Creative Leadership

Years ago, a boss praised my creative talents in my role as leader. I scoffed inside, telling myself that I was the least creative person in any room. “I just have great, innovative employees,” I told him. Then, to reinforce my believe that I was lacking in that department, I married a highly artistic woman….

One at a Time…Right Now

While running this morning, it dawned on me how much time I waste discouraged about yesterdays and worried about tomorrows. Am I the only one who does this?

Be the Light…

Karen asked herself, “What can I do today to create the kind of world that I want to live in?” Then she rescued a dog named Angel…

When It’s Okay to Walk Like An Egyptian

We will all experience trauma and loss in our lives. Once the shock wears off, here are some things that you should know about the grieving and healing process…

Quit Stalling: How to Stop Procrastinating

Call it procrastination or work-avoidance. We all have some form of it. I offer 5 TIPS as a former, world-class procrastinator on how to quit stalling and start getting things done NOW…

Thinking About Doing Vs. Doing

As a kid, I hated the very thought of taking a bath. I would stonewall and avoid getting into the tub for as long as I could. But I’ve since learned that thinking about doing something is way more exhausting than actually doing it.

Europeans Live Longer. Why?

Europeans smoke more, drink more, and consume more saturated fats. So it’s only fair that they live longer than Americans. WHAT?! What’s the real reason? I think they do these four things better than us…

Idiots Abroad: Lessons on Culture

You don’t have to visit another country to experience another culture. Look around your neighborhood, your office, or even your kitchen table. You are surrounded by people from different cultures. Here are 4 tips to keep you from looking like an idiot…

A Story of Loss and Hope

This is by far the longest, most difficult and personal blog I have ever written. If you don’t have time to read it now, I hope you will mark it and return when you have a few minutes. And I hope that you will share it with anyone you think needs to read it.

Taking Your Dream Vacation

3 TIPS to taking a dream vacation. And in case this doesn’t jump out at you, the same tips apply to building happiness the other 50 weeks of the year.