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A Dad’s Influence (#76)

Years ago, Natan Parsons, a mentor and colleague, told me that he knew his kids would do stupid things and make bad decisions, but that was all part of life. Ultimately, he only cared if…

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Wishing Happiness (#63)

“I just want my ___ (child, spouse, employee, etc.) to be happy” is something we often hear, but don’t often see demonstrated with equal conviction. In reality, these words tend to default to our own…

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Carpe The Diem (#58)

Carpe diem is Latin for, “Seize the day.” It’s defined as, “To make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.” I can’t think of a better way to describe…

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Rose, Bud & Thorn (#14)

Across most family dinner tables, parents often pose the question “How was your day?” Unfortunately, this is usually followed by the truncated response, “Fine,” resulting in awkward dead air. Although commonplace, these types of interactions…

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