twenty five seconds

every second counts

To Be Grateful — March 1, 2016

To Be Grateful

Life — July 13, 2015
What is Your Legacy? — February 24, 2015
Creating Memories — February 20, 2015
The Art of Stillness — November 29, 2014

The Art of Stillness

“Making a living and making a life sometimes point in opposite directions.”


“I think many of us have the sensation that we’re standing about two inches away from a huge screen, and it’s noisy and it’s crowded and it’s changing with every second, and that screen is our lives. And it’s only by stepping back, and then further back, and holding still, that we can begin to see what the canvas means and to catch the larger picture. And a few people do that for us by going nowhere.”

“So, in an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. And in an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still. So you can go on your next vacation to Paris or Hawaii, or New Orleans; I bet you’ll have a wonderful time. But, if you want to come back home alive and full of fresh hope, in love with the world, I think you might want to try considering going nowhere.”

Pico Iyer




Why Some People Find Exercise Harder Than Others —
Wisdom — November 25, 2014
the power of others — May 16, 2014
Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating — April 26, 2014

Failure and the Drive to Keep Creating

“Your home is whatever in this world you love more than you love yourself.  So that might be creativity, it might be family, it might be invention, adventure, faith, service.  It might be raising corgis.  I don’t know.  Your home is that thing to which you can dedicate your energies with such singular devotion that the ultimate results become inconsequential.

For me, that home has always been writing.”

Elizabeth Gilbert




Adversity: Good or Bad? — March 31, 2014