ABUNDANCE AND LOW HANGING FRUIT

Never underestimate the difference you can make to help people, sometimes in surprising ways. For example, sitting at the desk in my office every day and looking out at my front yard, I saw my orange tree, majestic at around 20 feet tall, filled with beautiful, ripe oranges. There were many more oranges than I…

LIFE IS PRECIOUS

Life is precious. And, as recent events have sadly demonstrated with the senseless violence and destruction from both nature and man, that life comes with no guarantees. If you were directly affected in one way or another, my heart hurts for you. Many of us may feel a deep. pervasive sadness, and may not be…

Inspiration from Fledgling Coaches as they Leave the Nest…

This weekend, I have had the honor of observing a classroom of new coaches as they are experiencing their final training module. It has been over a year since I have been in the training room energy, and the thing that always surprises me is how unique and special each group is, while at…

The Power of One Extraordinary Tribe…

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”  – Seth Godin, Tribes…

The Artistry of UnCluttering…

“The art of moving forward lies in knowing what to leave behind.”  ~ Seth Godin When my daughter Bridget came to visit last weekend, she noticed how stuck and stagnant my energy was, and her observations were spot-on. Her solution, and one that I know to be a very powerful un-sticker, was to clear some…

Living in a Friendly Technology Universe

“The most important question a person can ask is, “Is the Universe a friendly place?” ~ Albert Einstein In my recent experience, it seems that all too often we take technology for granted. We just expect it to work flawlessly, and when it doesn’t we get all knotted up. Take me, for example. This week…

Bloomin’ Taxes

“There are always flowers for those who wish to see them.” ~ Henri Matisse April is here – flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and if you live in the United States, income taxes are due. If we listen, we can almost hear a collective groan.Whether we owe money or get a refund, the act of…

Healing the Storm

“Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide   It has been a week or so since Superstorm Sandy made landfall, and living 3,000 miles away from New Jersey and New York. I cannot even begin to imagine what they have been through. Are still going through. My heart aches…

Thank you, John Lennon!

“Imagine…”  ~ John Lennon Imagine. What a fascinating word! One filled with everything from possibilities and promise to fear and dread. We can imagine the best, imagine the worst or anything in between. Our imaginations may not be working, or may run away with us. We all have the ability to imagine. But how often…

Endings and Beginnings…the tale of Pumpkin Spice Lattes

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca Here we are, at the end of summer, once again faced with endings – the kids are experiencing their last few days of summer vacation before school starts, there’s the final barbecue of the summer, the last concert in the park, walk on the beach,…