One Dad’s Fun, Annual Tradition for Honoring and Deepening His Relationship with His Adult Daughter

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A few years ago, I received a call from a friend of mine who was ecstatic after a breakthrough weekend that he’d just had with his daughter.

That previous Friday afternoon, he’d driven to his daughter’s college campus for the annual Parent’s Weekend.

Between her school work, her boyfriend and her packed social schedule, his daughter’s calendar always seemed to be wonderfully full – and this being her senior year, she seemed to be even busier than usual!

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The Time I Was Incredibly Rude at the Airport, and the Invaluable Life Lesson I Learned from It

What I learned by getting mad at taxi drivers, airport security and missing my kids’ spring break.

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Years ago, I committed to speak at a conference, without realizing at the time that this speaking engagement would cause me to miss most of my children’s spring break.

When the event was over, I wanted to get home as quickly as possible so that I could spend at least a day with my kids before they went back to college.

I’d already arranged to catch an earlier flight over the phone.

I thought everything was sorted out for me to arrive home early…

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Should You Sacrifice Your Financial Stability to Pursue Your Dreams?

Do you have to sacrifice your financial stability in order to build your dreams?

Many of the people I work with have asked me things like:

“Do I have to give up my job in order to pursue my dream? It’s safe and comfortable, but what I REALLY want is to be pursuing something else…”

“But I’m worried that if I go for my dream and it doesn’t work out, I’ll have given up everything that I’ve built up until now. What should I do?” (more…)

Why Celebrating My First Mother’s Day at Age 17 Was Actually a Blessing

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My sons, Rich Boggs and John Boggs – age 5

Mother’s Day is often a day of reflection for me.

I celebrated my first Mother’s Day at the age of 17, and while that may sound scary for some, it was actually a blessing for me.

Whether you’re a mother or not, I’m sure you’ve had moments in your life that have rocked your world in a big way. We’ve all been there.

It’s what we do when we stare down the seemingly impossible situations in our lives that show us what we’re truly capable of. (more…)

Are You Drinking Poison, and Expecting the Other Person to Die?

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Some relationships can make letting go of resentment seem impossible.

They can feel so unhealthy or toxic that, once we finally get out of them, all we want to do is leave them in the past and keep moving forward.

We have no desire to reconcile with the other person who we may feel has wronged or betrayed us…

And we may even look for ways to avoid running into them out there in the world, because we don’t want to be reminded of our negative or painful experience.

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3 Strange Ways to Improve Your Love Life

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, today I’d like to share three strange ways that you can greatly improve your love life. If you’re single and looking to meet that someone special, I think that you’ll find these three tips truly helpful…

And if you’re not single, feel free to share this blog post with someone in your life who isn’t in a relationship, but who would love to be! I’m sure they’ll thank you for sharing this information with them.

These three strange ways that you can greatly improve your love life come to you courtesy of my son, love and relationships expert, Mat Boggs.

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What the Dalai Lama Told Me About His Enemies That Will Cause You to Rethink Your Relationships


Many years ago, I received an invitation to travel to Dharamsala, India, the seat of Tibet’s government in exile, to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The group I represented at the time was to be interviewed to see whether or not we would have the opportunity to co-facilitate three week-long meetings with the Dalai Lama and other world leaders, to discuss how to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Naturally, I said “Yes!”

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Happy Holidays! (Plus, a FREE Gift to Help You Create an Extraordinary 2017)

 

When I was growing up, every Christmas, my dad would tell us a story about how love manifests through human beings.

The telling of this story has become a holiday tradition in my family. My sons now tell this story to their children at Christmas, and one day, my grandchildren will pass it on to their children, too.

The holiday story goes like this…

There once was a kind and decent man. He was generous to his family. He was upright in his dealings with others, but he just didn’t believe all that incarnation stuff which churches proclaim at Christmastime. (more…)

A Simple Gratitude Practice to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving is about reflecting on and appreciating all of the good things that we have in our lives.

Many people will sit around their Thanksgiving dinner table and share something that they feel grateful for, and this is a wonderful way to set the tone for a heartfelt gathering.

But instead of just sharing one thing that you’re grateful for, although you could do that…

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