Stop Trying to Prove Yourself to People Who Don’t Matter

Stop Trying to Prove Yourself to People Who Don’t Matter

In high school I had two guidance counselors who really messed me up. I’m pretty certain their disapproval and negative words were in reaction to the fact that I wasn’t taking the prescribed path they had been trained to offer. I didn’t go straight to…

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How to Not Waste Your Pain (In 3 Steps)

How to Not Waste Your Pain (In 3 Steps)

I wrote a workbook called Your Life Message to help people in the Summit Life coaching program answer this question: What is my purpose? The folks who ask this usually aren’t purposeless. They typically have a pretty good life, but they know there is something more….

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3 Keys To Being an Instrument of Peace Right Now

3 Keys To Being an Instrument of Peace Right Now

On my first day of graduate school our professor set us all in a circle and had us share why we decided to pursue a degree in Counseling. There were lots of different reasons expressed, but the most common one I heard was something like,…

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This Book May Be the End of Me

This Book May Be the End of Me

Tomorrow I’m releasing a new book I wrote into the wild. It’s a book about how to look back at your personal life story and search for the meaning in all that has happened. I’ve decided to just give the book away. This is terrifying…

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Why The French Are So Rude

Why The French Are So Rude

Last week my brother-in-law and I went to scout out a new Summit Leaders trip. It was a whirlwind 3-day trip. We spent our final day in Chamonix, France. Now, I love all things French. I’ve never felt anything but kindness from any French person…

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