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Stress and the Sun

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” – Juvenal 

What can the sun and oak tree teach us about healthy and unhealthy stress?

A healthy amount of sun/stress is needed for the oak tree to make its food through the process of photosynthesis. Like the oak tree, we need life’s challenges to keep us green and growing, as a life void of challenges is not only boring but causes us to lose our competitive edge and ultimately our passion.  Learning to deal with the inevitable setbacks of life makes us stronger and more resilient and keeps us from becoming ripe and rotting.

An unhealthy amount of sun/stress can be debilitating to both the oak tree and humans.  If the oak tree was subjected to the power of the sun for 24 hours each day, it would ultimately wilt and die from overexposure.  Like humans, the oak tree needs the darkness of night to refresh and reenergize.

Takeaway: To achieve healthy growth, we need to embrace the inevitable stresses of life while incorporating the needed rest to reenergize our body, mind and soul.


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Relationships Health Quiz

Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future

Are your relationships healthy?  Take the following assessment to find out:

Relationships Health Quiz

How healthy are your relationships?


  1. Do you enjoy being with this person?
  2. Do you trust this person?
  3. Do you feel comfortable sharing your feelings with this person without fear of retribution?
  4. Does this person listen without judging or offering advice?
  5. Does this person tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear?
  6. Has the relationship with this person improved the quality of your life?
  7. Does this person drain or energize your spirit?
  8. Do you feel better after spending time with this person?


The above questions should focus on friends, family and business associates.  It is a proven fact that the quality of one’s life is a direct reflection of the quality of one’s relationships.  How healthy are your relationships?




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Winners don’t quit before the blessing!

A tree resisted

This tree met some resistance in its growth, but it persevered through numerous obstacles by going over, around and through them.  The lesson: What obstacles are keeping you from growing and what are you going to do to persevere? Winners don’t quit before the blessing!

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Acorn To Oak Tree Time Lapse Video

Oak trees are renowned for growing slowly but that didn’t stop photographer Neil Bromhall. The acorn was collected in September and filmed in an underground set using a 2 hour interval between exposures. The acorn split soon after it was planted and continued to split during the winter months. In January the first sign of root growing could be seen followed in February by the emergence of shoot. Website.

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Seven Days In Utopia

I highly encourage you to watch the movie “Seven Days in Utopia”. The movie is based on the book “Golf’s Sacred Journey” by my friend, Dr. David Cook. David is a noted sports psychologist and one of the most authentic and caring men that I have ever met. Be sure and spread the word to family and friends. Both golfers and non-golfers will enjoy this powerful story of a young man’s journey to significance. (Click for movie trailer)

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