The Greatest Gifts Are Not Money
What are the greatest gifts? What are the best gifts you can leave behind? My friend Gina died recently. A brain tumor took…
How Can I Get Closer to My Parents?
In the family legacy process, I sometimes have kids come to me and ask, “How can I get closer to my parents?” …
When A Parent’s Hardest Task Is To ‘Not Do’
“When it comes to your children, the hardest thing is to not do.” –David Green. What does it mean to “not do?”…
Building Legacy, Season After Season
Legacy seasons. I remember when our boys were still young, they took a liking to soccer. I was a baseball player so it…
It’s Time to Reconsider Generational Impact
When we consider the idea of family, the idea of generational impact should be a bigger topic. What do I mean?
Alone While Together: The Slow Drift of Apathy
He lost his family. No, they didn’t die. There was no airplane crash, divorce, affair, or breakdown. But it was as serious….
His Quiet Efforts Rescued Hundreds of Children
Some of the best generosity stories feature ordinary people who quietly do extraordinary things for others. Such is the story of Nicholas…
What’s A Parent’s Most Important Job?
Have you ever listed out a parent’s fundamental responsibilities? It’s not just making sure the kids gets fed and clothed.
Another Story One Seat Over: Hope is a Dangerous Thing
It was a slow Tuesday night in the airport. The tables were mostly empty, but I wanted a meal before my flight….
Giving Her Best to Make a Difference
What are you about? Not just a career or a job, but a passion. What drives you to give your best?
American Ideas About Family Shift Dramatically
The idea of family in America is changing. Or, rather, it has changed. Americans hold a rapidly shifting patchwork of views toward…
The Purpose of Family: Training the Next Generation For Good
What’s the purpose of family? I ask that question of the families that I work with. I get some good answers, but…