ThinkingThursday: Folding Yourself in Two

ThinkingThursday: Folding Yourself in Two “So many people want to be the noun without doing the verb.” – Austin Kleon I intently watched my eleven month old son over six days try to reach the bowl in the back of “his” cabinet. I believe in letting him struggle mightily to figure it out for himself. […]

WhatIfWednesday: Childhood Curiosity

What if you never lost your childhood curiosity and enthusiasm to try anything…like starting a band before 7am? How would your world be different? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea

Our Family Word: Contribute

Contribute Amid the chaos of today’s world, this young girl gives me hope. I’m glad she’s ours. My favorite word may be “perspective,” but our family word is “contribute.” Quite simply, “do what you can, where you are with what you have.” Make a difference. Help. Contribute.While pushing Briggs on the swing, I looked over […]

WhatIfWednesday: Good Days Suck

What if you stopped accepting good days as good enough and instead drove to unlock the magic of great days? #whatifwednesday #Gooddayssuck #driveforgreat #unlockthemagic #rachelsidea

ThinkingThursday: Weddings and Funerals

ThinkingThursday Weddings and Funerals “You can either hang around people who tell you that it can’t be done and you’re stupid for trying or you can hang around people who inspire possibility.” -Scott Dinsmore, TED Talk I’m in Nashville today. I wish I wasn’t. The world isn’t a better place today with the loss of […]

WhatIfWednesday: Add Joy to the World

What if every action you took had to pass the test, “Does this add joy to the world”? #whatifwednesday #bethechange #rachelsidea

WhatIfWednesday: The World is Ending

What if the world was going to end tomorrow? What would you do today? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea

WhatIfWednesday: Make People Smile

What if your aim for the day was to make people smile? What would you do differently? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea

WhatIfWednesday: National Currency

What if happiness was the national currency…what work would make you insanely rich? #whatifwednesday #rachelsidea

Thinking Thursday: Creators and Consumers

There are two type of people in the world. Creators and Consumers. Creators make shit happen. Consumers wait for shit to happen. Creators invest their time. Consumers spend their time. Consumers binge watch the latest series on Netflix. Creators write the series. Consumers allow the world to impact them. Creators act boldly with intention. Consumers […]