Leadership

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  William Faulkner When I first graduated from law school I had a successful interview at a small firm. We discussed employment terms, including...
It is you – and no one else that creates your thoughts, your feelings and your actions.  – Peter Shepard Yesterday my colleague called me up for a vent session.  She had prepared a really complicated tax filing for a...
Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. – Mother Teresa I left home just before I finished high school and started working. I was working full-time, living in my own apartment and going to...
Resentment is a symptom that somewhere, somehow I have compromised myself. – Dushka Zapata I woke up bleary-eyed after yet another bad night’s sleep. It was summertime and life was anything but lazy lately. I felt overwhelmed and had been for...
Let go and let god. - Unknown I was laying awake staring at the ceiling. Had my stepson made it to the party? Was his friend there to meet him? He was in a strange city and had taken the...
If you’re hysterical, it’s historical. - Anonymous I had been having problems with my email lately. I dreaded calling technical support, since my experience in the past involved sitting for a long time on hold and listening to someone reading...
The universe has shaken you to awaken you. - Unknown When I was in my late twenties, I developed an autoimmune disorder. My very open-minded doctor told me that Western medicine didn’t have a lot of good answers for my...
When life gives you more than you can stand, kneel. - Unknown I was speaking to a friend who confided in me about a house he lost a few years ago. He had been living in an area of the...
This post was originally posted on Positively Positive, HERE. When you get to your wits end, you will find, god lives there – Anonymous Recently, Harvard University released a study that said, “Every child who winds up doing well has had...
Without written goals, we fail to plan and to run with single-minded purpose. - Lailah Gifty Akita For the past few years I’ve been wanting much more flexibility in my daily schedule. After working full-time for almost 30 years I...
The opposite of your negative thought is what you most need to learn right now. – Martha Beck I started my own law practice a year ago and I’ve been loving it. There is only one area that I struggle...
You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. --- Abraham I used to be the...
The more boundless your vision, the more real you are. – Deepak Chopra Where is your ‘happy place’? My happy place has been very much the same for as long as I can remember. I’m standing in a kitchen and there...
If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Maya Angelou Despite my love of travel, I tended to avoid exploring places that required a long flight. Anything more than about six hours on a plane...
Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future. – Wayne L. Misner A few months after my Wise Aunt Bea passed away I was overcome with an incredible desire to completely clean and declutter...
Peoples is peoples. – Muppets Take Manhattan A few years ago I was excited to land a small writing job for an organization active in the self-help area. I was so excited to be carving out more time for a...
“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – William Shakespeare On a lovely Saturday last summer, in a rare alignment of the planets, I was able to spend the entire day lounging by the pool. I slept late that morning...
“May you be with the Force.” – Alan Cohen I have been craving the freedom of setting my own schedule and the ability to work from home for a very long time. My friends had been telling me I should...
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” - Ram Dass The benefits of meditation are getting a lot of press lately. No longer viewed as a carryover from 1960’s hippie culture, meditation has been steadily finding new followers...
“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” - Albert Schweitzer Giving can take practice. Most of us want to be able to give freely but when...