When I got out of my car, ditched on the side of Old Alabama Road in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, I had been in the car for nearly four hours. I was about to start a 2 mile walk. As I walked home, I started thinking up one of those funny, bad luck/tough luck… Continue reading Making It Home in Atlanta on January 28, 2014
One of the problems with getting up early in the morning is that it doesn’t jive with going to bed late. There are times when I feel compelled to stay up to watch one more episode of some show that I watch but my wife doesn’t. I’ll mute the TV and stay up an additional… Continue reading Weekly Commitment: In Bed by Ten
2, 3, or 4 days out of 7 is better than 0 out of 7. For too long, habits were all or nothing propositions for me. If I didn’t get it right every single day of the week, my effort was a failure. Learning to Appreciate and Build on the Progress My wife and I… Continue reading Choose Progress over Perfection
We all know that making change is much easier in community. Anonymous groups are built on the idea that it takes a community surrounding each individual for consistent change to take hold. One man vs. a bottle results in frustration or worse. One man + a group of fellow strugglers clawing after the same goal… Continue reading Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge
This is the fourth December in a row that I’m participating in the #OneWord365 ritual started by Ms. Alece Ronzino from Grit and Glory. I suppose it’s one of my yearly traditions now since I didn’t have to be reminded to do it. The premise is simple: Choose one word as your main guiding principle, theme,… Continue reading My One Word for 2014
Simplify: to say no to as much as necessary so you can say yes to the truly important. What gets in the way of saying “No”? Have you defined what is truly important?