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Sometimes you get treated so well that you can’t even believe it’s real.

Normally, these conference work trips didn’t leave a lot of time to to venture out or do any real exploring in a visiting city. We usually would only stay two nights since the conference would start on Thursday and end on Saturday. Normally this would be fine, but I found…


Discussing safety at the showcase had always been one of my favorite parts.

This wasn’t the first time our safety team had traveled to attend a safety conference. In fact, it was a nice perk that went along with being part of a work group whose sole mission was to help keep coworkers safe. The conference organizers chose a different U.S. city each…


Have you ever had a day that started out well and just kept getting better?

Back in 2015, my life into fatherhood and marriage was just getting started. Our 2nd daughter was on the way and I started the year making some unforgettable memories reconnecting with some long lost family and friends in Chicago and SoCal. Just as Spring Break was in full swing, a…


How does life move forward for you?

Hello, friends and family!! I was talking with Chau this week about how our lives together have handed us moments of decision as well as moments of discovery. Sometimes we cannot tell the difference, and sometimes it may not seem to matter. Our younger selves did not yet know that…


What does it take to be a good listener? How many people have good listeners in their lives that allow them to share thoughts and secrets? How important is being a good listener?

Hello, friends and family!! Throughout my childhood, I have heard of certain games that take a minute to learn and a lifetime to master. In conversation, listening can be described in the same way. Some think that listening is simply the courtesy to remain silent when someone else is speaking…


“There’s never enough time..”

Time management is something that most everyone struggles with. There are only so many hours in the day and so much to do. Whenever I have time to myself, these options fall into one of three categories: fun, productive, relaxing. If I spend too much time not dedicated to one…


[Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. While I used some names of my real family members, the characters and story are products of my imagination or used in a fictitious manner.]

One thing that Christian has always been good at is creating meaningful friendships. He has been asked to…


Once upon a time, the Lakers were on the verge of winning the NBA Championship. They had just won Game 4 of the Finals and took a 3–1 lead going into Game 5. They were facing a team from Florida and were looking to finish the series in Orlando. …


“Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, which is why we call it the present” -Bil Keane

Be present. It is a simple and effective phrase to convey a multitude of messages. “Concentrate.” “Enjoy.” “Calm down.” “Have fun.” “It is okay to cry.” Sometimes…


“Today’s audience is a tough one to impress

Digital distractions put focus to the test

It’s only possible when you settle for no less

Than a masterpiece that sends your heart bursting out of your chest.”

-Alan Manalansan

Hamilton on Disney+ is amazing. I am no rapper, but Hamilton’s lyrics…

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