Pull Off The Labels

by Lance Ekum

Today I have a special guest with us.  Please help me welcome Nadia Ballas-Ruta, writer  from the Happy Lotus.  I’ve just recently had the opportunity to connect with Nadia, and read some of her amazing writing.  Nadia is a very passionate writer, and I think you’ll feel that in the words below, in what she […]

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The Destination

by Lance Ekum

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber I am recently back from several days away on a family vacation.  For us, this was a time to get away from the northern climate we live in, and enjoy some sun and warmth in more southern locales.  And this ended […]

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Promises

by Lance Ekum

I’m still away on vacation (this is too much fun!).  Today we have another very special guest with us.  Please help me welcome someone who always puts a smile on my face, Julie from Random Meanderings.  Julie shares words that are spoken from the heart, always, and it’s a place I visit to be renewed […]

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Bold Compassion in The Jungle of Life

by Lance Ekum

I’ve stepped away from the computer, and from all my normal daily activities, basking in some fun vacation time with my family.  In my absence, today we have a very giving and wonderful guest with us.  Please help me welcome Tess from The Bold Life.  Tess embodies the word bold – in so many positive […]

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And Practice Will Go On

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: on2wheelz “Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” ~ Martha Graham, American dancer A new season begins.  Spring soccer.  And that means early April practices.  Games to follow shortly. […]

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Money Does Grow On Trees

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: Per Ola Wiberg (Powi) “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” ~ Maya Angelou See that tree?  Majestic, isn’t it!  From years of growth […]

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Be Yourself, Share Freely

by Lance Ekum

Today I have another special guest with us.  Please help me welcome Amanda Linehan from Look Far – Using Self Awareness To Create The Life You Want.  Amanda and I go way back.  Well, at least way back in our blogging years (or months, more appropriately)!  She was one of the early commenters on my […]

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Lessons From The Mountain

by Lance Ekum

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~ Edmund Hillary Mount Rainier, Summer 2008 This morning I was transported back to a moment in time last summer, from our visit to Mount Rainier, in Washington state.  This picture, my desktop background, jumped out at me.  A reminder of our summer vacation, and even […]

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Getting The Helm Back When You’re Overwhelmed

by Lance Ekum

Today, it is an honor to have Stephanie Quilao as our guest writer.  Stephanie is the voice behind Back In Skinny Jeans, the wildly popular blog all about wellness on many different levels – with an emphasis on emotional wellness as a route toward a healthier body.  She is a ray of sunshine and a […]

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Prepare!

by Lance Ekum

photo credit: kaibara87 “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax” ~ Abraham Lincoln Prepare: to make ready beforehand for some purpose, use, or activity Athletes do it.  Sports teams do it.  Airline pilots do it.  Professional speakers do it. Musicians do it.  Event planners do […]

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