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How to Overcome Holiday Overwhelm at Hom...

How to Overcome Holiday Overwhelm at Home or Office

The Holidays can be a bit intense for some of us.  It’s not all joy, hugs and laughter for everyone. It can even be stressful for children who are wondering if they have been “good enough” this year, to make it on the “Nice List” and score a gift or two from Santa.  It’s not […]

My Go-to Prayer

My Go-to Prayer

My Go-to Prayer When life is challenging, my go-to prayer is the short version of “The Serenity Prayer”.   That simple prayer contains great wisdom, and I use it to help ground myself, when I am in the midst of chaos. Although it’s a commonly known prayer, my guess is few people understand the meaning of […]

Does Success Preclude Living A Balanced ...

Does Success Preclude Living A Balanced Life?

I think it depends on how you define success as well as what a balanced life means to you.    If you define success in terms of money and fame and if  you believe those things can only be achieved when you sacrifice your relationships, health and inner well-being, you might believe that living a […]

Hire a Team to Boost Your Profit

Hire a Team to Boost Your Profit

I have noticed that many people are hesitant to ask for help when they need it.  Maybe they are concerned about appearing weak or incompetent.  Or maybe they don’t fully understand the value of an outside perspective when dealing with challenges or an extra pair of hands to help with tasks.  If we do not […]

Be Perfectly Imperfect

Be Perfectly Imperfect

Between Halloween and New Years Day we are bombarded daily by images of holiday settings that include perfectly dressed, smiling people gathered around an elegantly decorated Christmas tree happily sharing a meal, exchanging gifts or singing Christmas carols.  Although I am not as familiar with all the various holiday traditions observed around the world as I am […]

STOP SETTLING for Less in Your Career!

STOP SETTLING for Less in Your Career!

A few days ago, I was out running errands and bumped into a woman I know that I hadn’t seen in awhile. We chatted for a few minutes and the conversation turned to her work.  She told me that although she likes certain aspects of her job, she would leave in a heartbeat if she […]

Caring vs Care-taking

Caring vs Care-taking

Are you a caring person or a care-taker? Is there a difference?   Yes!  There is a big difference!  When we care about another person, we experience feelings of empathy and love toward that person.  It’s effortless and natural.  Care-taking on the other hand is something we do to avoid conflict with another person or to […]