Tag Archives: inspiration

Rip it Up

Rip it up – To have a great time and live it up.  Definition from The Urban Dictionary. Two weeks ago I was preparing for a run in beautiful and historic downtown New Bern, NC.  I was warming up with a … Continue reading

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Blogging For Peace

Recently I stumbled upon a blog called Inspire the Idea that included a badge titled “Bloggers For Peace”.  Naturally this grabbed my attention so I clicked on the image to investigate.  What I learned was that there is a blogger … Continue reading

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Inspiring Business Series: Sacred Grove Retreat

This is a new installment for my Inspiring Business Series which highlights businesses that are inspiring and innovative.  For this post I will feature Sacred Grove Retreat located near Gold Hill, NC. Vital details: Business Name:  Sacred Grove Retreat Location:  15750 Mattons Grove … Continue reading

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Thankfulness Journal: An Indigo Bunting of Happiness

I first heard the term “Bluebird of happiness” many years ago.  My sales manager at the time used this term to refer to a sale that more or less lands in your lap – just comes in out of nowhere … Continue reading

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Inspiring Business Series: Lotus Living Arts Studio of Concord

This is a new installment for my Inspiring Business Series which highlights businesses that are inspiring and innovative.  For this post I will feature Lotus Living Arts Studio in downtown Concord, NC. Vital details: Business Name:  Lotus Living Arts Studio … Continue reading

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Inpiring Business Series: An Introduction

I will soon post the first installment in a new series of blog posts that I will be writing oriented toward inspiring, innovative, and positive focused businesses.  The main requirements for coverage via this series are that the business must … Continue reading

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Scheduling Balance into Life: College vs. “The Real World”

I was walking across a college campus today (I visit college campuses as part of my job) and was struck by a bit of nostalgia.  It became immediately clear to me by how quiet it was that classes were no longer … Continue reading

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The Week of Inward Looking – Question 2: Shadows

Background:  The Week of Inward Looking was a week long project hosted by Patti Digh and Susan Piver.  It officially took place during the week between Christmas and New Years.  Each day, for seven days, a well known blogger/author (including … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thankfulness

Hello again everyone!  I apologize that it has been so long since I last posted anything here.  Just so you know my intent is not to post once every 6 weeks.  I would prefer to post something at a minimum … Continue reading

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Fun and Learning with the Kids (at the Movies)

**As a father of two ten-year olds, I have learned that one of the biggest unexpected benefits of being a parent is getting to watch children’s movies. Happy Wednesday!  Something has been on my mind for a long time and … Continue reading

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