“Let’s cage ourselves and let the animals run free.
Let’s find new stars and new songs to follow.
Let’s build some foundations under our dreams.
For if we have the prowess to destroy the earth,
then we can surely save [...]
Millions of people around the globe ride bicycles, but I have never been so affected by bicycle riders than when I rode through the streets of Beijing, China.
That country houses 1.35 billion people. Their main transportation? The bicycle.
In my early years friends warned that I would get killed by bicycling, mountain climbing and scuba diving for a year in South America.
They feared I might die by traveling across the Outback of Australia. It confounded them that I wanted to [...]
“The sublime and the ridiculous are so often nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.” Thomas Paine
Heading east on Route 92 out of Provo, Utah, Sandi and I cranked hard through the afternoon.
Above us, craggy 10,000 foot peaks poked into a cloudy sky. We sweated our way through deep canyons. We stopped for a rest area at a turnout.
Mark Twain said, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
On my first trip to Alaska as a young adventure-seeker at 24, I woke up in my tent on the Russian River of the Kenai [...]
No matter what you learned in your youth, good or bad, you can change that orientation by understanding what happened to you.
With understanding, you can rewrite the hard drive in your mind. You can decide to take action. You can move toward [...]
Kathy Sparrow is a self-leadership expert and message strategist, lead author of Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. She’s talking to us today about her [...]
Most people think they know exactly what it means to be an adult:
Pay all your bills on time, do your own laundry, and don’t get fired from your job. Or if you’re a little more rebellious, it may be something like: hire someone to [...]
Heading eastbound across southern California, the sun set low in the sky.
We looked for a campsite in the rocky terrain east of Joshua Tree National Monument.
“We better find a spot soon,” Sandi said.
“I’m looking, dear,” I said.
You’ve got them. I’ve got them. Everybody’s got them.
They haunt our dreams. They foment our insecurities. They make us doubt ourselves. They play with our subconscious. They cause us to make silly choices.
What are they? Answer: our demons.
Kathy Fray is a best-selling author from New Zealand. As a respected midwife her book OH BABY … Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored is her country’s No.1 selling guide to childbirth and infants. Kathy discusses parenting [...]
Over the past year, higher education has had an intense national conversation about the need to diversify its faculty, staff and executive administration.
This time has long been coming, as a majority of the young people born are black, brown [...]
If you are like me, you may be tired of this election process and need something else to focus on.
I know I do. This election cycle has given “he said” “she said” a whole new meaning.
When I heard about the “1000 rings” it was like [...]
It could happen in the morning when you pedal down the highway to see dewdrops sparkling off the leaves of a cherry tree.
You stop to pull cherries off the tree along the Lewis and Clark Trail in Oregon. Their succulent sugars bathe your mouth [...]
Bob Ragazzo is a certified Defensive Driving Instructor and founder of Save Your Teen Driver. Texting (also tweeting and snap chatting) While Driving has become an epidemic on our roadways, accounting for at least AT LEAST 5000 [...]
Do you work a nine to five disinteresting job?
Do you watch four hours of television everyday after work? Are your weekends filled with powerboats, beer and grilled ribs? Do you lust for the thrill of the NFL season? Will you be remembered for [...]
Jodi RR Smith is the founder of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting and author of three books including From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Woman.
When you think of etiquette, it may conjure up images of dowager countesses [...]
This summer, after two years existing under assisted living, my mother passed away peacefully in her sleep.
My two younger brothers and I stood near the bed watching her life energy ebb, wane and finally, vanish. She spoke her last words in [...]
On your bicycle, backpack, canoe or any journey, there’s always that special “moment” that pops out of nowhere. It flashes in front of you much like an ephemeral lightning bolt out of the heavens.
It strikes your eyes, your senses, your [...]
Two sisters, Meloti and Isabel Wijsen, 12 and 10, noticed plastic bags clogging the beaches, streams, streets and highways around their tiny island of Bali.
What they witnessed appalled them. Ironically, Bali tourist organizations sang praises [...]
Olympic State of Mind
This week the world descends on Rio De Janeiro for the Summer Olympic Games. The pageantry and excitement hold the attention of the world for the two weeks that world class athletes compete for some of the loftiest accolades [...]
Verdant green lodge pole pines blanket the Mount Holy Cross Wilderness region.
A cobalt sky profiles rolling mountain tundra while gray rock peaks push against the universe. In the valleys, snow-fed sparkling rivers cascade over boulders, while [...]
I often talk about sports. I refer to examples in politics too. The main reason I talk about both is that they are such public examples of effective and less than effective communication.
Sports is a public example of protecting one’s value [...]
What do your really need in your life each day?
Food, water and a place to lay your head! Maybe a few friends to support your journey and share conversations! You need some kind of activity that provides purpose and a feeling of accomplishment. [...]
Barney Kramer is the President of Strategic Management and an experienced leadership trainer, coach, writer and speaker here with us to discuss the why and how of change. Barney shares insights on why it is such a critical component [...]
Yellowstone National Park: when Gerry and Dave pedaled westward, I felt my heart grow sad.
At the gate entrance of Madison Junction campground, I paid my bill for the “Hike-biker” section. No laughter tonight around the campfire. I pitched [...]
Garry Berman is a pop culture historian who has written several books covering a wide range of topics related to entertainment history. His new book For the First Time on Television, details over 100 “firsts” in the [...]
Nick Savage is the founder and CEO of The League Inc., and the Executive Director of The League of Extraordinary Athletes, a non-profit that focuses on delivering concierge services to student-athletes and artists to achieve a [...]
Today’s guest is radio host, programmer and consultant, Chase Patrick Murphy, author of the book #TryHarder and creator of the #Tryharder philosophy – a way of thinking that encourages readers to stop, take a moment and [...]
Marianne Bohr is a travel blogger for the Huffington Post and author of Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries.
Planning A “Gap Year”
What is a Gap year?
How do you muster up the courage to sell [...]