Shedding Skin

Sometimes we have to shed our old skin. Because it is outworn. Because it no longer fits. Because we need to keep growing. Only we resist it... We resist it because for a while, the process of shedding the old will require us to feel naked and vulnerable (and none of us like to feel [...]

Resting on Laurels

In a world that measures 'success' by milestones of achievement, it is tempting to lean into our past accomplishments as a measure of our self-worth and ability, focusing on what we've done (for ourselves), rather than what we can do (for others), especially during times of struggle or transition. While the process of achievement itself can be a [...]

On Forgiveness and Thanksgiving

If gratitude is the wellspring of peace, love and joy, it begins with forgiveness and the willingness to let go of what's past, to create new space for growth. So often we hold on to the past, allowing our grievances and grudges to color our world and those people in it. If we're not careful, [...]

The Power of Thought

Too often we say to ourselves or others, "how could this happen to me/to us/to our company?"  We believe we are powerless over forces and circumstances that seem to swirl about us as if in some conspiratorial way.  In this powerlessness, we cast ourselves as victims in our own drama, the villain always being someone [...]

Our Own Best Advice

Why is it that we so often have wisdom for others, but ignore our own advice when it comes to ourselves?  We offer a sympathetic ear, weigh the person's dilemma with a heady dose of objectivity - our friend's best interests always at heart, and present morsels of insights...bits of wisdom or advice that might [...]

Smiling From the Inside Out

Today I am smiling from the inside out. It is the end of a week in which I announced my intentions to close yet another chapter of my life, in order that I might move closer towards those passions and dreams that define the essence of who I am; In order that I might serve others [...]

Shedding Old Skin

Sometimes we have to shed our old skin. Because it is outworn. Because it no longer fits. Because we need to keep growing. Only we resist it... We resist it because for a while, the process of shedding the old will require us to feel naked and vulnerable (and none of us like to feel [...]

Protected: Looking Through the Rearview Mirror

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