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…when my friend, sitting across our table in tears, said, “I haven’t had to change anything in twenty five years.  I’m not sure how to do this.” I practiced my hard listening skills.  I nodded.  I embraced every word she […]

None of us knew that Judah was ailing with a lung cancer.  Everyone that was fortunate enough to know my big black labrador retriever, Judah, just watched and learned. Didn’t matter how far from home we were, didn’t matter if […]

Take a moment today to extend a quiet grace to yourself.  Perhaps you have been a little hard on yourself lately.  When your to do list is longer than your day, it’s easy to be critical of your own efforts.  […]

I’ve said, “If I’m not on fire, it’s not urgent.” I mean it.  And I repeat that to myself on a weekly basis.  It is so easy to get wrapped up into a false sense of immediacy.  Another set of […]

When I feel like I have to brace myself for the start of the week…I remind myself of all the folks who don’t have the opportunity of another Monday.  It’s a perspective shifter for me, almost instantly. Just breathe. When […]

What Did YOU Want to be/do When You Grew Up? Anyone in the United States that gets a glimpse of a television or hears snippets of radio or cable audio casts knows that Beyonce is a talented singer.  The more […]

  Regardless of the story that might surround it, when these ten elements are present in large part or in total on any given day – the day can’t help but be awesome.   Enthusiasm  Begin each day as if […]

What’s Your PERSONAL “Dow Jones” Average? I remember the arguments with CFO, Gene Rager, as vividly as if they were yesterday.  He posited that labor was the only thing worth anything: of any monetary value whatsoever.  Every attempt I made […]

It takes courage to let go of weighty parts of your past. It takes courage to find your own voice.  It takes COURAGE to reinvent joys. from “Courage Doesn’t Always Roar” by mary anne radmacher