"Why do we have to go?"
Not naming names, but this question was whined out by one of my four little angels as we prepared to leave for church early yesterday morning.
I know, shocking.
So to those of us who believe in a higher power: Why do we go? Why does an active spiritual life matter for any of us?
Well, the goal of faith is to ...
A New Lens for Old Photos
"When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not." Aleksandar Hemon
If you had to summarize the entirety of your life in one photograph, which one would you use?
The one with your scrunched up, round little face taken the day...
Photo Credit: Mike Coots
What You Do Next Matters
"No matter what sort of difficulties, or how painful the experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster." -Dalai Lama XIV
Earlier this summer I shared an essay about how we all endure moments that drastically change everything that happens after it.
A date that pivot...
John O'Leary welcome professional surfer Bethany Hamilton to the Live Inspired Podcast showing us how to overcome challenges with faith and gratitude.
Bethany Hamilton was just 13 years old when she became a household name after being attacked by a shark while surfing. She lost her arm and nearly her life, but just one month after the attac...
Business Leaders Share the Importance of Humility
"Even on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom." - Michel de Montaigne, 1588
Have you ever wondered what the characteristics are that make someone successful?
The organizers of a leadership conference where I recently spoke invited five of the most influent...
On this week's Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment, John O'Leary shares the importance of choosing joy.
Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.
"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."; - Henri Nouwen
Tune in to...
The Answer Is Yes - But Not For The Reason You Think
"One does not see anything until one sees its beauty." - Oscar Wilde
"Dad, you're so lucky."
I heard these words while preparing for a business trip. I was racing around my bedroom packing clothes into a well-traveled suitcase. The words were spoken by my six-year-old daughter, Gr...
John O'Leary welcomes journalist Keah Brown to the Live Inspired Podcast for a candid conversation that explores how to better accept, love, and empower ourselves and each other.
Keah Brown, the journalist behind the viral #DisabledandCute, exudes pride, confidence, and humor - but that's not always been the case.
Through years of intros...
On this week's Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment, John O'Leary answers a listener's question about what success is.
Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our "Monday Moments" segments.
Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community member Simon.
Simon asked: How would ...
Your Greatest Adventure Yet
"The greatest adventure is found in discovering who you are and the freedom that comes with it."
When I was 24, I became a hospital chaplain.
I aimed to support kids who, like me only 15 years prior, were learning firsthand the power of real courage, resiliency, and fight.
As I trained, I had check-ins wit...