Life is a journey

Life is a Journey, Not a Competition

​An article by Peggy Drexler, which recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, cited the 80-year-long Harvard Study of Adult Development which found that, “…it’s not Money or fame, nor possessions or looks, that lead to happiness but, rather, strong relationships.” Strong personal relationships with people we love and care about who are honest, transparent,…

Bruce Halle

Five Simple Life Lessons from the Founder of Discount Tire

An article by Harvey Mackay, which appeared in a recent edition of the Arizona Republic, featured Bruce Halle, the recently deceased founder of Discount Tire. During his career, Mr. Halle took Discount tire from a single store to 975 stores in 34 states and nearly 20,000 employees and the company is still thriving. In Mr.…

Smiling Heart Beat

Four Easy to Keep Health Resolutions that have a Huge Payoff

Amanda Oglesby, of the Asbury Park Press, wrote an article titled, “Realistic Resolutions,” which appeared in the New Year’s Day edition of The Arizona Republic. In the article, two medical experts were asked for their take on “…easy-to-keep New Year resolutions that have the biggest payoff.” Here’s a summary of what they came up with: Walk More.…

A Heart-Warming Holiday Football Story

This past December 27, the University of Arizona played Purdue University in the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, California. My nephew, Chris, plays tuba in the University of Arizona marching band. About 50 of the band members including Chris departed from Phoenix for Santa Clara on Christmas Day. They needed to play at a…

Excellent Advice for Dealing with Toxic People

Tracy Myers, a friend of mine who owns Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston Salem, North Carolina, made this excellent post on Facebook on December 30: “Remember the old saying: “If you lie with the dogs then you’ll rise with the fleas”? It’s true. That’s why I encourage you to look closely at your relationships…