Don’t Buffer Failure

Don’t Buffer Failure

I recently sat down and talked with Dennis Stanton on my podcast.  Dennis fell in love with basketball at an early age, he had his ups and downs with the sport but, his senior year in college, he was an all-American and led the nation in scoring.  He played professionally in Europe.  He is an Athletic Director at Souderton Area…
Staying Resilient

Staying Resilient

Many thanks to Kristin Smedley for being a recent guest on my podcast, UnYielded: Thriving No Matter What, which is all about flourishing and putting our energy into a place of positive influence.  Kristin shared her experience of learning that her infant son was blind.  More than that, Kristin shared what she has learned about resilience during that journey. One…
Brush with death . . .

Brush with death . . .

April 15,  2003.  The first doctor we consulted after my collapse thought that I had heavy metal poisoning.  He prescribed a series of chelation therapy treatments.    April 15th was my first treatment.  Rick and I were excited; maybe this would help. I arrived at the doctor’s office and I was hooked up to an IV.  I sat there for four…
Close call that changes it all . . .

Close call that changes it all . . .

Ten years ago today, I woke up, tired.  Again.  With my usual self-recriminations I told myself to quit being such a baby.  Lots of people get tired.  I made it into the master bathroom and pulled the kitchen stool that I had commandeered months earlier, over to the bathroom sink to begin the process of brushing my teeth.  A few…