New Year’s Resolutions and Your Wishful Thinking

I hate New Year's resolutions. They are the adult equivalent to children sitting on a mall Santa's lap at Christmas. The problem is not so much with the idea of setting realistic goals and establishing what your true hopes are going forward. The issue lies in how you go about it. Most people tend to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions and Your Wishful Thinking

The Gift of Patience

​I remarked on a recent chat regarding care that one of the best types of care we could show was to become slow.  We move too fast in general. We miss important items on our list of values. We entertain thoughts we have no business sharing our energy with. And we tend to move past … Continue reading The Gift of Patience

What are you hoping for? #Christmas #Hope

The season of Advent is coming to a close, now we celebrate with the ancients at the arrival of the King. The most basic description of the word is ‘waiting’; it can also mean ‘arrival’. Both are important, especially if you are like me, and you think of ‘adventure’ whenever you hear the word. There … Continue reading What are you hoping for? #Christmas #Hope

Person of Influence #leadership #community

A leader is often referred to as a person of influence. We may differ on the definition of what this means, but when people are chosen, they are generally picked because of their proven, or potential, influence on a system. This is the nature of community in action, working, playing, socializing, whatever the situation may … Continue reading Person of Influence #leadership #community

Pause to Start #work #identity

I love this passage from the book Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman. How do you view pauses in your life? Many of us struggle with the thought of pausing as part of the natural order of the day. It seems counterintuitive, counterproductive, and maybe just plain wrong. That is why I love the … Continue reading Pause to Start #work #identity

It’s time to start

I have thought about this 'lead freely' project for quite some time. I just needed a few key events to happen in my life over the past year to be the catalysts in making me get started. I feel better than I have in a long time, taking a much bigger risk than I've taken in … Continue reading It’s time to start