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Quit Beating Yourself Up – You’re Imperfect Just Like The Rest of Us

If you follow my writing or the Depth Not Width blog, you probably noticed the last couple of weeks I’ve been pretty quiet. My consistent stream of weekly thoughts and insights did not run dry but was momentarily diverted as I took some time to tend to other things. The funniest thing about that? The [...]

By |2019-09-30T15:16:17-05:00September 30th, 2019|

What You Feed Grows (So Feed the Right Things)

Saturday mornings usually include a stop at the Farmers Market where we grab our produce for the week. What’s in season changes month to month, and the array of options never ceases to amaze me. I always leave impressed by each farm’s ability to grow such beautiful vegetables, but this post really has nothing to [...]

By |2019-09-15T15:11:57-05:00September 15th, 2019|

How to Create a Powerful Personal Reset

We’ve wrapped up school shopping, dropped all the supplies in their lockers on back-to-school night, and had one last celebration with friends to cap off the summer. Eighth grade starts tomorrow, and the first-day outfits are prepped and ready for the morning. Hanging out with the twins tonight, the anticipation and excitement for back to [...]

By |2019-09-02T19:44:38-05:00September 2nd, 2019|

Start Where You Stand

When is the best time to plant a tree? Thirty years ago. The next best time to plant one? Today. I’m spending a few days at a cabin in the woods as we're winding down our summer and transitioning into fall, a new school year, fourth quarter, and another season in our lives. As I [...]

By |2019-08-25T15:12:04-05:00August 25th, 2019|

Because some days 80% is all I’ve got to give…

In a hustle-and-grind world, the pressure to go harder, do more, and be great at it all creates a heavy weight. I’m trying to be dad-of-the-year, the husband every wife wishes they had, employee of the month, a leader worth following, my mom's favorite son, someone my friends can count on, an impact maker in [...]

By |2019-08-19T22:06:40-05:00August 19th, 2019|