Give Your Best Anyway

Give Your Best Anyway

Some days just jam together with problems. The car won’t start. Your boss is an extra grouch. The kids are whiny. Your spouse is still unsettled about your recent disagreement. These are the days we need a reminder from someone like Mother Teresa. In 2018, I posted a...
Tips from a Gas Station Guru

Tips from a Gas Station Guru

People often ask, “So where did you grow up?” I often reply, “A gas station.” Yep, “fill ‘er up” were some of the first words I ever heard. My parents’ full-service gas station was the kind of small-town garage similar to Wally’s Filling Station on The Andy Griffith...
A Beauty-Full Cure for Burnout

A Beauty-Full Cure for Burnout

Burnout. What a descriptive word! Burnout is a condition that you may have experienced or are experiencing right now. Merriam-Webster defines burnout as “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or...
Hope for the Sleep-Deprived

Hope for the Sleep-Deprived

How you sleeping these days? Has the world’s restless state left you sleep-deprived? COVID outbreaks. Riot upsurges. China-U.S. wranglings. Stock market yo-yoing. I might have a restful cure for you. A few years ago while on vacation in the central mountains of...
First Jobs’ Grit and Gratitude

First Jobs’ Grit and Gratitude

What was your first job? You know, that initial labor you invested in exchange for real money. Babysitting? Waiting tables? Flipping fast-food burgers? Recently, Parade magazine ran a cover story on first jobs for the rich and famous. Jennifer Aniston cut hair for $10...