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18 12, 2018

What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?

2018-12-19T10:42:25-07:00December 18th, 2018|

The cold winter winds have blown the grey skies away to beautiful blue this week, giving us a new look at the majestic mountains that surround us. I am once again awestruck by the beauty of the place in which we have the privilege to live. As we move toward the holidays, I love to watch the homes and streets light up with decorations; it’s a sign of life, and  Read more »

4 12, 2018

Top 5 things to do in December

2018-12-05T15:41:31-07:00December 4th, 2018|

December is a crazy time of year. Year end at work, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and food. Food and more food. Personally, I workout more this month so I can eat more. It’s the time of year I am willing put extended time in the gym so I can eat and drink whatever I want. The other top 5 things I do in December that you can too: 1. Birthdays.  Read more »

21 11, 2018

Count Your Blessings

2018-11-21T13:13:55-07:00November 21st, 2018|

Remember learning the song as a child, “Count your many blessings, name them one by one….”? If you are like me, you will now be humming this song and will have it in your head for the rest of the day. In this Season of Thanksgiving, it is a great time for us all to be reminded to count our many blessings. My daughter spent time a few years ago  Read more »

15 11, 2018

Gratefulness

2018-11-15T10:28:03-07:00November 15th, 2018|

Thanksgiving is a great time of year. Time with family. Time to watch Basketball. Many do turkey trots or play flag football with friends (be careful you could twist a knee or rupture your Achilles tendon as you get older). I wanted to think of things I was grateful for and came up with the standard: Live in America, Family, etc. Then I decided. What am I grateful for that  Read more »

23 10, 2018

What Do You Need to Let Go?

2018-10-24T16:27:10-07:00October 23rd, 2018|

Fall is here in the Northwest and with it crisp temperatures with a bit of morning mist giving way to warm sunny days. Though I love the change of seasons I must admit I am mourning the end of summer just a bit. Out on the golf course yesterday the deep green of the fir trees against the bright changing colors of red and gold on the stately maples created  Read more »

6 09, 2018

25 Days to a Half-Marathon

2018-09-06T18:07:31-07:00September 6th, 2018|

Bellingham Bay Marathon is September 30, 2018 and I just signed up. It should be glorious. Fall color on the leaves, slight chill in the air; high energy and I will run with a great friend. He asked me to hold him accountable, so I decided to reciprocate. Why not? I mentioned it to my wife and she said “It’s only a half, you should. You have done Ironman, 2-day  Read more »

13 07, 2018

Leader vs. Finisher

2018-08-14T16:11:10-07:00July 13th, 2018|

  Leader vs. Finisher By Graham Youtsey Soccer is loved by millions, yet detested by almost as many. Kind of like the POTUS now that I think of it.  A huge soccer fan myself, I have joined the more than 3 billion viewers of the World Cup. Clint Dempsey is one of the top players in the US and one of the best American players ever. He has played in  Read more »

21 06, 2018

Calm Your Busy Mind

2018-06-21T14:45:32-07:00June 21st, 2018|

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning and you have settled in at your desk to prioritize your day. With your top three important tasks clearly outlined, you dive into the first project. Before you even realize it has happened your mind has wandered away from what you are working on. You find yourself thinking about the school function you need to attend this evening and you can’t forget to leave  Read more »