Articles on: Inspire

Being Thankful in a Thankless Year – Finding Gratitude

If you’re feeling a little less than thankful this Thanksgiving you’re definitely not alone.  It has been quite a year.   And now as we approach what is normally the busiest travel holiday of the year, we’re being asked to reconsider any travel plans at all.  The challenge this year is finding gratitude when despair and […]

The Power of Laughter

It’s long been said that laughter is the best medicine.  In the 1300’s, Henri de Mondeville, a French Surgeon, was already studying and documenting the positive effects of using laughter as therapy for pain reduction with his patients.  And a full millennium prior that, Aristotle theorized that “Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to Health.” […]

America… You’re Still ‘The Beautiful’

This week our nation will celebrate its 244th birthday.  As the days, weeks, and months have blended into a slurry of one of the strangest times in our nation’s history, it might be a challenge this year for some people to get into the spirit of celebrating on the 4th.   Our great nation and its […]

The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude.  Are you expressing it today?  Are you sure?  It’s not always easy to do.  Life can throw us some unexpected curve balls and there are certainly times when it can be hard to feel any level of gratitude about the circumstances we find ourselves in.   But usually, if you look hard enough you can […]

Celebrating the Chiefs – could your business be next?

No less than a half dozen people asked if there was a business blog coming tied to the Chiefs Super Bowl Victory.   I guess when you’ve been waiting 50 years, it’s expected.  And by now we all know “You Gotta Fight for the Right to Party!   What’s great about sports and business is that […]

Oregon Revisited…

It’s been nearly 15 years since we sold our business in Oregon and moved to Kansas.  This past week, we returned for the first time to the place our now 17 year old daughter was born.  It was also the first time our little family spent in the state as Oregon tourists and not Oregon […]