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A Coffin Doesn't Have PocketsA Coffin Doesn't Have Pockets

A Coffin Doesn't Have Pockets

Present Valley

At our monthly coffee date last week my friend was bursting with excitement sharing his decision to accept an invitation from his friends to join…

Sun, 02/25/2024
Good BonesGood Bones

Good Bones

Present Valley

I was recently introduced to this stunning poem by award winning poet Maggie Smith. By the end of it I noticed I was literally holding my…

Sun, 02/25/2024
Change ...Change ...

Change ...


Is there something in your life you'd like to change? For most of us, there's usually something with which we are unhappy; something that we'd…

Tue, 02/20/2024
The KeyThe Key

The Key

Present Valley

Immersed in podcasts I've been saving for a rainy day such as this I'm hearing a lot about people who did all the right things and life wasn't…

Mon, 02/19/2024
Here Come The BarbariansHere Come The Barbarians

Here Come The Barbarians


It used to be that to succeed in this world you’d need to have at least one of the following good luck charms: a higher education, parents who…

Tue, 02/06/2024
Digestible LessonsDigestible Lessons

Digestible Lessons

Present Valley

A few days ago while eating breakfast my mind was all over the place. I was thinking about how digestion works. Cutting food into bite size…

Sat, 02/03/2024



We often go through our days fast and as if by rote. When we do slow down, it's usually because we're not feeling well. Maybe due to an injury,…

Fri, 02/02/2024
Learn How to Be More Outspoken When It MattersLearn How to Be More Outspoken When It Matters

Learn How to Be More Outspoken When It Matters


Too many folks are ignoring the truth. They're looking the other way, either out of fear or feeling powerless. Not this guy. He's giving…

Wed, 01/31/2024
This man's best friendThis man's best friend

This man's best friend


This sweet story about a man and his horse starts with smiles and chuckles, but takes a surprising turn that takes the relationship to a whole new…

Mon, 01/29/2024
The Messy Middle The Messy Middle

The Messy Middle

Present Valley

Can you think of a time in your life where you found yourself in the gap between something ending and something beginning? There is actually a…

Sun, 01/28/2024
Don't Worry!Don't Worry!

Don't Worry!


Have you ever been around someone who is very anxious or fearful? Perhaps you yourself have had bouts with anxiety. In truth, at one point or…

Fri, 01/26/2024

What to say!

Fri, 01/19/2024
Your Focus!Your Focus!

Your Focus!


Whatever we focus on will expand. That can go two ways--toward the positive or the negative.

I have a client who recently got new neighbors…

Tue, 01/16/2024
Don't ask for the moon if you have the starsDon't ask for the moon if you have the stars

Don't ask for the moon if you have the stars

Wilsons Grave

Sometimes things aren’t what you think they are. But you’re just so sure of yourself. You know you’re right, but no one agrees with you. That can…

Wed, 01/10/2024



We all have our share of problems. And we normally consider them a bad thing. But are they always? A problem may be a way of waking us up out of a…

Mon, 01/08/2024
Time to Clear Things Out!Time to Clear Things Out!

Time to Clear Things Out!


It's the New Year. Hard to believe that 2023 is now gone forever. And what a year it was.

But it's over now. Time now to focus on the new…

Tue, 01/02/2024
11-Year-Old Boy with Autism Fails School Exams11-Year-Old Boy with Autism Fails School Exams

11-Year-Old Boy with Autism Fails School Exams


Eleven-year-old Ben Twist has autism. When he failed his SAT exams, his teacher, Ruth Clarkson, could have told him in a variety of ways that he…

Sat, 12/30/2023
Just this once!Just this once!

Just this once!


Have you ever said those words?

These are dangerous words when it compromises your moral code and integrity.

It might seem easy to…

Thu, 12/21/2023
Do you know Melatonin?Do you know Melatonin?

Do you know Melatonin?

Well Street

For years, melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland and the gut, has been the king of sleep supplements. In 2020, global sales of…

Tue, 12/19/2023
Be thankful for the turkeys in your life: Part 2Be thankful for the turkeys in your life: Part 2

Be thankful for the turkeys in your life: Part 2

Wilsons Grave

A couple weeks back or more, I posted a lesson on being thankful for the turkeys in your life. This is chapter two, the final bit of the story…

Fri, 12/15/2023
A Positive Outlook!A Positive Outlook!

A Positive Outlook!


Do you want to be happy? Do you want to achieve great things? I think most of us would answer yes. Wouldn't you? But many of you are not happy…

Tue, 12/12/2023
Just Being!Just Being!

Just Being!


How many of you find time for just being? Just being and doing nothing? I know that for me personally, taking time for just being is a struggle…

Wed, 12/06/2023



There are two words that require more forethought than any other words, and that's "Yes" and "No." These words may seem simple and insignificant,…

Tue, 11/28/2023