Life is not a straight line

On my dad’s wall was a quote by John Shedd, “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” I thought of this when I heard a woman on the Dr. Phil show complaining it was hard to meet Continue reading Life is not a straight line

How to Succeed: Embrace Imperfection!

Hawaii, with its Asian influence, has afforded many deep insights into finding peace and happiness within. A concept I heard decades ago has crossed my path half a dozen times this year: Wabi Sabi. A friend just sent me Arielle Ford’s book Wabi Sabi Love Continue reading How to Succeed: Embrace Imperfection!

What are your choices?

Life is a roller coaster. Unless you live alone in a cave, you will run into people and situations that unnerve you. What can you do? I’ve had three situations in the past month: A thief stole my debit card and tried to charge hundreds Continue reading What are your choices?

The Resilience of the Human Spirit

I was learning to fly. Oscar, my old blood & guts retired Air Force pilot decided I needed a lesson. He yanked that yoke straight back and we went into a horrifying spin. Terrified, I held the stick close to my chest and started saying Continue reading The Resilience of the Human Spirit

Take care of yourself… We Need You!

Just got a note from one of my newsletter subscribers. I had written about the importance of being “selfish” and taking care of yourself. Sometimes the bed, the kids, and the laundry will wait. So will that “all important project” at work. I thought this Continue reading Take care of yourself… We Need You!