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Giving Thanks Is Good, But It's Honor That We Need

I look out over the beautiful acreage that is my backyard, and I am reminded that this was once sacred ground to the Native Americans. There is a reason one of the roads in our community is named Arrowhead Loop. As we know, this entire country was once the exclusive home to these native people.

Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Being responsible for our lives takes on so many faces. Some we can easily look at and attend to, others are more uncomfortable. Taking responsibility for making the choices that will best support our efforts towards our intended outcomes can be very tricky. The head and the heart aren't always speaking the same language, so we have to be the leader and determine how we will use the feedback we receive from each.

What Breeds Value in Your Life?

Think about the most challenging times in your life. Did they teach you valuable lessons that added texture and dimension to you as a person? Did they allow you to gain experience, perspective and understanding? Would you say this was valuable?

What We Value & Believe = What We Create & Experience

A client recently shared with me a survival story about Sir Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic in the early 1900’s. He was considered one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Trust . . . Broken

I stand surveying my room. Complete devastation. The room itself and my heart. A high school party. Parents out of town. Me, out with friends. He promised he wouldn't. He did. The whole house ransacked.

The Mess Didn't Make Itself

I was reading the article, Empathy for the Detestable, Compassion for the Callous by Philip Goldberg, and it got me thinking. If we look at history as far back as we can, we will see the biggest issues of the time reflected in the culture. True…

The Giver

Often when we lean on others and reach out to find our comfort and connection, it can feel almost like we are asking too much. It seems far easier to give, doesn't it? When we receive, it can challenge those questions within us that ask, "am I worthy? am I enough? do I deserve this?

The Four-Lettered “F” Word

Yep, it’s four letters and starts with “F.” What role does it play in your life? Do you use it as an excuse to not say what you really mean? Does it come out when you least expect it . . . ruining your ability for real communication?

What Is It To Be Truly Independent?

As we celebrate our country's independence today, perhaps it's good to reflect on what this actually means. In my opinion, to become a truly independent nation, we must, first, learn to become independent citizens.  It starts with the one,…