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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...

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

When I was a senior in high school, our class was the first to graduate from “the new building.” They had taken our old junior high, and, while we were spending a few years in the original old school building, transformed our little school into a big new facility,...

Learning to Be

Learning to Be

Elements of a perfect vacation: Find a place that looks better in person than as advertised on the website Bring along a loyal companion who can sleep the whole 13-hour car ride, and guard the car when you need to make a stop Be in a place that grounds you Surround...

Acting As If

Acting As If

Expectations and Acting As If A few weeks ago, my daughter asked if I could watch her dog while they went on vacation. Fine, I’ve done it before and my dog and hers have become true siblings: very excited to see each other initially, and then need their space after a...

Finding Your Path

Finding Your Path

In an article on Axios entitled “Co-working Spaces Aren’t Going Anywhere” by Sareen Habeshian, there is a statement that in 2008 there were 160 coworking centers globally. I had one of them.  Back in 2006, after having more than a difficult time finding a place...

Pre-Old

Pre-Old

Remember that pre-teen phase, where your body was changing but your mind was either 5 steps ahead or 5 steps behind it? There were times when you still felt like a little kid and just wanted to go out and play with your friends and be silly…and then you’d have these...

Life As An Adventure

Life As An Adventure

I like having friends that will say “You need to watch ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ because I need someone to talk with about it.” It serves two purposes: I watch something I probably would not have, and I am guaranteed to have a conversation with my friend, where maybe...