Eric Recker on Life

The Everything Myth

The Everything Myth

This one will drain you faster than just about anything I know. How do I know?  I know because this plagued me for the first 20 years of my dental practice.   But I didn’t even know what to call it....

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Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It?

The question stung a little.  But if I am being honest, it shouldn’t have surprised me.  It was a consider the source type of question as the person who asked had lived a life in which I wouldn’t be...

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Discouragement

Discouragement

You all know how I feel about encouragement.   For those who don't, here you go- I feel it is a superpower we all have access to.  There is a relatively easy onboarding to being an encourager.  And...

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Living While Dying

Living While Dying

When you hear something once you may dismiss it.  When you hear it a second time, you perk up. When everywhere you look or listen you hear it, see it, and feel it- you know you better pay attention....

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Me and Clark Griswold

Me and Clark Griswold

I don’t know Sparky… I just have this feeling.  Confession time- I have a little (a lot) of Clark W Griswold III.  I set expectations that no family event can ever live up to.  When have I done...

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Resolutions or Habits

Resolutions or Habits

It’s that time of the year. You are probably familiar with the drill. The last number of the year changes and a world of new possibilities is opened up. A new year for gym memberships, diets,...

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Be Intentional- At Christmas

Be Intentional- At Christmas

Life doesn’t happen by accident.  I don’t know about you, but I have had to learn that the hard way.  And anyone (else) who has waited too long to buy Christmas presents knows what I am talking...

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Maybe I am getting old- or maybe just oldER.   Maybe I am just getting nostalgic. Maybe I am just becoming more of a #noticer of things and people and experiences. I don’t know about you, but as I...

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Inner Circle

Inner Circle

We Are Better Together One of the worst feelings in the world is to feel alone.  Like you have to do life all by yourself.  It stings.  It isolates.  It destroys hope. Let’s be honest- it sucks.  At...

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Wearing Multiple Hats

Wearing Multiple Hats

If you know me, you know I am a high-capacity kind of person.  What does that even mean?  I think it means God has blessed me with the ability to work at a high level in many arenas. This has played...

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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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