Cam Taylor

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10 Quotes to Increase Resiliency

What exactly is resiliency? The dictionary defines resiliency as: The power or ability to return to the original form, position…after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.* I believe that resiliency is the ability to return to the original form but it’s more. It’s also […]

3 Practical Steps for Finding What’s Worth Looking For

There are two birds with two very different pathways. One bird wakes up in the morning and all it can think about is “where is some dead meat?” The other bird wakes up and all it can think about it “where are those colorful, sweet smelling flowers where I can find some tasty nectar?” The […]

Five Life Lessons in Response to Saying Goodbye

I said good bye to my surgeon this week. The good bye brought a mix of emotions — sadness, gratitude, relief, and peace. Dr Viskontas has been my surgeon since September, 2011. He operated seven times (7 out of 10) with the last surgery performed three weeks ago to remove hardware from my shoulder. He was […]

Five Steps Through Failure

  “Failure is universal. It’s part of the human experience. It’s important to learn how to fail because the only way to achieve anything is to risk failing” (David H. Sandler). In order to get any where in life, you must learn to deal effectively with failure. Whether you are forming a new relationship, starting […]

Six Proven Ways to Regain Momentum

Momentum is your friend. If you have it, be grateful. If you’ve lost it, be intentional and get it back. No one said regaining momentum was easy but there is a pathway for getting it back. mo•men•tum – noun the strength or force that something has when it is moving the strength or force that […]

Worth the Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement, To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss To love is to risk not being […]

Busting the Greener Grass Syndrome

There’s an old saying that often appears true, “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” We fall victim to this limiting belief whenever we start thinking that life would be better if we had what we see others holding in their hands (circumstances, opportunity, possessions, talent, or success). The contrary truth […]

The Secret of Oaks and Diamonds

Do you ever wonder if your life is making a difference? Are you busy waiting for something that hasn’t yet come? Are you in a stormy season that keeps you from “feeling” productive and useful? These questions, for me, have been answered many times with a “yes.” To be honest, I’m unwilling to settle for […]

How to Fan Compassion’s Flame

While out riding my mountain bike this week (an exciting new hobby I was cleared to pursue!), I ran into an old friend I got to know while riding my scooter around the neighborhood over the past 3 years. He also rides a scooter. My friend deals on a daily basis with advanced Parkinson’s but […]

Ubuntu

You can’t exist as a human being in isolation  Desmond Tutu We in the west have a lot to learn from our African brothers and sisters. One of the strengths of their culture is the value they place on community. In the west, we sometimes put the good of the individual over what’s best for […]