086: How To Turn Chaos To Calm [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

You don’t have to look far to find that chaos is running rampant in our society and world. If you let it get to you, it will hinder your success and ruin your outlook on life. Today, I talk about one powerful key making sure you can stay calm in the midst of chaos. ONContinue reading “086: How To Turn Chaos To Calm [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

056:  Stop Worrying Now! [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

What do you find yourself worrying about?  Maybe there’s a situation right now that is causing you to lose sleep or make bad decisions as a leader.  How do you stop worrying?  Is it possible?   Matthew 13:  “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries ofContinue reading “056:  Stop Worrying Now! [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

Today You Guard My Heart – Todd Stocker.com

Your heart is in a cross-hair.  Your heart is the mission of destruction for another.  Your heart is singled out by the enemy of all that is good and he partners with the part of you that pushes against wholeness and peace.  The attacks come in unexpected waves.  The negative side-comment about your abilities byContinue reading “Today You Guard My Heart – Todd Stocker.com”

Worry and Peace; Dark and Light – Todd Stocker.com

It wells up inside of you like water on the shy side of boiling.  You know the signs of it and feel its power.  It goes by many names but often, you know it as ‘Worry’.  Worry is the response to a life lived thin.  Worry is the rumble of a person in chaos.  Worry, by definition,Continue reading “Worry and Peace; Dark and Light – Todd Stocker.com”

023: 5 Tips On Handling Your Family During The Holidays – Todd Stocker.com

For most, the holidays are wonderful times of celebrations with friends and family. But what if your family celebrations are filled with tension? I offer 5 tips on handling those stressful times. On This Podcast: This time of year can be wonderful.  All of the events and celebrations with family should make us happy.  ButContinue reading “023: 5 Tips On Handling Your Family During The Holidays – Todd Stocker.com”

The Most Powerful Words From San Bernardino – Todd Stocker.com

Glued to my news sources, I — like you — have poured over the events that unfolded this week in San Bernardino.  Gunmen enter and shoot.  People duck and run. Police chase.  Shoot out. Death and ‘carnage’. Sad — just very sad. Of all the photos and videos recalling the events, there was one thatContinue reading “The Most Powerful Words From San Bernardino – Todd Stocker.com”

A Thank You to Facebook

Facebook.  Good-to-do’s call it a time sucker and tramp.  Others call it a stalker’s paradise and a bullies playground. Today, I take another tack.  Today, I am thankful for the online service of Facebook because Mark Z. has done something for our family that no other venue has done.  They recorded a piece of my daughters lifeContinue reading “A Thank You to Facebook”


The Christmas tree. Tall and green and decorated as a fixture in our home during the Christmas season. Each year, I sit on our couch next to our tree and admire the decorations that are so carefully placed on its branches. I admire the creativity of the handmade ones.  You know the ones.  The onesContinue reading “Ornaments”

Makenzie – 2.1 Miles Away

I don’t know how many of you have a physical location in which you can say your life changed forever.  As I write,  Google informs me I am 2.1 miles away from mine. Four years ago this evening, Makenzie finished her last pirouette, landed her last leap, and smiled one last time for the cameraContinue reading “Makenzie – 2.1 Miles Away”

My Makenzie Drift

One of the most difficult experiences for those of us whose kids have died is to relate to our other “earth-walking” kids.  That’s what I’m ‘drifting’ about most recently.  Not that I wish they were like Makenzie or that they acted as the same, but I reactively want to talk to Makenzie about how awesomeContinue reading “My Makenzie Drift”

How to Transition From SPRING BREAK

Up here, people travel down there for spring break.  I’ve watched them on Facebook, posting the images of low hanging hammocks, sunset beaches, sun-burnt faces and water games that have entertained their family over this past week. But today it is, as they say, “back to reality.”  Up here, it’s still cold, not as coldContinue reading “How to Transition From SPRING BREAK”


Last summer, our family nestled in the mountains of Estes Park, Colorado for a reunion. Every few years, our goal is to get together to catch up, love on each a bit and reconnect.  One of the points of our family’s reconnection is laughter. Even as a small boy, I can remember the calm moodContinue reading “LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE”


I have never wanted to have a disease, psychosis or health problem – especially ones that ended in ‘ia or ‘ea (Diarrhea comes to mind).  But I discovered an ‘ia that I would love to have.  It’s called Ataraxia. This word does not describe a debilitating trial or health issue.  It is not on theContinue reading “THE SECRET OF ATARAXIA”


Have you ever received an angry email or message to which you want to YELL right back?  Part of our human wiring is our ‘gut emotional feelings.’  We want to get back at someone when they’ve hurt us.  We want to do a metaphorical punch in the face when verbally attacked.  So what is oneContinue reading “HOW TO LIVE AT PEACE WITH PEOPLE ANGRY WITH YOU”