Lo n’ behold, in the not too distant past, I was invited to deliver a motivational talk for a prestigious company who was hosting a wellness immersion program, to which I wholeheartedly responded, “Yes.” They asked me what I’d like to call my talk. They needed a [juicy] title for their program. I said, “Blow…

The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered about this and went to the village themselves to check her out. Whenever the old…

This very morning, while sipping (okay, gulping down) our first cup of coffee (ahhhhh–here comes that first cup morning rush), Our Lady of Weight Loss and I simultaneously  clicked on, as in opened the link to, one of my favorite shopping sites, One King’s Lane.  (Look at me! Multi-tasking!) More often than not, I find…

It’s not that we are negative. Really, we’re not.   It’s just that sometimes we unknowingly toss around words and phrases that can and do have a negative impact. I thought it “utterly useful” to review some of these words today. TRY … Do or Do not. There is no try. – Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker…

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