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Dr. Michael Gervais

Optimism vs. Joy

What’s the difference between optimism and joy? That was a question I was asked on the fantastic podcast Finding Mastery hosted by Dr. Michael Gervais, a performance psychologist who has worked with everyone from Olympians to Fortune 100 CEOs. So… what is the difference between optimism and joy? I believe Optimism is a choice ~ and Joy is a byproduct of that choice. Basically, I …

Life Skills

Learning from Google & Norway

After each horrific tragedy in the United States, inevitably a conversation swirls around the decay of our culture. Perhaps our drive to be number one, which has made us a global leader for over a century, has been at the unintentional cost of our humanity’s spirit. Look no further than the XXIII Winter Olympics Games, which just wrapped up. Norway, a country with roughly the …

1.1.18

January 1, 2018

The start of a New Year. What would you do today if you were told by a higher power that by December 31, 2018 you will be living that dream if you went after it? I haven’t heard any divine guarantee, but I’ve decided to step it up a notch. I’m excited to adjust my periscope on my Big Bold Dreams. I’m making this the …

Social Hope

The Good In Social Media

The reason I enjoy social media is because of all of the inspiring posts. My phone is filled with screen shots of posts that ignite something positive in me. One hundred percent of the time I think, “Dang it, I wish I would have said that.” People’s innovative and poetic ways of thinking and sharing inspiring things always amazes me. The latest post that has …

Pack and Burn

What to Pack When the World Burns

Less than a week ago the hills around my home were on fire. On Wednesday we were told to prepare to evacuate. With ALL that is going on in our world, and most recently with the Southern California fires, I keep hearing the Hamilton song “A World turned Upside Down”—yes, I continue to be obsessed. I’ve never before experienced having a fire so close to …