Author: Steve Pederson

Are You Positive, or Just Not Negative?

Are You Positive, or Just Not Negative?

​​​​​​​Sometimes the difference between a positive and a negative perspective can be subtle. Earlier today, I was prompted to think of one thing I was grateful for. Because I was feeling a bit under the weather, the first thing that came to mind was… I’m grateful I didn’t have to go in to work today.…

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A Sneak Peak Behind the Scenes

A Sneak Peak Behind the Scenes

It seems like a lot of people have been asking me lately if I’m still “doing music”. They want to know what I’m up to…musically speaking. Well, the answer is…yes. I’m still very much “doing music”. In fact, I’m inspired with new musical ideas almost every day. Often times I’ll record those ideas in Garageband.…

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The Well is Dug

The Well is Dug

I am so excited that I couldn’t wait to tell you! Almost two years ago I did a fundraiser for an organization called charity:water. The campaign was called Steve’s Birthday Wish. With the help of several supporters we raised $1060.00 to go towards building a well for people to get clean water. I just received…

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Your Chance to Let the World Know

Your Chance to Let the World Know

How would you like to tell the world about someone that inspires you? Recently I asked a question on Facebook that got a bunch of interesting answers. The question? “Who is one of the most inspiring people alive right now?” I got so many answers that I thought it would really be interesting to gather…

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Happy Memorial Day from Syria

Happy Memorial Day from Syria

​​​​​​​I will be honest with you. I have not really been up on the latest news from Syria. This past Saturday, however, I had some passengers in my car from that country. Their story helped put some things in perspective for me, and helped me have a much more profound appreciation for why we celebrate…

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What Month is it?

What Month is it?

Just wanted to send you a quick note that this is Mental Health Awareness Month. I wrote an article this past week on this topic, entitled 3 Things You Need To Know About Mental Health [ http://stevepederson.com/3-things-you-need-know-about-mental-health/ ]. Here’s what I cover… * What is mental health? * What can I do to make a…

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Would Someone Rate You 5 Stars?

Would Someone Rate You 5 Stars?

We rate movies. We rate restaurants. We rate customer service. There’s hardly anything we don’t rate in our social-media-centric society. We have opinions about everything. As consumers we have the power of giving the thumbs up or the thumbs down. It’s like being a king. As a part-time Uber driver, I have the ability to…

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Try This for Stress and Anxiety

Try This for Stress and Anxiety

It’s absolutely amazing what taking just a few moments to sit quietly can do for you. Lately, I’ve been using a free mobile app called Aura. With it you can “prioritize health & happiness effortlessly with 3-minute meditations”. I’ve actually been slacking off for the past few days. Today, I remembered to do it, and,…

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And the Results are In

And the Results are In

Last week, you may remember, I invited you to participate in an online survey. In a moment I will explain why, but first here are the results… 20% of the people who opened my email clicked to take the survey. That tells me that, either surveys are generally not that appealing, or that specific topic…

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