Cam Taylor

Be inspired. Be focused. Be tenacious.

The Secret to Experiencing Rhythm

Ol’ Fred had lived a good life and was now lying in a hospital bed near the end of his life. The family was gathered around along with their pastor who had come to say a few words and offer some encouragement. As the pastor stood next to the bed, Ol’ Fred’s condition appeared to […]

Taking the Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom (Anais Nin). Not all risk is created equal. What may appear like a safe decision or action may actually be the greater risk. How do you tell the difference between playing […]

Looking Back on 2012

One of the rituals when closing out one year and preparing for the next is to reflect on the year that was. This blog which I started in June, has become a place where I’ve been able to share what I’ve been learning during my time of healing and recovery. As I look back on […]

10 Questions to Refocus Your Life

From time to time it’s worthwhile to stop and take stock of your life.  Since the current year is about to appear in the rear view mirror, now is an excellent time to do some personal reflection. One way to deepen your learning from the past and move forward with purposeful action in the future […]

Five Ways to Deal Doggedly With Worry

wor·ry   [wur-ee, wuhr-ee] To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. To disturb the peace of mind of. To proceed doggedly in the face of difficulty or hardship; struggle. To seize with the teeth and shake or tug at repeatedly. If you’re like me, I was surprised by definition 3 and 4. In my mind, […]

Your Personal Growth Plan

What is your personal growth plan?  Does it happen haphazardly or by design?  I’ve been asking myself this question lately because even though there is a lot about my life I can`t change or control, this area I can do something about. I’m not sure who said it but it’s so true… When you’re through […]

Hold Fast to Your Dreams

One of my favorite poems is written by The Harlem Poet, Lanston Hughes: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams go, life is a frozen field covered with snow. On this, the first day of my 53rd year, […]

Metaphors to Keep You in Flight

Metaphors are like an old friend.  They are easy to be around plus they help transport us from the familiar surroundings of our current world to the unfamiliar reality of a new world.  In that new world are buried untapped resources awaiting discovery. Practically, metaphors tap into right brain activity – the emotional and experiential […]

Journaling – Benefiting Recovery and Life

One practice useful for processing life’s experiences of trauma, pain and adversity is journaling.  Truth be told, it`s been a practice of mine for years and has only grow more valuable during this season of adversity and recovery. Journaling can take on many different forms (be it paper or electronic) and be used for a […]