The One Thing You Need For Growth

In our quest to become the best we can be, growth is inevitable. The thing is growth is hard. Change is hard. We want it, but we don’t want to have to do anything to make it happen. That requires work. Hard work that well, is just hard. So, if you are anything like me,…

Practice seeing the good

We hear often to look for the good when things go wrong. Depending on the situation this can be very difficult. So, why wait for a hard situation? Start looking for proof in the little day to day irritants. You know, getting stuck in traffic on a day you have a presentation to give. The…

Encore

Recently I have been interviewed and asked for input on my hug story by two large media outlets. As I was reviewing what I wanted to say in the short time I had available I realized a few things. One, it has been almost 2 years since my year of hugs ended and people are…

Lessons From Friends

I hope you all have that friend. You know the one you spend hours talking to ruminating on life. I speak with mine only about twice a year, but we both always walk away knowing that we understand more about life because of what we have learned from each other. We are both natural peacemakers.…

Love and Anger

1 New Hug (1 Kroger employee) See these photos? The first is evidence that I broke one of our kitchen drawers and am currently working on fixing it. The second is a hole I made in my wall. I¬†would love to say that they were accidents, but I shamefully admit I damaged my house out…

Dreamland

2 New Hugs (2 O2 Fitness childcare employees) I began to write this post last night, but didn’t feel I had a lot to say so I waited. Now I know why. I had the BEST dream last night and just have to share it with you. It was kind of crazy as all dreams…