Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Dealing with Feelings Associated with COVID-19

We are all experiencing various different feelings that come up when we reflect on COVID-19. It is important to pay attention to those feelings and work through them. Processing our unpleasant feelings helps us to connect with what is really important to us and helps us to shift to a better place. Here is a video I posted on YouTube on the topic.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Interview of The Importance of Volunteering on Be a Force Podcast

Here is an interview I recently did with Melissa Lopez, a radio personality at CBS Radio, on Be a Force Podcast. We discussed the importance of volunteering and how to cultivate passionate volunteers, the importance of giving and the difference between empathy vs. sympathy.

Check out the link below.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Essentials for Cultivating Passionate Volunteers and Leaders

Special thanks to Viral Roots Media for putting this video together. Feel free to share and don't forget to get your free 30 minute session with the purchase of the book for a limited time. Just email a photo of the receipt to

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Empathy vs Sympathy - Differentiation in NVC

Part of Nonviolent Communication video series on key differentiations by Eddie Zacapa.
Suggested Reading:
The Power of Empathy

Here is a video that I did some years ago on the differentiation between empathy and sympathy. I believe that the most precious gift we can offer someone is to listen to them and offer empathy. I hope that you enjoy this video and practice the power of empathy in your life.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Best Thing by JJ Heller

This song reminds me of how important it is to find our voice and to express and live who we are and who we are meant to be.

So many times we try to be somebody else to fit in and keep up with the world's fads. May we find our voice and not follow the crowd. It takes courage to stand out and step out and live our life and dreams. May you be inspired by this song as you sing your song for all to hear.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Bookery Bookstore in Placerville

The Bookery in Placerville, CA. 
My book, Essentials for Cultivating Passionate Volunteers and Leaders, is now available to purchase at The Bookery in Placerville, CA. If you happen to be passing through on your way to Tahoe you can visit Main Street in Placerville and check out The Bookery.

The Bookery, located on 328 Main Street, California, is a independent bookstore that has been around for over 30 years. Ciela Lux and Nancy Dunk purchased the store on September 1, 1983 and have been working together from then until present.

The Bookery, which was started by Gary Pigg and John Conforti in 1981, has a great variety of books and attracts locals as well as visitors.

The bookstore has also been linked to romance. To read more about a couple that met there on a blind date and later got married and other love stories click here.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Persey, our cat, hanging out with a friend. 

Every once in the while I like to see what others are posting online that is really uplifting or just plain interesting! Here are some recent finds. Relax and enjoy the links while you enjoy your weekend! 

Natural phenomenon transforms hummingbird's wings into tiny rainbows.

Cute dalmation with heart-shaped spots around his eyes. 

Check out Keanu Reeves as every Disney prince. 

Looking for a tattoo? And here are some temporary tattoos to try out to show some pride. 

Decorate a van to take on the next road trip. 

Rare creature identified as albino porcupine.

Check out these really cool tree houses

Read about how one man repopulated a rare butterfly species in his backyard! 

You can also check out my past cool finds below:

Really Cool Finds 7/11/12

Really Cool Finds 4/20/12

Really Cool Finds 2/12/11 

Really Cool Finds 11/21/09

Really Cool Finds 8/22/09

Really Cool Finds 7/26/12

Monday, July 08, 2019

Feature Photo

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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Coco Gauff's Inspirational Comeback

Cori "Coco" Gauff, a 15-year-old tennis player, is taking the world by storm. The teen sensation came from behind in a gritty match against Polona Hercog to advance to the round of 16 at Wimbledon. She is the youngest player to play in the tournament.

In a her first match of the tournament she beat  Venus Williams, a five time champion.

After dropping the first set 3-6 in her match against Hercog, she came back to win the last two sets. At one point Hercog was one point away from victory. Watch the videos below to see how people reacted to her win and her match point.

Gauff, from Florida, was ranked 313th going in to the match.