Eric Recker on Life

Long After We Are Gone

Long After We Are Gone

Death and Taxes have been called the two certainties in life. I would argue that legacy is another one of those certainties.  We will be remembered after we are gone.  And I would also argue that...

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Will You Notice Me?

Will You Notice Me?

To say we had a unique Thanksgiving is an understatement. We took advantage of our schedules aligning and decided to take a trip before the busyness of Christmas, band trip, and finals happen. And...

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What is it about Mondays?

What is it about Mondays?

Why do we hate Monday?  Why is the thought of the start of a new week so threatening and the weekend so alluring? Why have songs been written about Manic Mondays and Living for the Weekend?  And why...

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We Are Better Together

We Are Better Together

Pibon Ansam. Creole for better together. A phrase that has meant so much to me over six years of being a member of the board for Many Hands For Haiti. A phrase that has become a way of life for me....

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When The Teacher Becomes The Student

When The Teacher Becomes The Student

I needed to learn a lesson.   We all have lessons to learn from time to time and apparently mine for this week was significant. And let me just say it is humbling to realize you don’t have all...

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Managing Energy

Managing Energy

I am, in fact, not 18 anymore. When was the first you had that same realization?  When did you fully notice that you don’t have the same energy level that you did in your teen years?  When did you...

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Productivity And Rest- Part Deux

Productivity And Rest- Part Deux

Yes. Part Deux. Can anyone see the reference?  If so I salute you! Here’s the thing… The consensus is that many of us feel bad about resting. As I suspected, I am not the only one. And you aren’t...

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Productivity and Rest

Productivity and Rest

I am one of those people… You know- the kind of people of which would be said, “Oh him, he just doesn’t sit still very well.” I don’t really know at what point in my life I convinced myself that...

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A Life of Balance

A Life of Balance

A full-plate season. Too much in my plate. Busy, busy, busy!!! Overwhelmed. Stretched. Worn. Do any of these resonate with you? Recently I was talking to one of my allies (my term for my coaching...

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Our Past- Teacher Or Anchor?

Our Past- Teacher Or Anchor?

Can you imagine the feeling of freedom? It’s not as far away as we thing! Those who know me, know that I have a history of being bullied during my formative years. That part of my story was a heavy...

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Learning From You

Learning From You

Wow. What a response! I am humbled and thankful for all the responses I go to my post about learning! You all are amazing. I asked for a simple favor in my Wednesday post and sprinkled through here...

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You Can Learn A Lot From A Tree.

You Can Learn A Lot From A Tree.

The fabulous Amy Recker and I purchased our home in January of 2020. It was a beautiful 1940 Tudor home in need of some serious TLC and removal of seven layers of wallpaper upstairs. Yes. One layer...

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Change. Are We Ready?

Change. Are We Ready?

I think we all remember that day. I was in a practice management seminar in the fall of my senior year of dental school. Our entire class was in the room and I will never forget the presenter....

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Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

Does anyone else feel like life is a big series of fight or flight moments lately? Are you like me and feel like there is an unnamed urgency with everything? News. Social Media. Schedules....

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The Danger of Measuring

The Danger of Measuring

Recently I was in Northern Maine for a family vacation. It was amazing. We were in Boston for 4 days and then headed north. Can we give God a big round of applause?  He really has created some...

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The Thing About Mondays

The Thing About Mondays

Why do we hate Monday?  Why is the thought of the start of a new week so threatening and the weekend so alluring? Why have songs been written about Manic Mondays and Living for the Weekend? And why...

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The Thing About Change

The Thing About Change

Life changes. That’s what it does. Very few things stay the same over the long haul. Recently I had one of those moments. The kind where you wrap your head around something. And you feel like you...

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Conviction

Conviction

Recently I was on my way home from a trip and was on a layover in Chicago waiting for a connecting flight to Des Moines. We were in the small plane section of the airport and the food options were...

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