By Steve Ivaska “God, just don’t let me pass out,” I prayed, and began to crawl on my hands and knees through the snow and towards our lake house. It was the morning after Christmas in 2009, and much to the displeasure of my wife, Pat, I had gone out for a morning run, leaving her to host the kids & grandkids, and prepare brunch for the entire family of fifteen. But running several miles to help reach my personal goal of eleven hundred miles for the year was
By Jeff Spadafora, Director of Global Coaching Services Taking the cowboy approach to your second half? U.S. President Herbert Hoover created a romantic notion of the American ethic when he coined the phrase “rugged individualism.” In the business world (both in the U.S. and internationally) there’s a similar value – “the boot-strapping, self-made millionaire” – that permeates the business person’s psyche. Many successful people attribute their success to attitudes such as independence, self-reliance, courage, hustle, and aggressiveness. While this may have been their mindset, I have found with further questioning, for
By Michelle Spadafora When you envision your ideal second half of life, what do you see? What are your hopes and dreams for 10 years? 20 Years? Even though I don’t know you, I am certain of one thing - you don’t have poor health included in your ideal life. You are not hoping for a heart attack in 10 years and diabetes in 20. Am I right? If good health is something we all want, why is it that so many of us struggle with making healthy, lasting changes?
By Cheri Hudspith, Halftime Institute Alumni and Director of Leadership Development for the Evangelical Center For Spiritual Wisdom When I graduated from college I desired, along with my husband, to be an engaged member of a faith community. I wanted to become a CPA and to balance all that with the addition of raising a family at some point. By age 35, I was living in the reality of all of it and found myself in a miserable place. No one was more surprised than me by that realization. It