ThinkingThursday: The Greatest Gifts

ThinkingThursday In the season of gifts, let us never lose focus that our greatest gifts are almost always right in front of us. #loveyourpeople #actions>values #experiencesnotthings #blindedbythelight

WhatIfWednesday: A Beginner’s Guide to Complete Satisfaction

WhatifWednesday What if you were charged with writing the book on “A Beginner’s Guide to Complete Satisfaction”? Comment with your top 3 secrets learned in life… #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #couldgetcrazy

WhatIfWednesday: STOP YELLING!

WhatIfWednesday What if you intentionally stopped yourself from yelling for the next week? Have you ever improved or built a relationship by yelling at someone else? I haven’t. In a time of the year when pressure mounts and relations are tested, we would all benefit from listening more and yelling less. #makechristmasfunagain #listening>yelling #alignactionsandvalues

WhatIfWednesday: 13 Items on My Happiness List

Life doesn’t always go your way. Get over it. You know the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” A cute reminder to channel your positive attitude. But, it sucks as a practical, tactical approach to reversing the negative trend. When you think about negative experiences, you need to think about how you […]

WhatifWednesday: 1+1=3 Relationships

WhatifWednesday 1+1=3 Relationships Years before I met Rachel, I wrote down a list of things I was looking for in a spouse. One of them was that the relationship had to create magic. In my mind, the magic is created in the transformative relationship where the sum is greater than the individual parts. The pieces […]

WhatifWednesday: Accepting Help

WhatifWednesday Accepting Help What if we always accepted help when help was needed? Consider the plight of these two trees: Both deeply rooted Both strong at their core Both seemingly healthy inside and out But there was a major difference when were uprooted by a turbulent hurricane. One staggered and leaned on a friend. It […]

WhatifWednesday: Best Book Recommendation

WhatifWednesday Best Book Recommendation What if you could only recommend one book for the rest of your life? What book would you recommend? [Comment below]

WhatIfWednesday: Rainbows or Raindrops?

What if your perspective on life always allowed you to see the rainbows amid the raindrops? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #perspective #findthehelpers #findtherainbows

ThinkingThursday: Consistency of Effort

I sighed an audible sigh. “Fuck, I was fat,” I uttered with total disgust under my breath. I normally love Facebook memories. They normally send a smile running across my face. Not this one. This memory glowed amid the darkness of the room while feeding my son at 4:30 am. The memory? Amazing! The adjoining […]

WhatIfWednesday: Prebituary

What if you had to live your life so it could be captured in 140 characters? What would yours say? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea #prebituary