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You’re A Parent. You’re A Leader

You’re a Parent. You’re A Leader. When I thought of leadership in the past, and today to some extent, I think of its three primary forms.  Power, authority and influence.  Power is the ability to make things go the way you want them to go, regardless of...

Self Love and Forgiveness – A Resolution!

Self Love and Forgiveness–A Resolution! Well, it is, after all, the beginning of another year. A time when it seems appropriate and fitting (for some folks) to begin something new. I know it’s not the eve of the new year, but it is the beginning of the very...

An Ode to Change

Reflection is a good thing. I remember cutting a one pound note in two, giving one piece to a lover, and keeping the other half for myself. It was a pact that we would meet at some time in the future, and the two halves of the note would be joined together. To become...

Name Change – Game Change

When my daughter decided to change her name, many members of my family, my friends and contemporaries, heavily criticized her. I will not mention who she is, because this blog is not about her (I do respect her privacy). It is looking at the ability to make choices,...

ENDINGS……LESSONS…..NEW BEGINNINGS!

As we bid farewell to 2012 and enter a new year, just about everyone is scurrying around frantically to get his or her resolutions named, noted, and perhaps shared. Oh, so much busy-ness! It almost makes me dizzy. No one ever bucks tradition, preferring, of course to...

Are you willing to be disturbed?

What are you willing to die for? Perhaps the more important question is What are you willing to live for? I realize that some of the most profound questions come out of a place of sadness, or perhaps stillness. The answers are another thing. It is a gloomy day. This...

HOW PRECIOUS ARE YOU?

One of the things I do a few times every week is to spend time with a very delightful young man. Owen is 6 years old, and he has the most beautiful and arresting smile. His nature is kind. He is boisterous, outspoken, inquisitive, jovial and very much a boy. I take...

Change of Seasons, Change of YOU!

Most of us cringe at the thought of change whilst others thrive on the sheer joys or mere anticipation of it. Clearly, the latter group are the ones who find it easier to move forward and are making the most of life! Summer is giving way to autumn, even though our...