Defining Moments Unlock the Secret of a Great Life

In the Power of Moments, Chip and Dan Heath call us to think in moments "to recognize where the prose of life needs punctuation." Chip and Dan help us understand that, “Our lives are measured in moments, and defining moments are the ones that endure in our memories.” Today, [...]


Is it Anxiety or the Compulsive Worrying?

This morning, I woke up full of hope and captured a lovely morning sky. All seemed rosy until I began to read stories about the pandemic. My inherited worry gene kicked into full gear. More people choosing not to social distance, stores opening, new discoveries regarding the effects of [...]


The Teacher Appears and This Is What Happens

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.   This statement has several attributions, including Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni and Lao Tzu. As a teacher, I reminded myself of this saying every day. I might have shown up to teach, but students possessed different levels of readiness. I [...]


Stumbling Stones: A Painful Reminder to Never Forget

Stumbling Stones Stumbling stones reminded me of a past I would rather forget. I must not. As we strolled the cobblestone streets of Mainz, Germany, the guide pointed out a small brass memorial. I took a photo of the Stolpersteine with the name of someone I would never meet. [...]


How Do You Build Persistence When You’re Lost?

Finding Nemo is a story that can teach you how to build persistence. In the backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin and Cora wait for their Clownfish clan to hatch. Tragedy strikes when a barracuda invades their sea anemone. Marlin finds himself with only one egg and no [...]


Silence Is Found in the Waiting for Stillness

Silence gives the mind a moment of peace, a chance to listen to nothing and everything. Leaving words hanging until a clearer thought breaks through. Silence Sitting between here and now my mind crosses back and forth looking for answers waiting as the silence crowds out words. Meditation requires [...]