Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Alternative belonging. It’s where my thoughts go, the day before Valentines. Ah Valentines. The flower giving, chocolate eating, marriage proposal, gift giving, dinner out frenzy. I think about all the people for whom none of that will happen. A day in which...
Happiness, Technology and Boundary Setting

Happiness, Technology and Boundary Setting

Happiness, or more accurately how to be happy appears more and more frequently as a hot topic on bookshelves and talk shows everywhere. As I browsed the shelves of a major bookstore, the sheer volume was inescapable. Apparently, a lot of people are searching how to be...
Failure to Launch. A Surprising Childhood Legacy

Failure to Launch. A Surprising Childhood Legacy

Failure to launch. In some ways, that’s exactly how I would describe my life. Stuck at the launching pad, but failing to create enough momentum to take off. Launching a major career change, mid life, is no small decision. Some might call it foolhardy, others...
Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, a Christmas Cactus greeted me as I sat down at my desk this morning. A dainty pink bloom a cheery note on a grey December morning.  Immediately I thought of the occasion of receiving it and am reminded of how similar my life is to the blossoming of this...
Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

In the world of professional speaking, a lot of speakers under the umbrella of motivation get there because of very visible physical challenges. It is immediately obvious that the person on stage has every right to claim the title of motivational and even...