John Halcyon Styn, Author at Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

About John Halcyon Styn

Big Heart Bragging Or Inspiration?

“The more public we are with our generosity, the more generosity it will inspire.”                      -Danielle LaPorte I tweeted something that, when I saw it in my feed, sounded pretty boastful. Or at least sounded like I was bragging about my charitable acts. Traditionally, charity is… Continue Reading →

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My Grandpa and MLK Jr.

Grandpa & Halcyon – Peers with Greatness My grandfather ( was a baptist minister and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. during some “Baptist Week” activities in 1962 in Denver, Colorado. (Grandpa was also was the inspiration for a previous The Daily Love post about Gratitude.) Growing up, I had a photo of my grandpa… Continue Reading →

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Practice Makes Present!

“Practice makes perfect.”  I’ve heard this my whole life. And “not practicing” is a recipe for failure – my fourth grade piano teacher made sure I knew that. I like to be good at something right away.  Unfortunately, it rarely works like that. This has kept me from experiencing things that I’m pretty sure I… Continue Reading →

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‘Look for the Helpers’

On the morning of the Connecticut shooting, a number of people messaged me, “Would you mind taking over the airwaves and do a Hug Nation for the world, now, please?” One of Hug Nation’s mottos is, “The world would rather hug you than hurt you.” I could understand why people needed to hear that message…. Continue Reading →

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Grateful Grandpa!

I was lucky to spend an afternoon a week with my grandfather during the last three years of his life. When I was young, he taught me how to fish and how to fly a kite.  But it was his final lesson that changed my life: Living in gratitude. He was in his 90’s and… Continue Reading →

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