There are so many ways we can work through  or pass over past hurts and disappointments. The most interesting people I’ve ever met are the ones who’ve suffered great tragedy in their lives  and yet facing the sadness, betrayal, darkness or demons head on, in an honest desperate attempt  to understand and heal from the […]


‎”Be with people and have the goal to fully understand the thoughts and feelings they are trying to express.” From the book “The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward” by Kevin Cashman. The first word in this sentence is probably the most important. Be there. Be engaged. Be genuinely interested in the other person. […]

Balance: Listening to our bodies as well as our minds. How determination can be a bad thing…sometimes.

I watched a little girl yesterday, running down our street in her flip flops, running with the biggest smile on her face while her Dad was about 30-40 feet behind, pushing her empty stroller. She was running with abandon and pure joy, waving her arms and giggling…and I was a bit envious. Myself? I rode […]


Today, as the weekend approaches, and we’re pretty tired from a busy week, may we not be caught up in simply satisfying our own desires this weekend, but instead keep our hearts and minds free to love and serve others, especially those who are suffering, or hurting, whether they be in our immediate path, or […]

Your theme

There will be an emphasis, a theme, an overarching intention in my life this week….and yours. Consider this as your theme: “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.” NAS 1995 The complexity of life so often chokes out our best intentions. Recalibrating on the above this […]