“Do you really mean that?”

In January 2018 I wondered how the heck I ended up in a failure cycle for nearly 25 years. Wondering can be painful. It was then. Of course I wasn’t failing at everything through those years. I kept a career, raised a family, built a marriage. But I did have a sense that somehow my […]

If our sacred life does not produce ambitions and aspirations for this life, then it’s sure to be a sham religion.

Notice What’s Near

“Do the work that is nearest, Though it’s dull at whiles, Helping, when we meet them, Lame dogs over stiles.” – Charles Kingsley – It’s an obsolete idiom. But I can’t think of a better metaphor that speaks of kind work than helping someone or some animal in distress, getting them to a greener field […]

Do You Hear What I See?

Listen. Please just listen. Will you please? I hear this almost everywhere I go, though not with my ears. I hear it in people’s eyes. Eyes pleading for a compassionate listener. Do you listen? What do you hear when you see people these days? Do you hear the fear? Do you hear the heartache? Do […]

I Need A Coach

Three years ago, I transitioned from being a learning coach to thousands over a 30 year teaching career to a life coach for those who want a new life strategy that reboots and renews goals and performance for the next phase of their lives. I’m an educator by nature, and a life coach by vocation. […]

Going Public

Sharing in public what was once held private. It is a phrase mostly associated with corporate life and investments. A company privately owned, sells shares in the public marketplace, for instance. But “going public” in today’s cultural environment often is associated with an individual’s decision to make public what was once private concealed concerns. It’s […]

Being the Light

The Hill We Climb Written and recited by Amanda Gorman at the 59th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2021 When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we must wade. We braved the belly of the beast. We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always […]