I Love Work

Imagine for a moment* that you have a dream. [*If you have to *imagine* you have a dream, you should really find yourself an *actual* dream!] Imagine that you feel excited about that dream. Imagine that attaining/accomplishing/becoming your dream would make you happy and satisfied and excited, and that it would give life meaning. Clearly, living your dream would be a good way to live. So why haven’t you reached your dream yet? Why haven’t…

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Afraid of Love

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Bobby who was afraid of being happy. “If I get too happy, I’ll smile all the time and my cheeks will get tired!” he explained. “You’re stupid,” said his sister, Mary, who was afraid of having too much money. “If I get too much money, I’ll have to decide where to spend it, and that will stress me out,” she explained. “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve…

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Roots vs. Wings

Have you ever had wanderlust? Have you glanced through all the stunningly exotic photos online or that your friends pin on Pinterest and wished you could go there? That’s what I have to say today: YOU CAN. GO! I once took a spontaneous trip to Taiwan where I taught English and learned Chinese. It lasted five months and ended with a three-week trip to Mainland China. That lasted four months. When I came home and…

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If you’re unhappy and you know it…

Do you ever wish life was happier? Yes? Well good news – your wish is about to come true! IF you cooperate, that is. Here’s the deal: life is many things. It’s hard. It’s short. It’s confusing. It’s also good, full of opportunities, and open to your input. What that means is that you have a lot more power over how your life turns out than you knew. For example, did you know that happiness is a choice? Yeah, okay,…

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Excellence

If you’re looking for something to love in this world, may I suggest EXCELLENCE? I’m not talking about perfectionism – loving only the so-called perfect and being unhappy and dissatisfied with anything less is a perfect way to make yourself unhappy. I’m talking about striving for something better than you’ve ever been. I’m talking about letting your mind & heart imagine what could be possible, then turning your vision into reality! Striving for excellence gives meaning and purpose to all you do and attracts like-minded people. Life becomes…

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ESAR Rappels 180′ Mammoth Wall

Here’s another rappelling video for your viewing pleasure. Notice how your stomach feels when the camera looks down that gigantic cliff face! This is the Utah County Explorer Post Search and Rescue Post. If you’re about 16-21, live in Utah County, want more adventure in your life, want to learn rescue skills, and sometimes get called out to assist the Sheriff Search and Rescue Team, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with…

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Backward Beauty

I met with several of my Utah Valley University students yesterday to go over their final papers, and several are promising to be very interesting and well written. One in particular, investigating the role beauty plays in our lives, got me thinking about an idea I’ve been working on, and I made the following video later that night when out for a walk.

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