May 3, 2022 | Day 3: A Perfect Summer Day

During the pandemic, so much of our world suddenly became unavailable. Many things my family previously enjoyed were no longer possible. So my daughter bought a standup paddleboard, and my husband bought three kayaks. Getting out on the water as a family together became our perfect summer day. We’d go to nearby places like the... Continue Reading →

The Power of Thank You

As a black belt martial artist, I recently had the opportunity to be a guest judge for a teenager’s black belt test. It was a cold, misty day in Seattle, and the test was held outside. It started at 7 a.m., at a high school track where the 19-year-old ran three miles and did his... Continue Reading →

What does it mean to be a Winner?

 My 12-year-old daughter recently finished her 3rd and final season of basketball. The league she played for—Upward Sports—was a non-competitive, all-inclusive Christian team. I originally encouraged her to play basketball for all the typical reasons: 1) It looked like good exercise; 2) Team dynamics are important for everyone; 3) Learning something new would probably be... Continue Reading →

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