Meet Bud at The 2017 NW Book Festival

Meet Bud at The 2017 NW Book Festival

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Bud will be one of the authors at this year's NW Book Festival in Portland, Oregon. If you are local to the Portland area or visiting, please consider joining Bud for the 9th Annual NW Book Festival, happening in downtown Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square on July 29, 2017. Hours are 10:00AM to 4:30PM. The festival is free to the Public.
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Enjoy Your Chemistry!!

Enjoy Your Chemistry!!

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I always knew humans are affected by chemistry (hormones) in our body.  I never really looked into it until recently when my son Grant shared a video by Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last. The gold nugget or ah ha moment for me was when Simon went into detail about the hormones and their role.  It was like a light bulb went on inside my head – Enjoy Your Journey and the 10 Bedrock Truths is all about Enjoying Your Chemistry!! What we do and how we respond affect how our hormone system engages.   The two hormones I want to focus on are Oxytocin and Cortisol. Oxytocin is like an antidepressant and it has a positive effect on prosocial behaviors.  When we have good levels of Oxytocin we are relaxed,…
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Are We Open?

Are We Open?

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What I love about this picture of my son Grant teaching his grandfather how to better use his Iphone is that learning can go both ways.  Here is a guy that was born in the mid 1920's, raised on a ranch in Western South Dakota during the depression, was a navigator on B-29's during WWII and has been shot down, came home and went to college, started a business, and raised a family.  He is open to learning from someone much younger than he is and who has experienced much less of life than he has.  Why? That Iphone allows him to stay in closer contact will family and friends and he recognizes the skill and familiarity that the younger generation has with technology.  His pride does not get in…
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Margin of Money…The Bedrock Truth: Living with Less

Margin of Money…The Bedrock Truth: Living with Less

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On HGTV there are numerous shows on Tiny House Living.  This trend is probably not for everyone, but the idea of living with less should be something everyone should consider.  As I read this article “The Financial Benefits of Living With Less” I was amazed that the average household spends 10% of their income on interest!  Most probably have a mortgage and unless we have overbought, owning a home is a benefit over renting.  But how much of it is car payments and credit cards where we are buying stuff that in a short time it is gone?  My wife used to have the saying “Simple Elegance” and her perspective in decorating a home that  less is better so it doesn’t look cluttered.  I can say I have never bought a new car and…
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