Happy New Year! Are you one of the 45 percent of Americans who made New Year’s resolutions? If so, I hope you’re also one of the 8 percent who actually keep them! Some popular resolutions such as “lose 10 lbs.” or “run a 5k” are actually goals, not resolutions. A goal is a specific, one-time […]
Sheila (not her real name) is an incredibly intelligent, successful doctor. She has years of experience in a role that greatly impacts and influences a varied, large number of people. It wouldn’t surprise me if many of those people look at Sheila and admire her quiet confidence, strength of character and ability to get results. […]
Wow! Wow became our word to describe our experience in Africa and specifically Peace House itself. I first said, “Wow!” after hearing the headmistress of Peace House share her moving story. Unbelievable trial and tribulation brought her to serve as this orphanage and school’s special leader. Against all odds, she pursued her own education and chose to make a difference for the children of her country. I have been trying to figure out how best to capture the stories of our trip to Peace House. This post will serve as my overall summary.
I had coffee with a friend this morning who shared the agonizing difficulties in staying with a job that used to bring joy and now only brings frustration and disappointment. She acknowledged fear has been playing a big part in her staying with a job that is draining the life out of her. As she was describing her situation a quote from Carl Sandburg came to mind, “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
Happy New Year! I love saying that. It sounds fresh, hope filled and exciting. I was reflecting on this and actually remembered a moving movie that spoke to this concept. The movie is called The Awakenings.
Two weather events prompted an attitude adjustment for me this week. Just about anywhere you are in the country today (that would be in the US), the weather has been dicey. When I went out to the car today, the door was stuck frozen, and it was in the garage! I went inside to check online to find out what to expect for the day. The day before I had been surprised by a snowstorm. (What planet had I been on that I didn’t even know it was to snow?)
Who would you enjoy sharing a meal with? I’m thinking of someone you would value learning from and hearing their perspectives? In my work, Barbara Fredrickson is on my top ten list.