I wrestled with this question for several years after I retired from the Air Force. For 28 years my life and personality was defined by my mission. When I joined the Air Force I became a GI (Government Issued). During basic training it was up at 5:00 am, breakfast at 6:00, PT (Physical Training) at 7:00, training from 8:00 - 5:00 pm. Personal time from 5:00 - 7:00, study until 9:00 and then bed. After basic training it was take orders and comply. Several years later I became a…Continue
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I love interviewing artists and featuring them on LYCL. It has been waaaay too long so I'm thrilled to introduce you to Marisa Ray!
Mysterious. Playful. Inviting. Cozy.
That is how I describe Marisa Ray's work. I love her art and I think you will too; her art invokes a variety of feelings and emotions.
Marisa and I met via Deby Dearman's artist forum at 48Days.net, then we starting chatting via email and finally, we got on the phone and talked! We had a…Continue
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A woodpecker was pecking on a tree when he heard a loud crash. A bolt of lightening had split the tree in two. “My,” said the woodpecker, “Look what I’ve done!”
Human nature tends to lean on God when we are…Continue
“Germs are essentially nature’s vaccines, gradually training the innate immune system how to react properly to the many foreign substances that it will encounter throughout life… Germs and bacteria are meant to be encountered naturally, and avoiding them can leave the body more susceptible to…Continue
Have you ever wondered if you could succeed in starting your own business? Do you already have an idea for your business but don’t know how to get started? Have you already started a business but aren’t sure how to get traction or take your business to the next level? If you can answer yes to any of these…Continue
Welcome to 'Monday Mastery' with Brian Holmes! Each Monday morning, we provide you a video segment that is designed to encourage, motivate, challenge, and develop you as a leader and influencer. In this segment, Brian continues his new series on Understanding Seasons…
There's a lot of talk about discovering your gifts, and finding your passion these days. This week I attended a networking meeting and talked with a great group of women who have not only found their passion but are actively following it. I met Ann Casey who just…Continue
Last week I had the pleasure to be a "Barracuda" For Moolah U. Moolah U is a summer camp that teaches kids (8-14) how to manage money and be entrepreneurs (I think that a lot of grown adults could use this type of training, don't you?).
The helicopter starts. As the drunk pilot starts to fully power up the tiny aircraft and head out to sea to meet a boat, a choice has to be made. You need to get to that boat. You have to find your guy. The situation is less than ideal but if you do not take the leap into the helicopter right now, you may very well miss your chance to truly live. What do you do?…Continue
“Researchers weighed girls at age 10 and again at age 19, and found that the odds of being obese as a young woman increased if someone had labeled the participant “too fat” by the time she was 10. They also found a participant’s likelihood of being obese increased as more people told her she was “too…Continue
One of the guiding principles in my life is that on MUST be committed to personal growth if he/she wants to be successful in life. While this may look different for every person, there are some key areas that are so important if one desires to become the full expression of what God has created them to be. We must…Continue
Added by Brian A. Holmes on June 27, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Just YESTERDAY I realized that my new book, Get Personal, wasn't featured on my website. Hmmm, does that make sense? …Continue
In the pages of this blog I almost always advocate that having more is always better. More money, more out of your career, more from your relationships, and more from life in general are all good things.
But since this is a blog that’s primarily …Continue
Just a note of encouragement to keep plugging away as I know many of us are working our way to finding the work we love around family commitments, working our "daytime" jobs, etc.
Similar to many of you, I found Dan Miller…Continue
On June 24th Dorsey McHugh and I had our first big book signing event at Two Old Hippies, a "hip" place in Downtown Nashville that is a whole lot of fun! And a very appropriate place for our "debut" due to the fact that Dorsey lived and breathed hippie back in the '60's and early '70s. I knew about them....but I was too busy being "Suzy Homemaker" for my single parent family…Continue
“A Twinkie is not worth it, not just because of the caloric content–150 calories is adequate for a snack–but because it lacks fiber, which will provide satiety over a period of time and because it is loaded with sugar, which will cause you to crash and become tired 15 minutes after you eat a Twinkie…Well, as it…Continue
When was the last time you jumped out of a helicopter into a raging sea that’s water was as cold as ice, beat up a shark, traveled to ungoverned areas of Afghanistan, bought passage from warlords with cake, and crossed the Himalayas all to discover who you are?
Yeah, me either. So what on earth are we talking about. Well back in January I had a day off during the…Continue
When it’s 4 in the afternoon and your husband calls to say he forgot to tell you last week he’s invited a co-worker and his wife over for drinks tonight, you want to throw the phone and his invitation out the window, but you’ve already started a whirlwind of cleaning before even hanging up on him. There’s nothing like an unexpected visitor to help get a messy house clean.
However, there are a few strategies for making that quick clean even quicker, and making your home look…
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Yes, that is correct, I did have fear today! Last evening turned into a late night at a baseball game and the morning started early. My daughter was also tired, didn't get enough sleep and decided to be very difficult this morning. I was losing steam fast.
On top of that I have an article…Continue
Well…if you’re anything like me, when you write a book you wanna make it perfect. So you stare at a white screen until your mind goes completely blank.
You eventually write for a little while but within a week you’ve fallen off the wagon. Either you lose interest, or you run up against “writers block” & all progress is halted.
This is normal. It happens to…
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