JumpStart- Who Decides?

VIDEO https://youtu.be/oKQa4S0ljtk AUDIO SYNOPSIS Restaurant portion sizes in the United States (and elsewhere) have gotten much larger over the years in an attempt to convey value. Unfortunately, this shift has lead to super-sized people who are unhealthy. It’s...

JumpStart- Journaling

VIDEO https://youtu.be/vHLk_V1cm2Q AUDIO SYNOPSIS Have you noticed that most really successful people sit down and write their thoughts, plans, dreams, discoveries and problems? Throughout history great people have left a diary of some sort not so much for posterity...

JumpStart- Your Load

VIDEO https://youtu.be/ZPOsDZbn-Ec AUDIO SYNOPSIS Ginger was a dog who showed up at our home one day and took up permanent residence. Ginger had obviously been abused in the past and was always nervous and anxious. She would cower whenever you went to pet her out of...

To You Love God Tuesday- Release 3

VIDEO https://youtu.be/GLYbT7X2kjA AUDIO SYNOPSIS There is a sad truth about dogs. Back when scientific experiments were often quite cruel, in one study dogs were placed into cages that were randomly electrified painfully shocking the dogs. (I told you it was cruel.)...

JumpStart- Time

VIDEO https://youtu.be/VNXEgmdLjW0 AUDIO SYNOPSIS Hedonic adaptation explains why our first bite of pizza always tastes better than your last. If it didn’t, we might continue eating nonstop. Hedonic adaptation also helps us put life’s pain and struggles into...

JumpStart- Types of People

VIDEO https://youtu.be/3VGP_gtsC5E AUDIO SYNOPSIS Mark Twain humorously observed that there are 2 types of people, those who divide people into types and those who do not. I’ve always thought this was super funny given all the ways we attempt to slice ourselves into...

JumpStart- Dancing

VIDEO https://youtu.be/hxyGBirkZi8 AUDIO SYNOPSIS There’s a great scene in of the first seasons of Saturday Night Live wherein the restaurant serving, “cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers” burns to the ground. And, John Belushi’s character who loses everything...

JumpStart- Faith

VIDEO https://youtu.be/EPnyFcqXYwo AUDIO SYNOPSIS A few decades ago something happened to me that test the power of my belief system to the limits and in that test I learned something. Want to hear an AMAZING story of faith? Then, check out this video. Faith is like a...

To You Love God Tuesday- Release 2

VIDEO https://youtu.be/WQuh_s0gEtE AUDIO SYNOPSIS Rarely are we ready to let go of things we need to release. And, until we release them, we can’t make way for something new -- something better. The pain of loss is often filled with renewed hope and optimism -- but,...

JumpStart- Focus

VIDEO https://youtu.be/dEGVEbyrubM AUDIO SYNOPSIS When I was 16, I took driving lessons from a driving instructor. I’d been driving for over a year and because I’d had a couple of accidents my dad wanted me to undergo training by a professional. The instructor and I...

JumpStart – Genius

VIDEO https://youtu.be/kZs90_nAIs8 AUDIO SYNOPSIS I just finished reading “Steve Jobs“ by Walter Isaacson. We all know of Jobs’ huge successes and how he has impacted our lives. However, it was in his catastrophic failures and how he then turned them back into...

JumpStart – Playing the Game

VIDEO https://youtu.be/uDHs-nEKPvw AUDIO SYNOPSIS We all know the saying “Play the cards you’re dealt.” Unfortunately, as the Buddha said, “To know and not to do is not yet to know.“ Nobody is dealt a perfect hand — ever. Most people sit and complain about their cards...