NC Pond

Recalling the Things that Take You Home


I was cruising down a long and winding country road in North Carolina last week, and little did I know, I was driving home—even though I never lived there.

My early morning ride on Ferguson Road ...

The Glimpse Cover Shot

Last Day to Enter my Give Away for a Signed Copy ...


When you sign up for my email newsletter, PAUSE MORE. RUSH LESS., you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to WIN a signed paperback copy of my novel, THE GLIMPSE (or an EBook), plus a $20 ...

Shot of Marine Preparing Bodies for Burial

Thanking Our "Hidden Heroes"


Last week, a good friend of mine posted this photo on Facebook. It moved me. Before I read the story below the photo, I got the gist. The uniforms behind Staff Sgt. Miguel Deynes at Dover Air Force ...

Frustrated women at work

The Significance of Single Tasking


We live in a world of multitasking. There is so much to do the only way to get it all done is to do more than one thing at a time. In business, multi-tasking is rewarded—or revered, as a sacred tool ...

Girl on Bike

How to Find Pleasure in Anything


I found this concept intriguing, especially in the context of living a more fulfilling life. Just how do you find pleasure in anything? You don't have to teach kids how to do it. In fact, perhaps ...

Mark in the hills above Walnut Creek, CA

Living the Dream


Living the dream. How often have we heard those words? How often do we—mistakenly—assume the dream must be grandiose—or it isn’t a dream worth living?

What if living the dream is—well, simply living ...

Sunset on grassy beach

How to Live Your Life—Backwards


Few things will make you appreciate life more than writing a eulogy for someone you love. Last week, I was putting the finishing touches on a eulogy for my cousin, a prominent physician, husband, ...

Mount Suribachi

A Devotion to Duty


With the Fourth of July upon us, I wanted to share a reflection on the

men and women that served our nation in WWII—one man in particular.

Tom Brokaw calls them “The Greatest Generation;” the men ...

Male Author typing on PC

Life Lessons from an Author's Life (Managing Your ...

Your inner editor. If you’re an author, you have one. It’s that annoying little voice in your head that edits your work while you’re writing, instead of having the decency to wait until you’ve ...

Workplace Photo

How to Never Forget Who You Are (5 Bosses Who ...

Ever have a friend at work who later became your boss? What happens? Sure, the working relationship changes—but does the boss have to? I’m not talking about how reporting relationships or ...

Country Road Shot

How to Enjoy the Journey, Not Just the Destination

So much of life is lived at high speed—when it could be lived on cruise control. Ever wonder why that little option in your car is called “Cruise Control,” when it could just as accurately have been ...

Hands holding gift

Unintentional Gifts


(The Best Gifts are Often the Ones You Don't Know You're Giving)

You never see them coming. You didn’t ask for them. The giver hadn’t planned to give them. But there they are—unintentional gifts. ...