The psychology of suffering…

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in contemplating what it really means to be awake, adding: “Only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred million to a poetic or divine life.” That’s what legendary philosopher and founding father of modern psychology William James (JanuaryContinue reading “The psychology of suffering…”

This is the month to step back and reset

We are midway through 2021. It’s probably a good time to take a look at the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Is this still what you want? Do you wish to change your direction? Do all these goals still matter? Have your daily actions brought you closer to yourContinue reading “This is the month to step back and reset”

Don’t stop trying in trying times

The late and beloved rabbi of famed Temple of Shalom in Chicago, Louis Binstock said that often it is not the wrong start but the wrong stop that makes the difference between success and failure. To quit while we’re ahead would be silly; to quit when we’re behind is even sillier. It requires will toContinue reading “Don’t stop trying in trying times”

Where will 2022 find you?

Like it or not, you are EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. Maybe you are unhappy. Perhaps you are in a job you’re thankful for, but silently hate. You might be out of a job now given COVID-19 and its effect on work generally. You might be working but your hours have been severely slashed.Continue reading “Where will 2022 find you?”

Caught my eye this week…

Every creation starts with a lump of useless clay. The potter leaves a part of himself in every creation. Only the potter can hear the clay. He listens to know its breaking point, to learn its limitations, to reach past them or to accept them and make them a thing of beauty. regina brett ItContinue reading “Caught my eye this week…”

How do you choose a teacher or coach?

Most of us who train never believed it possible to do the things we now do. But we trusted the teacher who told us we could do it if we would just try. And the teacher was right. jennifer lawler In July of 2011 Seth Godin wrote a piece called the arrogance of willful ignorance.Continue reading “How do you choose a teacher or coach?”

Dance with the Energy of the Universe

You see the world that you have made, but you do not see yourself as the image-maker gabrielle bernstein We care so much about what other people think, yet we seldom slow down long enough to examine our own thoughts. We need to think about what we think. Marcus Aurelius was amazed by how easilyContinue reading “Dance with the Energy of the Universe”

In search of formulas and easy answers

In the world of business there are so many shortcuts, formulas, newfound ways to do everything from writing a book in 3 hours to 6 figures in 6 months. I have always believed in the power of possibility but I feel that there are some things that we must discover on our own. The bookContinue reading “In search of formulas and easy answers”

Keep the beginner’s mind

Seeing the fractures as the design… We are all probably talking more than ever before in chat groups, on social media. We are stuck at home. The coffee gatherings, the huddle at work…no more. We all need an outlet. Commenting seems to be a way to reestablish our significance. “I have something to say…” “IContinue reading “Keep the beginner’s mind”