Category: Hope

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

I just did a great interview with Ken Lubin, who competed in the Death Race (more on this later) who shared how hard it is for him to make cold calls in his work as a recruiter…and yet he does what he is afraid to do. Hearing him share that was really inspiring to me […]

Everything can change (for the better) in an instant:the Story of Fiona the Rescue Dog

Everything can change (for the better) in an instant:the Story of Fiona the Rescue Dog

This is actually the video that inspired me to start volunteering at the animal shelter. Besides being an incredibly sweet story, it’s a great reminder of how everything can change (for the better) in an instant. A key part of cultivating resilience–and something I try to remind myself during difficult chapters in life–is that it […]

Brandy in her "fly" sweater

There’s always hope: The Story of Brandy

  The dogs I meet at the Animal Welfare Society shelter often remind me that even when the odds seem stacked against you, hope waits around the corner. Sweet little Brandy, a 12 year old female beagle reminded me of this once again. I remember when I first spotted her. As I walked the corridor […]

Hold the Vision for Your Friends & Be a Charlotte

Hold the Vision for Your Friends & Be a Charlotte

At a leadership retreat I facilitated this past week, I shared with the team the video of Jonathan and Charlotte (see below). We used it as a catalyst for discussing how they can “Be a Charlotte” to each other during the challenging transitional period they were going through. Even though they have been a strong team […]

Unstoppable: The Taylor Morris Story

Unstoppable: The Taylor Morris Story

I just came across the video below while searching for “Inspiring Music” on Youtube, for my morning workout. Besides being a humbling source of inspiration and picture of indomitable spirit, it’s also a great reminder to put our own little dramas in perspective.

Cassius

This tough time is just a chapter; it’s not the whole story.

    You know how easy it is, when you’re going through a tough time, to feel like this is what your life will be like forever and ever? You know how hard it is to offer solace to a friend who is going through tough times, and you secretly feel hopeless for them? Their […]

Loving Life As It Is…With All Its Imperfections

Loving Life As It Is…With All Its Imperfections

A while back, I loaned a friend of mine, Felicia, my copy of the Buddhist teacher Pema Chodren’s wonderful CD set Unconditional Confidence. Last night I got a voice mail saying she thought I might enjoy hearing an interview from another Buddhist, Joanna Macy that was done by On Being’s  Krista  Tippets, titled A Wild Love for the […]

Dave’s Killer Bread: A Story About Starting Over

Dave’s Killer Bread: A Story About Starting Over

A couple of years ago, my friend Bonnie  told me about a brand of bread called Dave’s Killer Bread that produced two products, the Peace Bomb and Sin Dawg, that were major favorites of hers and among her circle of friends. When we went looking for them at the Boise Co-Op, I was instantly captivated by the brand’s […]

MIA: A Story About Hope

MIA: A Story About Hope

I came across another reminder that when you’re going through a tough time, it’s important to remind yourself that this is just a chapter in your life’s story…not the whole the story. In other words, this difficult chapter will come to an end. Here’s what happened… I was walking in the neighborhood and came upon […]

Help Over Hype

Help Over Hype

Guest Post by Dr. Amy Wood Everywhere we go – the internet, the book store, the grocery store check-out line – carefully crafted headlines fight to sell us on the implausible yet tempting idea that we can have, be, and do whatever we want by next month, this Friday, right this minute.  All we have […]