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Beyond the Crucible

Dec 22, 2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Except it doesn't always feel that way. The holidays can bring on some serious emotional crucibles -- from tensions among family members, sadness over those who are no longer with us, even struggling to overcome our disappointment in decisions made by loved ones....


Dec 15, 2020

She set out on a quest to become the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica. But 72 days in, when a horrific storm with waves as high as a two-story building caused her mast to topple and nearly sank her boat, Lisa Blair's journey changed from setting a record to staying alive. In the hours that followed, she called...


Dec 8, 2020

She's known internationally as the first woman to sail solo around Antartica, a celebrated explorer who fought through unimaginable trials en route to setting her world record. But before she ever stepped foot off dry land, Lisa Blair was a shy, reserved Australian girl bullied at school. She headed off to university...


Dec 1, 2020

In more than 20 years of playing football, as an amateur and in the NFL, Jeff Kemp was only once earmarked as his team's starting quarterback before the season began. His career never did match that of his legendary dad, AFL standout Jack Kemp -- whose shadow loomed even larger thanks to a distinguished career...


Nov 24, 2020

Life, Dom Brightmon freely admits, can be crappy sometimes. But each of us has the power to flip the switch to "happy" -- the key is to view our crucible experiences as crystal experiences. Through books (like CRAPPY TO HAPPY), public speaking, and working with men and women going through setbacks and failures,...