Cam Taylor

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Where Would You Rather Be?

Check out my new book, Detour: A Roadmap For When Life Gets Rerouted, which came out last week! It’s packed full of practical help and inspiration to help you survive and thrive the storms of life. A hitchhiker’s sign read: “Anywhere but here!” When I saw it, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What are they trying […]

Be a Fox not a Porcupine

An old Eastern proverb says: The fox has many tricks, but the porcupine has one big trick. In his book, The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfection, Dr. Rosenthal suggests when dealing with adversity, we are better off being more like the fox than the porcupine. In other words, […]

Waiting

Waiting  n. – remaining inactive in one place while expecting something. It hit me this week – I’ve done SO MUCH waiting! And I’m not sure I like it! Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go […]

The Key to Living Life NOW

Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering [Ida Scott Taylor]. Some things in life are best left in the past […]

Lessons from the Dog Park

While out riding my scooter yesterday, I drove past a new dog park our city built. It has become an instant hit with dogs and dog owners of our city. The number of dogs and dog owners was the highest I’ve ever seen it but what really caught my attention was the ruckus going on […]

Carpe Diem

Most people will tell you the phrase “carpe diem” is Latin for “seize the day.”  When you dig a little deeper, there’s more to it that sheds some light on how we should live! Carpe Diem  [kahr-pey dee-uh m] Carpe – from a Latin verb meaning “I pick, pluck, cull, gather, to eat food.” Also came […]

A Glimpse at New Normal

This week I saw from a distance my new normal and I was not impressed! Maybe it has happened to you. You look into the future and are shocked by what you see coming. The moment I saw this new normal was during my latest hospital visit. This visit was for surgery number eight where […]

The Pathway to Now

Two things happen to keep us from living in the now.  The past and the future. What we do with these two threats to living in the now will determine the quality of our life. Why is living in the now so important? Because “now” is what’s real and where life happens! Because anywhere else […]