Last week in The Grand Rapids Press I found it interesting to find two articles which seem to pivot around the same idea. Article #1 titled "These toys can help kids have healthier minds, bodies" was written by a Harvard Health doctor and the list of toys to help a child's mind includes: Blocks, drawing … Continue reading Back to Basics Entertainment
What is Your Name Worth?
What's in a name? William Shakespeare is perhaps the most famous person to ask this question in Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 2: "What's in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet". But my question is not referring to bridging a gap between disparate families. My question … Continue reading What is Your Name Worth?
Are You Listening?
A soft, steady click. Not more than the light click of a spacebar. This little click is all it took to cause a week-long headache of a recurring battery failure on our Ford Explorer. A headache that peaked when the dead battery caused our son to be late for his first day of pre-school. The … Continue reading Are You Listening?
The Four Tendencies
A recent road trip allowed for some much needed audiobook time. This time around I gave a listen to The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin. Certainly in the non-fiction self-help genre, but an interesting listen from the start. In a nutshell there are four tendencies which people tend to naturally fall into. In the book … Continue reading The Four Tendencies
The Starfish Parable
The story of the boy and the starfish is one of my favorites. In case you are not familiar with the story I have pasted one version below. If you would like a video version complete with dramatic background music, click here for a short YouTube version. One day, an old man was walking along … Continue reading The Starfish Parable
Human Being, not Human Doing
Warning: Hypocrite at the keyboard! My message in this post is to find the happiness to just be. This should come naturally to us as human beings but it seems like somewhere in history we started to try and become human doings instead of human beings. Admittedly, I have not figured out how to unlock … Continue reading Human Being, not Human Doing
Unique Life Feels- ULFs
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller I am thankful for feelings. The ability to feel happiness, sadness, frustration, relief, contentment, discomfort; all of these feelings remind me I am Alive. I believe in life there is … Continue reading Unique Life Feels- ULFs
On Target, but No Bullseye… Yet…
In this clip from CNBC Tony Dwyer is credited with making a prediction on January 25 that the stock market would pull back. My Rhino Market post was on January 17... There are a couple key differences between myself and Mr. Dwyer. I believe I saw a trend and took a chance, Mr. Dwyer has years of … Continue reading On Target, but No Bullseye… Yet…
Tony Hsieh (pronounced shay) is the CEO of Zappos, an incredibly popular online shoe site. In his book Delivering Happiness, Hsieh walks through his entrepreneur career in an informal and biographical way that draws the reader (or listener) in and is very encouraging to anyone hoping to bet on themselves and find success. Hsieh's journey … Continue reading Delivering Happiness