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Building Wealth And Bringing Value By Taking A Leap Of Faith with Carey Green

  Sometimes we have thoughts and ideas that we can't find the courage to take action on. This hinders us to reach our absolute potential to live our life to the fullest and limits how we impact people in the most beneficial way for them. Life coach and former...

Ashley Berges Living Life

  We sometimes take for granted what we have and live our life in fear of tomorrow. But if you are a person who understands life's uncertainties, you want to make the most out of every moment of your life. Mentor, life coach, psychologist and modern-day...

Makena Sage Lumina Life Coaching

  We always want to find where in this world do we really belong, where do we fit in with our passion and purpose in this world. Makena Sage, creator of Lumina Life – a global life coaching and retreat company, tells the story of how she had it all until she felt...

The Journey Of A McDonalds Girl with Jill Raff

  At the end of the day, business is all about serving your customers and being good at it. Jill Raff, CEO and Founder of The Jill Raff Group and an experienced customer experience strategist, shares her journey and passion for customer service as she lets us in...

Relationships And Perspectives Improve Life Satisfaction with Jennie Bellinger

  The way we see and manage our own life is ultimately what leads us to our kind of satisfaction. Going against the expectations and limiting beliefs of the society, we ultimately find how we can truly improve our own lives. Certified professional coach Jennie...

Think Opposite, Change the World with Alison Donaghey

  Some of us go around life circling within the loop of our own comfort zones that we keep ourselves from truly experiencing life. Going against that is Alison Donaghey, a cause and effect strategist, speaker, radio host, and author. Alison believes in thinking...

Hello: Interview With The Amazing Human, Dave Hollis

  Most of us go through life just going through the motions. We become a less ideal version of ourselves. We settle, we’re stuck in the same spot, and we don’t know how to get out of it. Some of us are not even aware that we’re stuck. What does living our life...

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Disengaged

Thoughts on Being Disengaged  I feel well qualified to write about being disengaged because from age 9 to 16 I was not engaged in life. I have worked diligently to disprove this point for the rest of my life. What is the meaning of the word, by definition it is:...

Opening Doors

I was at the post office the other day and as usual there was a steady stream of people coming and going. I am always a courteous gentleman so I was holding the door open for the folks entering or leaving. I noticed some people responded with a thank you and some were...

About Expectation Therapy

As an author and life coach, Art hones the expectations of people who have perhaps lost their joy, feel anxious or depressed, or can’t seem to connect to their life’s purpose, providing the balm necessary to heal and find new hope. He has devoted himself to helping...

A Sense of Community

This past week Beverly and I took a short trip to Parsons, Tennessee to see her spry active eighty-seven year old mother. I love taking this trip on so many levels. First of all I love seeing her mom and spending time with her. Her soft Tennessee ways I find...

This past week Beverly and I took a short trip to Parsons, Tennessee to see her spry active eighty-seven year old mother. I love taking this trip on so many levels. First of all I love seeing her mom and spending time with her. Her soft Tennessee ways I find comforting as opposed to our hustling and busy life in Austin these days. The other reward is a sense of community I feel while in this small town of Parsons population 2349. The folks in Parsons are very friendly and very open to sharing their life experiences. Everyone seems to know each other or is related in some way and if you are not they make you feel like you are. What amazes me about this is that the little town has been dealing with a tragic event for the last 3 years. Holly Bobo vanished from in front of her home on April 13, 2011, as she was about to go to her nursing school classes for the day. Even though they have never found her body, last month a local young man was arrested for her murder and his trial is in the works. My point of this is that you would think that, in such a small town, it would create a sense of separation and distance to an outsider entering their domain. I found it to be quite the opposite and, in fact, felt a stronger sense of community with people pulling closer together with bonds of faith and strength supporting each other with caring and concern for their fellow man! This is truly a testament to their faith and how bonded this community is in this small Tennessee town. During our stay there, we try to take care of any issues my mother-in-law might have with her property so I get a chance to meet with contractors that are going to perform the work. This year we are going to get the house painted so I met with a gentleman by the name of Nelson Rushing. He is seventy-four years young and still painting houses. I can only pray that at seventy-four, I still am as active and energetic as Nelson. We heard the stories about his broken bones, doctor trips and the likes, but the point being is how he continues to be friendly, outgoing, and a part of the community in every sense. Then there’s Bob Patterson who lives across the street from Mom. He watches each morning to see if her light comes on in the kitchen around 6:00 AM so he knows she is okay, he doesn’t have to do that, but he cares enough to take the time. That’s what I call a sense of community, caring enough to take the time to make sure someone else is okay. Us city folks have been known to have someone pass away next door and don’t even realize it until the stench gets so bad we have to report it! On the day we were coming home to Texas we planned on stopping at the transfer-station (dump) to get rid of some trash. When we pulled into the station a gentleman noticed our plates were from out of state so he walked over to the car and started a conversation. After some small talk, he asked what I thought of their little town of Parsons and did I like it. My reply was swift and well thought out, I replied, “ I love this place, love the people, love the terrain, but most of all the sense of community.” He replied, “It is a great place to live and be from, we have only had one bad incident in all my years here. My niece, Holly Bobo, was abducted and murdered 3 years ago. Sad but we have an even stronger sense of community because we have been brought together by her death. Sure, wish we could find her body and put this in the past.” I got back into the car to leave thinking and wondering if I would have the strength to handle one of my loved ones being taken and still keep my senses about me. I think one thing we should work on improving is our sense of community and how important and vital it is to have the power and support that comes with the closeness communities bring. The old adage that there’s strength in numbers is so true and real. Let’s start by having a neighborhood get together for a meal or social event. Introduce yourself and get to know those that live around you, be more vulnerable and share your inner thoughts and feelings when appropriate. You’ll have you have more in common than you ever thought possible. Live fearlessly, don’t succumb to the automatic lifestyle; life has so much to offer when we live it in faith and fearless passion. You and I are the ones that can rebuild communities where our children and grandchildren can live in and thrive.