Category Archives: Reflections

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

The tranquil beauty of Trout Lake Farm West. Echinacea flowers reach towards the sun while Mount Adams stands guard in the background. Trout Lake, WA; 2015.
The tranquil beauty of Trout Lake Farm West. Echinacea flowers reach towards the sun while Mount Adams stands guard in the background. Trout Lake, WA; 2015.

I recently watched a candid interview with Pope Francis as part of a special episode of 60 Minutes. I admire many things about this pontiff from his position on climate change to his vision of inclusion in the church (and in society) and beyond.

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Success in the New Year Starts Here

Today’s next generation of Nutrilite™ Double X™ food supplement. Health-conscious people around the world have been reaching for Double X™ supplement for nearly 70 years as part of their resolution to achieve and maintain optimal health. 2017.
Today’s next generation of Nutrilite™ Double X™ food supplement. Health-conscious people around the world have been reaching for Double X™ supplement for nearly 70 years as part of their resolution to achieve and maintain optimal health. 2017.

Judging by all the online polls, it looks like getting healthy and living life to the fullest continue to be popular New Year’s resolutions, which I certainly applaud. If you’re among the millions who make this annual list, I hope you’ll add one more resolution: be more successful. What do I mean by success? The answer lies in a childhood lesson from my father.

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A Father’s Day Tribute to My Dad

A photo mosaic of Carl F. Rehnborg looking off into the distance. The image serves as a reminder that people are at the heart of the Amway Opportunity as well as his deep understanding that individual discoveries, especially in the area of nutritional science, create the bigger picture of optimal health.
A photo mosaic of Carl F. Rehnborg looking off into the distance. The image serves as a reminder that people are at the heart of the Amway Opportunity as well as his deep understanding that individual discoveries, especially in the area of nutritional science, create the bigger picture of optimal health.

Along with celebrating with my children and grandchildren on this Father’s Day, I find myself reminiscing about my father and the one gift he gave me that profoundly shaped my life and made me the man I am today. Continue reading A Father’s Day Tribute to My Dad

We are All in This Together

On deck of the Double X, I’m all smiles and eager to get underway on our sailing adventure. After many unexpected turns, we arrived back in Southern California sooner than expected. It certainly has been an action-packed time, full of lessons learned. San Francisco Bay, July 16, 2016. Photo: R. Rehnborg
On deck of the Double X, I’m all smiles and eager to get underway on our sailing adventure. After many unexpected turns, we arrived back in Southern California sooner than expected. It certainly has been an action-packed time, full of lessons learned. San Francisco Bay, July 16, 2016. Photo: R. Rehnborg

After a shorter-than-expected journey, I’m back home in Southern California. It was a wild ride during the three-plus months we were out at sea. When I arrived back home, I was greeted with more than a few looks of relief from folks who have been following my blog (“Whew, he survived!”). Others wanted to know why we returned home so soon, rather than sail further south to New Zealand and Tasmania as planned. The answer lies in more than a few unexpected lessons learned. Continue reading We are All in This Together

Navigating to a Brighter Future

Under the shade of a lanai, overlooking the water’s edge and open to the South Sea breezes, I settle in to write a few notes and watch the boats in the distance. The beautiful view inspired much reflection. Moorea, Society Islands. October 2016. Photo: F. Rehnborg
Under the shade of a lanai, overlooking the water’s edge and open to the South Sea breezes, I settle in to write a few notes and watch the boats in the distance. The beautiful view inspired much reflection. Moorea, Society Islands. October 2016. Photo: F. Rehnborg

Our visit to Huahine, Moorea and Tahiti was an emotional one for me. It not only marked the end of our Double X sailing journey, but also triggered a flood of memories of my earlier trips to the islands as well as my father’s deep love for the South Seas and his efforts to protect its beauty and majesty. In the midst of this reflection, I was also keenly aware that this would probably be the last time that I sail to these lovely islands that have captivated me for most of my life. Continue reading Navigating to a Brighter Future