Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. – Naval Ravikant

Family

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.

Serenity Prayer
Health

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

Mahatma Gandhi

Life

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing. 

Seneca

A letter to my children….

Your greatest challenge and my greatest hope for you is this – Find Your One!  It will not be easy.  You will make mistakes.  You will get frustrated.  You probably will get hurt.   You may even hurt others (never do it intentionally, it is not worth it).  There is no rush.  Any sense that you … Continue reading A letter to my children….

Contradictions

It’s December 23rd. Just two days until Christmas. The younger kids are all very excited. My wife and I are very excited to see Christmas through our 3-year-old’s eyes. She has been counting down the days and can’t wait for Santa to come. Excitement is just one of many feelings for my wife and I … Continue reading Contradictions

Parenting Disability

It was supposed to be peaceful Saturday. Almost Christmas. Not much left to do thanks to my amazing wife. We looked forward to a simple day. Time together, hanging out on the couch. A welcome and rare thing for us. That’s part of the deal when you have seven kids, not much downtime typically. We … Continue reading Parenting Disability

Parenting in a FAS World

It’s been a long time since I posted about our life parenting two kids with FAS and one with severe trauma. Honestly, I was simply wore out. I didn’t have the energy to write about it or even think too much about it. The day to day grind of it all was more than enough. … Continue reading Parenting in a FAS World

Who are you voting for?

I don’t care who you are voting for, but thought it was a catchy title for this post. It’s election season after all. I do care about your why though. Have you thought about the reasons you vote for a specific candidate? We are less than a month away from our general election. I can’t … Continue reading Who are you voting for?

Can we fix this?

My early morning cardio sessions are always accompanied by a documentary of some kind. I’ve been making my way through “No Direction Home” on Netflix, which is mostly about Bob Dylan. I have always liked his music – I’m a sucker for meaningful lyrics. A seemingly random 30 seconds of the documentary caught my attention … Continue reading Can we fix this?

Vote?

Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day, not like I must tell you. I am sure your social media apps were covered with messages reminding you to vote. Celebrities championing the message, doing what they can to get people registered to vote. The message is a good one. The next message will be to. Get out … Continue reading Vote?

Have We Always Been Lost?

I haven’t posted in five months or so. It’s taken me a lot of time to wrap my head around everything going on in this country. I’ve also had a lot going on personally (good things and challenging things). I’m slowly coming back around to wanting and needing to write. I need to make sense … Continue reading Have We Always Been Lost?

3 Pillars

This post has been on my mind for a couple years now. It looked a lot different back then compared to what I am about to write. UBU (You Be You) was an idea that my oldest daughter and I came up with several years ago. It was born from her desire to help people … Continue reading 3 Pillars

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