Sep2021: Self-Reflection: A How-to Guide for “Tough Guys”

August 30, 2021

to SAVE: September2021 pdf version to LISTEN: September2021 audio version “The veil that clouds your eyes will be lifted by the hands that wove it.” – Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet At the heart of my coaching and writing is a simple premise: You create a new tomorrow by changing the thinking that created today. To […]

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Aug2021: Thinking: It’s Not WHAT; It’s HOW

July 26, 2021

to SAVE: August2021 pdf version to LISTEN: August2021 audio version “If one person tells you it’s raining, then another tells you it’s not, your job isn’t to quote them both, but to go look out the window and figure it out for yourself.” A friend told me recently that I represented a threat to her […]

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Jul2021: The Deceptive Lure of Being Good at Something

June 30, 2021

to SAVE: July2021 pdf version to LISTEN: July 2021 audio version “Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley   I recall as a youngster helping my dad clean out my grandmother’s house after she passed away. Among the findings was a little tin […]

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June2021: Setting Life’s Table

May 31, 2021

to SAVE: June2021 pdf version to LISTEN: June 2021 audio version “Start where you are; use what you have; do what you can.”– variously attributed to both Teddy Roosevelt and Arthur Ashe   Are you one with the courage to take to take 100% personal responsibility for how your life goes? Or are you one […]

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Blog: Tricked into Believing We’re Thinking

May 31, 2021

to SAVE: “Tricked into Believing We’re Thinking” pdf to LISTEN: “Tricked into Believing We’re Thinking” audio My mind is full.   It’s filled with thoughts.   Obviously, they’re my thoughts.   Therefore, I must be thinking. Oh, how often I hear this story line. Yet (and as a way to set the stage here) research shows that while […]

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Blog: Case Study – Critical Thinking

May 27, 2021

We marvel at those, past or present, who helped change history. To name a few: Jesus, the Buddha, Galileo, Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, Thoreau, Einstein, M. L. King, Mother Teresa, Steve Jobs. What made them stand out (and their contribution matter) wasn’t their money, intellect, luck or charisma. It was how they stayed deeply connected with […]

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Blog: The Dog Park

May 27, 2021

I live in a “planned town center.” It’s basically an outdoor shopping center, with upscale shops both national and local, restaurants, a theater, post office, etc., with residences above many of the shops. I live above the bookstore, with a view of the town square – a lovely space with trees, benches and large fountain. […]

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Blog: Easter is Canceled

May 27, 2021

Earlier this spring, I ended up in a conversation that began by my saying “Happy Easter” to someone. I was quickly ‘corrected,’ however, that it was “Happy Resurrection Day” instead. I asked for help in clarifying the distinction, and was met with this: Easter is a Pagan notion; Pagans are bad because they’re non-believers; therefore […]

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May2021: When Did You Stop Dreaming?

April 30, 2021

to SAVE: May2021 pdf version to LISTEN: May2021 audio version   “A something in a summer’s noon, — An azure depth, a wordless tune, transcending ecstasy.” – Emily Dickenson   Have you had the privilege lately to share the experience of life with a child? A young child’s curiosity and wonder are contagious. Children instinctively […]

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Apr2021: Who Do You Choose to Be?

March 29, 2021

to SAVE: Apr2021 pdf version to LISTEN: Apr2021 audio version   “We have to decide what kind of difference we’re going to make.” – Jane Goodall We humans have a basic need for an identity – a sense of self. Without it, we’re neither grounded on this earth nor able to connect with others. Yet […]

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