Worst Days & Longest Memories

Imagine being remembered for your worst day or most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done. It’s not hard to imagine, is it? Don’t you have someone in your life, maybe even on the fringe, who witnessed you at an awkward time that “helps” keeps those memories alive for you? It doesn’t matter if you cure cancer,…

Spark Joy: Declutter Your Mind

Queen of Declutter, Marie Kondo, suggests you hold up an item and ask yourself: Does this spark joy? If the answer is yes, keep it. Otherwise, toss or donate it. This works just as well for things that take up space in our heads. “Do we have to hang that in here? It’s scaring the…

We Are All Piñatas

We are all piñatas, and life is going to come swinging at us at times. When we are hit hard, that which spills out of us is what’s been going into us.

Little Things…Big Differences

Ever get so caught up in the big things that you lose sight of the little things that deepen your relationships and make you a better, happier person?

Forgiveness: Who Needs It?

Sometimes in business and in life, we are faced with the option of forgiving someone who has hurt us. You have probably heard that it’s important to forgive, and that forgiveness is not so much for the person who committed the act, as for the person forgiving. I’ve debated as to whether I agree with…

“Get A Haircut!”

Ryan, a buddy of mine, could swim like a fish when he was a kid. It’s like he had been born with gills and fins. He learned to swim in the ocean against strong currents, and that resistance built up his strength and endurance. Early in his freshman year of high school, the swim coach…

Happy MLKD: A Tribute

Martin Luther King, Jr. elevated the discussion of offering the same civil rights to all Americans at a dark time in our nation’s history. Years ago I heard someone say that King was instrumental to helping blacks. Which is wrong on so many levels. King helped all Americans by holding up the mirror to those…

Overreacting…

I read an interview the other day with Sharon Osbourne, the lovely, sweet wife of Black Sabbath helmsman, Ozzy Osbourne. She was sounding off against a reporter who wrote disparaging remarks about her kids. In short, she said that she considers herself fair game for media attacks, but she will not tolerate attacks against her…