French toast and fresh starts

"And each year, around this time, we need to remind ourselves that as one door closes we have the ability to find other doors that open." (Shankar Vedantam, Hidden Brain, "Loss and Renewal") So the new year has begun, and you have a new list of challenges and wishes before you. Or do you? Of … Continue reading French toast and fresh starts

The Best Gifts

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? It is a strange question to ask when you think of it. Gifts are unearned, in disguise, and often without a foreknowledge of the reason behind them. Until we open them. Then we may get a story, a moment, or a surprise. Asking if you got what … Continue reading The Best Gifts

Merry Festivus!

So maybe you're not into Christmas like I am... Sorry. Thankfully, Jerry Seinfeld came up with a response for the personality types that prefer no outward celebration of holidays or festivities: Festivus! I celebrate mine by fully preparing for Christmas, so there are no airing of grievances here. But maybe a little feats of strength... … Continue reading Merry Festivus!

What does caring look like?

That is the question we were left with after my last blog. Business or personal, we are humans interacting and wanting the best for those closest to us. So what does it look like? I have said it, you have, we all have. We tell people we do something or want something because we 'care'. … Continue reading What does caring look like?

Leadership and the Advent Season!

Have you ever compared the themes of Advent with the themes of leadership? I have. Not just for my status as a leader in a group, but for my personal life as well. Who I am and how I see myself. My belief is that the outcomes we desire in leadership are the same as … Continue reading Leadership and the Advent Season!

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