Sponsor a Dancer!!!

I’ve known Bridger Barksdale all his life. I am *awed* at his dedication to his pursuits and the *excellence* he achieves in them. I produced this video to show off some of his inspiring skills, and to help him raise money to attend the Bolshoi Theater’s summer intensive program in New York this summer, where he was awarded a 90% scholarship when he tried out at the Grand Prix in Denver this winter. His family…

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Happy Thanksgiving + Merry Christmas!

What I am grateful for today (among other things) is that I finally finished writing the last book in my Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas series! The Art of Heart  finally wraps up the trilogy with the most exciting book yet. Click any of the books above to view them on Amazon.com and click the book image there to read the first dozen chapters or so and see if you get hooked by the…

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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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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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Our Bright Technological Future

Want to get excited about the future? Watch this awesome talk by X Prize’s Peter Diamandis showing how rapidly we’re solving many of our world’s greatest problems. Here at the University of Life, we have a parallel vision. We’re working to build a wealth of information resources to help visitors learn many of life’s most important lessons. And while innovators and researchers reveal new technologies that will transform our external lives, our vision primarily centers…

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Vulnerability

“Connection is why we’re here. It’s what makes life meaningful.” Brene Brown’s research exposed shame as what unravels connection, and a six-year project brought her to a life-shattering fact – defeating shame through a strong sense of love and belonging requires the courage to be imperfect, authentic connection, a full embrace of vulnerability, and letting go of control. But Brene liked control, so her discovery led to a significant breakdown. You’ll enjoy her entertaining and…

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