THIS WEEK: SET AN INTENTION

This is a very special day. It’s the last Monday of not just the year, but also the decade. It is also the final week of what has been a very hope-filled month. So as much as we want to look back and celebrate the […]

THIS WEEK: BELIEVE IT’S POSSIBLE

There is a fine line between hope and belief. It’s almost as if they require a little bit of a reality check… but not too much of one. For example, hoping that millions of dollars will fall from the sky might not be so realistic. […]

THIS WEEK: START A LEGACY

The idea of leaving a legacy has an interesting way of placing it, almost as if an event, as something that happens sometime in the far distant future. In other words, we don’t need to worry about our legacy today. But this couldn’t be further […]

THIS WEEK: PRACTICE POSITIVITY

As much as we like to pride ourselves on being upbeat, positive, and optimistic people, it is a strange truth that bad news seems to spread quicker than good news. There is also a reason why the evening news rarely allocates time for uplifting and […]

THIS WEEK: LIGHT UP THE ROOM

The only way to diminish darkness is to add light; for where there is light, there can be no darkness. And what creates that light? Hope. Hope is the spark that allows light to permeate the gloom. It’s the stars glittering in the midnight sky. […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HOPEFUL

It’s often said that when all else fails, we always have hope. But is that how we really want to accept the idea of hope? That it’s the last thing remaining after every other option has failed? In some sense that might be true, but this idea completely ignores the true importance and power of hope. For hope isn’t last, it’s first. Hope is the thing that gets us out of bed in the morning. Hope is the thing that inspires us and makes us believe that anything is possible. When we were young, we hoped to be astronauts, firefighters, doctors, professional athletes; and this hope is what drove us to believe we could do it. Our hope was limitless and abundant. But what about now? What does hope mean to you? What does hope feel and look like to you? Is hope still alive and well in you or have life experiences dampened or smothered it a little bit? Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” It doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it matters that we remain hopeful for something better, something bigger, something bolder. Especially with easy access to news and world events that chip away at our aspirations, it is important to surround ourselves and create pathways for hope. So, what do you hope for… for yourself? For others? For your community? For the world? It’s time to be hopeful and hope for the best. Being hopeful matters.      

THIS WEEK: LEAN INTO LOVE

How we love and what we love differs from person to person. One may love getting up early and watching the sunrise. Another may love sleeping in and savoring the long stretch to starting the day. One person may love cats. Another dogs. Love can […]

THIS WEEK: KNOW WHAT MATTERS MOST

What matters most to you? Big question, we know. But we believe it is one of the most important questions we can ask. Because in order to live a life that is aligned with our priorities and is filled with meaning and purpose, we need […]

THIS WEEK: GIVE GRATITUDE

They say actions speak louder than words. In other words, how we give gratitude matters. Have you ever received a thank you note or greeting that felt empty and wasn’t sincere? Or have you ever casually said, “thanks” to someone and whisked away, when a […]

THIS WEEK: SAVOR THE MOMENTS

Life is made up of moments—times that move us, capture our heart, or symbolize a special event or time of our life. Things like doing well on an exam or performance, graduating to a new grade or getting a promotion, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, […]