New Beginnings

As we head into a New Year, many of us make promises to ourselves about how we are going to live our lives differently. We sense the opportunity for second chances and arbitrarily focus on it when the calendar changes. We seek renewal again and again and again in our lives, when in fact, a new beginning … Continue reading New Beginnings

Just Being

I’m reminded of the lyrics from Paul Simon’s song “The Sounds of Silence” when I consider just being. Think about any normal day and what transpires. We get up in the morning to the accompaniment of some type of noise – an alarm clock, the smart phone alarm, the TV, music, kitchen sounds, or showers … Continue reading Just Being

Transformational Change

Like our lives, businesses go through seasons.  Somewhere along our journey, we grow to believe that things won’t change or desire them not to change.  Constant change is all that happens in life. Sometimes change comes in small increments, and sometimes it’s significantly larger and longer. I’ve recently been through a transition that began in 2009 … Continue reading Transformational Change

Collecting Experiences

My Grandfather played a remarkable role in my development in many ways, but with one small purchase, he planted seeds that continue to influence my life today.  He bought me a subscription to National Geographic. Most people would immediately assume that this was part of educating me to become a citizen of the world, and … Continue reading Collecting Experiences

Going Off the Grid

Our world today contrives to make us fill up every second of our lives; so much so that we don’t take the time to consider how we are using the most important finite resource we have. We just keep doing, and all of a sudden another year has passed. When I think back to pre-Internet, … Continue reading Going Off the Grid

First Thing Every Morning

Enjoy this beautiful reminder from Simple Truths that we can control how we approach and experience our days. First Thing Every Morning

Coloring Inside and Outside the Lines: Living a Life Well-Designed

When someone is entering the last stages of their lives, whether or not there are regrets may arise – adventures not taken, love lost, words unspoken, and missed turns in the road that may have led to different outcomes.  Our lives are messy.  Only occasionally are we ready for the “Southern Living photo” of our … Continue reading Coloring Inside and Outside the Lines: Living a Life Well-Designed

Inviting Everyone to the Table

Book after book is available about the generations and their many differences; less so about their commonalities.  We can hear the voices of grandparents or elders who spoke of things going downhill in our own youth, and we can easily craft criticisms now as our comfort in our version of the “good old days” vanishes before … Continue reading Inviting Everyone to the Table