Leadership

One day I was coming back from a trip to IKEA with flat boxes of furniture that I had to put together. I live in a high-rise building, so I took a cart from the building’s lobby to load...
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus Its been a long winter. There has been a steady stream of ice and snow storms making the ordinary day take...
There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. - Simon Sinek I used to want to be the center of attention at a party. I was good at it, too. I would make my entrance...
  “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington As we move into the holiday season, we’re going to be asked by a lot of charitable organizations to give of our money, time and...
  Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. - Emily Dickinson   Patience is not a virtue of mine. When I set a goal, I work hard to make it happen. If too much time passes without results...
  “Happiness has little to do with what is going on around you, and a lot to do with what is going on inside you.” - Alan Cohen I recently got married. We had a really nice wedding and I enjoyed it...
  “Don't believe in miracles -- depend on them.” - Laurence J. Peter For the first thirty years of my life I really wasn’t a spiritual person at all. I had attended twelve years of Catholic school so the concept of...
Love at first sight is easy to understand. It’s when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle. - Sam Levenson When I first saw Rich something in me went, “Hey, who’s THAT?”...
“Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you are listening.” - Anonymous I’ve wanted to keep a daily practice of meditation for quite some time. I go through phases where I keep to the practice but have...
“If you don’t feel it, don’t play it”. – The Funk Brothers I recently had lunch with a couple of girlfriends. We spent a breezy two hours talking about everything from current events to parenting and from careers to religious...
“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a ‘you’ that you choose to be.” – Joy Page Holidays can be a very happy and connective time for many of us, but they can also produce a fair amount of stress....
While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself. – Douglas Horton When my friend Betsy was fifteen, her mother moved out of the house. Betsy’s parents had a difficult relationship and her mother had wanted to leave for...
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang I admit it - one of the most enjoyable ways to pamper myself is to sleep. On a weekend, when...
  “What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.” – Sanaya Roman Sometimes we forget that life is meant to be enjoyed. Yes, the natural state of being is a joyful and optimistic...
“Even as real grief breaks your heart, something in you knows that you're being broken open, and there is something profoundly hopeful at the core of that sensation.” – Martha Beck   The news is really bad lately. Really bad. I...
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~  Eden Phillpotts Some people can quiet the chatter in their head quickly in order to look inward, tap into their intuition and receive guidance...