace ends)

Image credit One of the many reasons I love life is the unexpected synchronicity that happens all the time…. Driving traffic-clogged I-4 at 6:50 this morning to get to the YMCA prayer breakfast, I responded (okay, yelled) at the radio because a well-spoken but clearly wrong (by the discrimination yardstick) Baptist Minister explained to the radio host why his speech should…

My friend: Ironman athlete’s journey with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Image: Courtesy of Joy Von Werder and Oviedo-Winter Springs Life magazine. I wrote the following article about my friend Joy because I’m awed by her athleticism and courage, and because she wants to use her story to help raise awareness for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.  CMT is the most commonly inherited neuromuscular disorder in the world. Joy is a premier athlete, a…

Connecticut tragedy – where to look for hope

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles – view portfolio “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that…

New and improved: What’s interrupting YOUR joy?

I’m not one for making lists of resolutions because I think if you want to change, today is as good a time as any. But, when January 1st nears it’s ingrained to think about resolutions, to use the date as our deadline to get going, or at least start simmering ideas for what to improve, change, add, drop or enhance.…

Triple amputee Ironman: journey and humility inspires

Regardless of our differences, shared stories leap across our muddy rivers of misunderstanding and meet in streams of friendship ~ Laura Rajesh Durbal’s website – Live-free.net A couple years ago I heard an extraordinary young man share his message in a non-extraordinary way, that is with humble tones tucked inside a truly remarkable story. Rajesh Durbal, the world’s first triple…

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