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 [...]

Even in the Losing, We Still Win

Last night I slept hard and deep, perhaps for the first time in a very long while.  My mind was calm, my heart still, my body surrendering to the comfort of my soft, downy pillows and blanket.  I was centered and filled with peace. The irony is that the peace did not follow a perfect [...]

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 [...]

Acceptance

During my daughter's preschool and early elementary days, when daily cries of 'that's unfair' and 'Johnny got more' were prevalent among her classmates, she learned an expression from her teacher that has always stuck with her: "You get what you get and you don't get upset." Lately that expression has been on my mind. How [...]