Going to the Moon

July 22nd, 2019

It started with a vision cast by President Kennedy. "We will go the moon and other hard things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." 50 years later we still revel in the audacity of courage. What hard things do you need to do?  Includes a reading from Living a Life of Yes: How One Word Changes Everything

20 Years Later: A Columbine Survivor Helps Others Thrive Despite Trauma

June 18th, 2019

Kristen Krueger, Author of Healing the Invisible Wounds of Trauma: A Columbine Survivor’s Story talks about trauma and how to not only survive, but to thrive. She demystifies the misunderstandings and distortions about trauma, bridging the gap between what professionals and talking heads want you to believe and the truth from a survivor.

Dinner With Strangers - #12

May 27th, 2019

Living a Life of Yes means stretching your mind, stretching your heart. It means sitting at a table with those you don't agree and listening and learning. 

The Inexplicable Staircase, Living a Life of Yes #11

March 2nd, 2019

The Inexplicable Staircase in a Santa Fe has a beautiful tradition -- perhaps even miraculous. It was an impossible architectural challenges. Skilled craftsmen passed on the project. But a solitary carpenter using only a saw, a hammer and a square took it on. He disappeared without leaving a bill. The best miracles defy logic and come from unlikely places at the hands of expected people.  

 

 

“Floating on a Lawnchair” — LLY Episode #10

January 27th, 2019

Larry Walters was called a dunce, a moron, a fool. He decided to strap his lawnchair to 45 weather balloons and float to the heavens. 15,000 feet later, he had accomplished his lifetime dream. I think Larry is a hero, living out his dreams no matter what others thought. 

“Don’t Quit” Living a Life of Yes #9

January 13th, 2019

The Mississippi River starts off as a small stream in Minnesota. It takes the collective addition of thousands of tributaries to make it "Mighty." Our efforts don't always look like they are making a difference. But when added to the other's, they can make an impact. Did you know Vincent Van Gogh sold one painting in his life, painting in obscurity? And yet his work has changed art perhaps forever. Don't quit. 

Make “Yes” be Your Word of the Year

December 31st, 2018

A modern twist on the traditional New Year’s Day resolution is to adopt a single word or phrase for the year. Some people pick words like “forgiveness,” “service” or “freedom.” But the word I chose three years ago wasn't particularly profound. It wasn’t all that deep. It wasn’t spiritual. It was a simple word. “Yes.”

Lessons from Buddy the Elf - Life the Life of the Innocent Dreamer

December 21st, 2018

Buddy the Elf doesn't fit in anywhere. He's a human who is failing as an elf at the North Pole. And on earth, his child-like ways don't mesh with modern life. He embraces the wonder of whatever world he is in and bypasses the judgement of others. If you want to live a life of Yes, you'll need to quit worrying about fitting in. Dreamers aren't always popular. And rarely are they part of the crowd. So just dream. 

“Ripple Effect” — Episode #6

December 10th, 2018

When you say "yes," you're not just impacting your life. You might also inspire someone else and they'll be the one to do the great thing. In this episode we'll review a few words that changed the hearts of men and women. And a few simple inventions that changed the course of history. You never know what you impact you'll have on those around you and maybe the world. 

Living a Life of Yes #5, “Embrace Discomfort”

November 25th, 2018

When you are in recovery, with a felony on your record, employment doesn't come easy. But Spring Back Colorado has been giving men a chance for seven years now, and they have recycled more than 381,000 mattresses. For Christopher Conway, the entire Spring Back operation has been about saying yes – even when it was uncomfortable.

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