Jumpstart – What’s Your Exit Strategy?

None of us knows how long the pandemic is going to endure but we all know that it will come to an end.How will you emerge?Will you be more fit and happier?Or, will you be softer and grumpier?Today’s LIVE JumpStart is part one of three.I’m going to teach you how to do...

Jumpstart – A Forgiveness Pandemic

One of the great benefits I’m seeing during this time of isolation is that there seems to be an epidemic of forgiveness going on.People (typically family members) who have held grudges for decades are now overlooking past grievances and realizing that it’s NOT...

Jumpstart – 40 Doesn’t Always Mean 40

During the Black Death pandemic of the 14th century, Venetian officials refused to allow newly-arriving sailors to disembark for a period of 40 days ("quaranta giorni" in Latin) to make sure no one on board had the plague.Our word quarantine comes from the Latin word...

Jumpstart – Reach Out and DON’T Touch Someone

People who are self-obsessed tend to complain more because their focus is on how the world’s events affect them rather than on how others are being affected.It seems contradictory but putting our focus on other people can actually improve OUR attitude and...

Jumpstart – Come Together / Stay Apart

We, as human beings, have social NEEDS. They’re not “wants” they’re NEEDS and when we socially distance it brings up an existential threat to our basic human nature. Social distancing saves lives, but it crushes a necessary part of who we are as people. So, how do we...

Jumpstart – Don’t Get Blown Away

What I discovered from talking to people – – while standing 6 feet apart, is that living through this pandemic bears a lot of similarities to living through a hurricane. Today I’m going to share with you how to get through this dangerous and uncertain time using...

JumpStart- Illness Exclusivity

AUDIO SYNOPSIS OK, sometimes I have perhaps too much time on my hands to ponder things. But, I think you’ll find today’s JumpStart quite revealing (and possibly life-changing). Today, let’s explore how our body seems to know, almost by magic, to back off one illness...

JumpStart- A Tale of Two Accidents

AUDIO SYNOPSIS It’s every parent’s nightmare—and I lived it. You round the corner pulling onto the highway and there flipped on its side and smoldering is your child’s car. This happened to me one snowy Kansas City afternoon. But Lia is not the only one in our family...

JumpStart- Harvey

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Which is better, to be smart or to be kind? For decades I THOUGHT I knew the answer to this question — but, I was wrong. I actually found the correct answer by re-watching the classic Jimmy Stewart movie “Harvey.” You’ve probably seen the movie. ...

JumpStart- Your Ring Tone

AUDIO SYNOPSIS If I called you on your cellphone right now, what would you hear? Some generic little ringtone created by someone who works for the company who built your phone? Or, is your ringtone a statement that reinforces not only who you are but the person you’re...

JumpStart- “But, the Good News Is…“

AUDIO SYNOPSIS The other day someone pointed out something I do unconsciously that helps me and others put a positive spin on things. We all experience pain, suffering, disappointment, and even minor irritation on a daily basis. The question is, do we emphasize the...

JumpStart- Can You Say, “Prayer?”

AUDIO SYNOPSIS The more I study the life of Fred Rogers the more I appreciate and admire this man who taught many of us that we’re special “Just the way we are.” You might  be surprised to know that Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister who’s ministry...