Get inspired weekly with podcast and article updates

“I Don’t Know”: The Genesis of Inspiration and Adventure

November 11, 2017 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

“Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists…”

Polish poet Wisława Szymborska writes,

Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists generally. There is, has been, and will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination. It may include doctors, teachers, gardeners — and I could list a hundred more professions.
[Read more…]

#52 Lisa Komisza-Keeping Fit When You Don’t Like Gyms

November 7, 2017 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments


My guest today is Lisa Komisza, fitness expert extraordinaire who describes herself as a peak performance personal fitness trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine.

Lisa and I talk a lot about how to stay fit when you hate gyms! You’ll still need to exercise and watch your diet, but Lisa gives excellent feedback on staying fit without trying to be a body-builder.
[Read more…]

Hope for a Future

November 5, 2017 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in life… Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

I just completed, for the second time, Man’s Search for Meaning, by Nazi concentration camp survivor and psychologist Viktor Frankl. The book is ranked as the eighth most influential book ever written, and for good reason.

I thought I would post four quotes from the book and end the post with a couple comments.
[Read more…]

Show Notes #51 Charlie Hedges-Simple Tips for Foreign Travel

October 30, 2017 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

It’s good to be back from a fabulous trip to Peru where we visited Machu Picchu and other Inca Ruins. We then spent 8 days in Buenos Aires, including a 2-day side trip to incomparable Igauzu Falls.

But, more on that later.

After this trip I thought I’d like to review a few traveling tips for those considering foreign travel. So today will be a “solo-sode” we me sharing from my multiple travel experiences and then more particularly on my recent trip to South America.

After all, the Next Chapter with Charlie is the place to discover how you might more knowledgeably move on to your next chapter, even it if it’s a little1-3 week holiday.
[Read more…]

Risk: The Root of Passion

October 28, 2017 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

“Life’s great paradox is the struggle between risk and security.” Gregg Levoy

I was twenty years old when I decided to leave my scholarship at UCLA in my 3rd year to hitchhike around the United States. It was 1970, I was a longhaired pinky commie hippie totally done with school and gymnastics. (It would be twelve years before I returned to college.)
[Read more…]