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The Journey Towards a Balanced Life
Living a Mindful Life

Living a Mindful Life

In this week's Wednesday Wisdom segment I discuss how living a more mindful life can lead to witnessing some of the most inspirational moments of our time. Note: The featured image is a view from the top of the top of the Swallow Cliff Pavilion. The "Mindful Tree"...

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What Is Success?

What Is Success?

In this Wednesday Wisdom segment I discuss how success is an individual journey. https://youtu.be/wCmE3_iVn44

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June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month

In this edition of Wednesday Wisdom I discuss how a wellness plan should address the aspects of mind, body, and spirit in order to achieve a more balanced life. These tips apply to women as well as men (except for the prostate exam- however Ladies, encourage the man...

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The Weight of the World

The Weight of the World

In this Wisdom Wednesday Segment I discuss my experience with occupational stress as a first responder. https://youtu.be/ho26k-zRjw4

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My Farewell

My Farewell

To My Brother and Sister First Responders, Today we celebrated my last day of active service with the Alsip Fire Department.  When all is said and done, I will have served just slightly over 25 years in this uniform.  Tomorrow will be different as I have...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

In the Wednesday Wisdom segment I discuss how the fear of failure often impedes us from taking risks to pursue what we want in life. https://youtu.be/dbrTnl1QN00

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Life Transitions

In this Wisdom Wednesday segment, I address on how I am feeling about my upcoming retirement from the fire service. This is a major life transition that I am completely at peace with. I am entering the 3rd Act in life, which can often times be the best....

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