Monday Morning Boost: What Will You Do With Your One Day?

Monday Morning Boost: What Will You Do With Your One Day?

Asking what we will do with our One Day is one of the most powerful questions we can ask ourselves. ⁠ Those traveling a journey of healing, especially with addiction, often focus on “One Day At Time” as their mantra for making it through each day. While extremely empowering during the struggle through the muck and mire of life, such a focus on One Day can also be beneficial for the more beautiful times of life. ⁠ Every day is…

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Monday Morning Boost: “Give What Hurts”

Monday Morning Boost: “Give What Hurts”

When it comes to “Building A Community… A Business… [and] A Team,” the focus of the Intermountain Growth Summit Elisa and I attended Friday at Utah State University’s Huntsman School of Business, Ashray Cooper said you need to “give what hurts.” Arshay Cooper understands what it means to give what hurts. Raised on the West Side of Chicago by a single mom in a neighborhood surrounded by gangs and drugs, life was anything but easy for Ashray. But a chance…

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UPDATED: Monday Morning Boost: Korean War Chaplain Awarded Medal of Honor

UPDATED: Monday Morning Boost: Korean War Chaplain Awarded Medal of Honor

AN UPDATE TO A MONDAY MORNING BOOST I ORIGINAL WROTE ON APRIL 8, 2013   ARMY TIMES: Medal of Honor recipient, a chaplain who died in captivity, identified among Korean War remains ARMY TIMES: Army chaplain considered for sainthood is buried in Wichita I had never heard of Father Emil Kapaun before yesterday. But after reading of his heroic actions as a chaplain during the Korean War, I will never forget him. This coming Thursday, the nation will officially recognize Kapaun for…

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Monday Morning Boost: Creating Greatness

Monday Morning Boost: Creating Greatness

We are great simply because we are great. No title needed. No adornments. No requisites. Simply by being born we are great. Our humanity is enough. We are great just as we are, even with all our natural inherent flaws, weaknesses, and mistakes. Discovering our own greatness at this simple yet crucial level will magnify all of the wonderful opportunities that become part of our lives, including some of the wonderful roles we embrace. I am a better parent, sibling,…

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Monday Morning Boost: Following The Yellow Brick Road

Monday Morning Boost: Following The Yellow Brick Road

What do you do when you’re on a flight, and you really need to work on a project, but you have an opportunity to engage in an incredible conversation with the person sitting next to you? As for me, I tend to engage in conversation. That’s exactly what happened last night on a flight home from Kansas instead of writing today’s Monday Morning Boost. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD When Dorothy and Toto realized they, were “not in Kansas anymore,”…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Harmonious Silence of Heaven

Monday Morning Boost: The Harmonious Silence of Heaven

In the frigid temperatures of a Stalag, a pianist with numb fingers composed. Amidst the sweltering rubble of tyranny, a priest came out to pray. Soaring lower than planned on, four strangers plowed millions of dollars into the ground. Across the vast prairies, cached at the base of majestic peaks, a collected diversity of hope created a community connected. And the harmonious silence of heaven commenced. THE QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME On the eve of the 20th anniversary…

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Monday Morning Boost: Creating The Most Perfect S’More

Monday Morning Boost: Creating The Most Perfect S’More

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO REJUVENATE IS TO SIT AROUND A CAMPFIRE AND CREATE THE PERFECT S’MORE! That’s exactly what we are doing this Labor Day weekend, camping at Willow Flat up Cub River Canyon near Preston, Idaho. We’ll hike a little, read a book or two, and sleep. We’ll listen to the creek gurgle and the birds call out to each other. Maybe we’ll even see some wildlife. Mostly, we’ll relax, hang out, talk and laugh, and sit…

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Monday Morning Boost: We Must Live The Warrior Creed

Monday Morning Boost: We Must Live The Warrior Creed

I Wasn’t Prepared To See The Names. For three days I had been around the “Cost of Freedom Tribute” featuring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. It was the focus of last weeks’ Monday Morning Boost and Thursday’s Red Edge Live. I spoke Friday at the “Night Like No Other” concert and honor program. Saturday morning I listened with respect as the names of all Utah’s Fallen Military were read as part of the Michael J. Allred “Ride For The Fallen”…

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Monday Morning Boost: Cost of Freedom Tribute

Monday Morning Boost: Cost of Freedom Tribute

He felt lost in the soul but content living in his ramshackle camp. He was tall though it was hard to tell as he was quite hunched over. His face hadn’t seen a razor in several weeks and his hair was matted and dirty. When he smiled, which he did quite easily, I could see he was missing a few teeth. A worn-out tent along with an equally worn-out sleeping bag was his home. A stuffed army duffle bag, faded…

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Monday Morning Boost: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

Monday Morning Boost: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

I recently had an engaging conversation with my friend Rebekah Anderson. She was sharing some thoughts of her own, along with quoting someone she respects. As I read through the thoughts Rebekah shared, I realized I saw things differently than she did. Imagine seeing things differently than another person. Crazy, I know! We all know disagreeing with people is simply a part of life. And we see the results of those disagreements played out without restraint all over social media. Makes…

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