weekly anecdotes

Glenn's Weekly Motivational-The 24 Hour No Complaint Challenge

Steph and I didn’t have a good weekend. Madelyn had a volleyball tournament on Saturday that we all went to and supported, which was nice..Sunday, we all played baseball in the sunshine, but her and I weren’t clicking and I know why. As I analyze our relationship, as many of you might do in your...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-When Was The Last Time You Learned a New Skill?

When was the last time you learned a new skill? Or better yet, when was the last time you actually conquered a skill that previously brought you anxiety? For most of us, we execute our routine day after day and never look for the satisfaction of doing something different. The reasons could be...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-Are You Transparent With Yourself?

Everyone seems to be throwing around the word "transparent". Be transparent to your spouse, be transparent with your friends, to the mail carrier, the dog walker. It's an effort to bring more authenticity to your life and that's an encouraging thing, but what about being transparent with yourself?...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-All You Need Is...Time

I read an article that said the ideal amount of free time humans need each day is 2.5 hours. Any less, and we become stressed, any more and we feel lazy and unproductive. How do you spend your free time, assuming you even have it? Let me guess, it's probably a lot like mine. Maybe you work all day...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-How To Worry Yourself To Wellness

I read recently that 92% of what we worry about never actually happens. 92% PERCENT! That means, of all the things that cause us anxiety, only 8 percent of it is justified. Frightening how much time and emotion we allocate towards situations that are meaningless, isn't it? With that being said, I...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-Stop Living Your Life By The Numbers

Do you ever stop and realize how much of our life is controlled by numbers? I mean, specific numbers. We strive to see that perfect number on our scales, on our paychecks, on our kid's sports medals..and it doesn't stop there. We fuel our inner egos by insisting that the greater the number, the...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-How To Say Goodbye

This week I find myself saying goodbye to our couch. I also find myself having trouble doing so. How do you toss to the curb something that has such sentimental value? You see, my mom bought Steph and I living room furniture when we got married. Since then, I am reminded of just how much has...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-Hit The Pause Button

Hey guys, I hope you had a good week. I got to spend some much needed time with Steph and the kids with all this snow. At home. Not going anywhere. No soccer, no basketball, no shopping, no appointments, nowhere to be. Waking up on Sunday we had to figure out what size lego house we were gonna...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-Being Thankful in a Thankless World

For many, Thanksgiving is a time of thanks and gratitude for the people and things in our life. So, why is it that the week of Thanksgiving is one of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing times of the year? You are not alone in feeling that way. Why is is that people seem to keep adding to your...
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Glenn's Weekly Motivational-Embracing The Unique Child

Yesterday was my son Cooper’s 7th birthday. Getting the opportunity to celebrate birthdays at this age is a reminder of how quickly it all is gonna go. Yesterday, it was all about his beloved sloths; T-shirts, stuffed animals, coloring books, you name it. I don’t know why he has been so drawn to...
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