THINK

THINK

I started my corporate career many years ago with a company whose motto was “THINK”. I didn’t “think” about it much, because, how else could you do your job if you didn’t? I am now realizing how much this motto has both become a relic of the past and what we need most...
Thresholds

Thresholds

Imagine yourself standing on a threshold to a new life. You have no ties or obligations that are holding you back. You can go anywhere, do whatever you want, be whomever you choose to be. How are you feeling? Exhilarated? Or terrified? If you find yourself, like I am...
Words Have Power

Words Have Power

Years ago, when I first started my coaching and training business, I would take workshop participants through an exercise where they would identify their values. It was not a scientifically proven methodology, but more one to generate awareness. The question to be...
Yes, And…

Yes, And…

One of my favorite stories with a message is the Chinese Farmer: Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. All the neighbors came around that evening and said, “That’s too bad.” And the farmer said, “Maybe.” The next day the horse came back and...
How Old Am I?

How Old Am I?

“How do you do it?”:  A question I am asked frequently. I wish the question was asked because of some intellectual prowess, physical attribute, or extraordinary accomplishment, but no, it is asked as to how I have the energy to do what I do. I am always a...
Acorns, Airplanes and Adversity

Acorns, Airplanes and Adversity

Not enough is said about the benefits of aging. Yes, there are plenty of negative aspects, having to do with diminished physical and mental capacities in many people, but from where I sit now, gratefully, I am pretty darn content. I am finding that with the chaos of...