Be Still and Know

For the last month or so I have sensed that I didn’t feel quite ‘centered.’  When that occurs for any length of time, I will reflect on what my ‘habit(s)’ of care have been for my Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual (PIES) energy centers.  To do my...

Beginnings Depend on Endings

 “It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions.”  William Bridges, Author of Managing Transitions I am in the process of ‘transitioning’ from full time work to something else.  A general description of ‘something else’ is a state where I play more than I...

How Big Is Your World?

My wife and I just returned from two weeks in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia.  It was an incredible trip; a trip of a lifetime.  Every day I found myself overwhelmed by either the art, the architecture, nature, the people, food, or all five!  Each day involved some...

Seriously, what were we thinking?

I saw the heartbreak in my neighbor’s eyes as she shared that her marriage of over three decades was ending.  It’s a hurt that will always be there.  I also heard of a work place romance that went south, and the people that were hurt, and the financial risk that was...

Leadership and Loss

Leadership and Loss  “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.”  Dalai Lama I was talking with my friend and colleague, Richard, a few weeks back.  I was recounting the impact of...

The Gift

A few weeks back I was talking to a good friend and former work colleague (we’ll call her Rhonda). We both have experienced caring for aging parents. Rhonda’s journey continues. Her mother (we’ll call her Charlotte) suffers from stage 4 dementia, has a tendency for...