The beginning of a new year is time for a fresh start with new opportunities and a new focus. One common approach to capitalize on a new year is to simply design what to begin or restart. Little thought, however, is given to what must be ended. “Great is the art of the beginning, but greater… Continue reading Necessary Endings
Recently, I had one of those “I don’t want to” days. I had begun my day with certain plans and when they were derailed, I visited the “I don’t want to” camp! It was to be the first day in some time that I had space not to be on a schedule and I was… Continue reading I Don’t Want To!
In certain public venues where people have collected, it becomes necessary to utter these words “quiet please.” Tennis matches, golf tournaments, movie theaters, etc. For some, it is a challenge to be quiet for a few seconds much less an entire movie. Our lives are so filled with noise that we have mistaken that fullness… Continue reading Quiet Please
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward." - Kierkegaard Lance Wubbels has captured the essence of the "live life forward" idea with these simple but powerful affirmations: From this moment forward...I stop the blame game and excuses. I am responsible for my life and for where I am today. I cannot blame the… Continue reading Reactivating Your Passion
One of the most interesting sights I have seen is a Smart Car nestled between sedans and SUV’s moving rapidly on a six-lane interstate! It literally evoked a chuckle and a smile. How out of place it seemed! Yet, it was keeping the pace with all the bigger vehicles. It was not intimidated at all.… Continue reading ACTUAL SIZE
There is a pitch in baseball known as the “changeup.” It is an off speed pitch that is thrown to look like a fastball but it arrives at the plate slower. “If thrown correctly, the changeup will confuse the batter because the human eye cannot discern that the ball is coming significantly slower until it… Continue reading Change It Up!
"A Native American boy was talking with his grandfather. 'What do you think about the world situation?' he asked. The grandfather replied, 'I feel like wolves are fighting in my heart. One is full of anger and hatred; the other is full of love, forgiveness, and peace.' 'Which one will win?' asked the boy. … Continue reading The Power of Attitude
On a recent trip with friends, one in the group called my attention to a small store with "Life is Wabi-sabi" in the window. Being the curious person that I am, naturally, I had to go in and see what that was about! As I was looking around, Brian (I later learned his name) asked if he could… Continue reading Life is Wabi-sabi
clut·ter /ˈklətər/ Noun: Collection of things lying about in an untidy mass. Verb: Crowd (something) untidily; fill with clutter. Synonyms: "confusion - muddle - mess - disorder - muss - jumble" Walking into my office one morning, it suddenly occurred to me why I had been unable to make any progress on two projects I was working on. … Continue reading Clutter and Passion
The purpose of a battery is to reproduce an electrical current when the positive (anode) and negative (cathode) is correctly connected with a device. The center part of the battery is the console where chemical energy ingredients are stored waiting to be turned into electrical energy. Until you choose to connect the battery, it serves… Continue reading Recapturing Your Life