Can You Be Bought?

In a world where success is so often defined by the external and expedient; where fear trumps love and a mindset of survival often trumps integrity, Can you be bought? Are your values for sale to the highest bidder? Living in alignment with our core values need not be a high drama proposition, but a [...]

George the Cabbie: A Tale of Customer Service

Every now and then, a stranger crosses our path, sometimes just for a mere moment, and we catch a glimpse of greatness.  We catch a glimpse of what it means to serve others with a glad heart, a lively spirit, and personal integrity.  We catch someone 'getting it right' and we want to share their [...]

Standing Up to Dumbing Down

If life is less about what happens to us than how we respond, the same holds true for our children who bear witness to our lives, values, choices and attitudes, day in and day out. They absorb the good and bad, the fair and unfair, forming opinions about the world that have the power to [...]

Standing Up to Dumbing Down

If life is less about what happens to us than how we respond, the same holds true for our children who bear witness to our lives, values, choices and attitudes, day in and day out. They absorb the good and bad, the fair and unfair, forming opinions about the world that have the power to [...]

Living an Undivided Life

Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it's been a season of learning to live an undivided life -- not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too -- allowing others to see and connect with my whole [...]

On the Question of Trust, Sharks, Users and Takers

So often I am reminded of a conversation I had with a long-term mentor of mine almost two years ago.  "How do you discern who you can trust?" he asked.  How indeed, I thought silently to myself. My answer then, as it remains, was that it was less important to know where others are coming [...]

Trust & Intentions, Part Deux

I keep thinking back to my conversation a couple of months ago with my long-time mentor and friend - the one who inspired the original post, Trust & Intentions. The words lingering in my mind long past their prime, I have continued to reflect on his central questions, "How do you know who and what [...]