Motivation

“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.” – Jules Renard I was giving a presentation to a group of colleagues recently. I was talking about a complex area of law and had my audience’s rapt...
  Tell yourself a life story in which you, the hero, are primarily a problem solver rather than a helpless victim. – Martha Beck I had been betrayed by a colleague. I told him in confidence that I was looking for...
  “The inferior teacher tells you that something is wrong with you and offers to fix it. The superior teacher tells you that something is right with you and helps you bring it forth.” - Alan Cohen When I was in...
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  All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every second. ~ Henry David Thoreau As we approach the New Year, it’s important first to take a personal inventory of the year that has...
  “If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?”  - William Somerset Maugham I know a lawyer who worked very hard at his law firm and would complain about the amount...
  “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche I still own the very first house I bought. I have always thought of it as my good luck charm because after I moved out of it, I...
  “Any fool can burn down a barn. Building one is something else again.” – Old Proverb I was standing in the foyer with Rich’s sister-in-law, Rebecca. We were both waiting for our partners – again – as they ever so...
  “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans” – John Lennon It seems many people around me are reaching milestone birthdays. They are reaching 18, 30, 40, 50, 65 and 80. For some reason, birthdays cause many to look...
  “You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” - Thomas Wolfe My friend’s 16-year old daughter loves to cook. She takes the culinary class offered at her school, pores over...
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin Living authentically is easier said than done. It is, as the popular saying goes,...
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. - Gloria Steinem It’s the season of graduations – and graduation speeches. I’ve recently been listening online to many of the commencement addresses given by various well-known leaders in their fields –...
  Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, trust me, it’s not the end. ~ From the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel People have been telling me for years that I should try yoga. I resisted...
  “It always seems impossible until it's done.” - - Nelson Mandela I first became acquainted with Diana Nyad years ago when she hosted a public radio show called The Savvy Traveler. From the show I knew that Diana had been...
  “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” - Eleanor Roosevelt How would your life be different if you didn’t have fear? This question can evoke as much...
  “You have the power to take away someone's happiness by refusing to forgive.  That someone is you.”  --  Alan Cohen Forgiveness is one of the most powerful practices we can embrace in order to live with an open and loving...