From Crisis to Calling: Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions – Book Summary

As I sat down to write about this book, From Crisis to Calling: Finding your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions by Sasha Chanoff and David Chanoff, an online article in the Huff Post grabbed my attention proclaiming Afghan Refugee Crisis Worsens. It seems the news is dominated by more and more crises related to refugees … Read more

Seeking stillness – finding your quiet place

In the secret, in the quiet place. In the stillness you are there …. That song was playing in my mind as I woke up this morning. “In the secret in the quite hour I wait, only for you because I want to know you more.” Do you have a place where you can be … Read more

Plan A … B … or Plan H – Life is about how you handle the setbacks

I recently read this inscription on a card created by Blue Mountain Arts.  “Life is all about how you handle Plan B”  How many times in a week do we say “Well that didn’t work!” and have to move on to the next idea – Plan B or maybe Plan C or H.  I’m thinking … Read more

Every Body’s Guide to Every Day Pain by Ya-Ling J. Liou D.C. – Book Summary

These words used to be part of someone else’s conversation, but now they are part of mine. “It never used to hurt when I did that!” and that’s just what this book is all about. It doesn’t matter if you’re 25 or 65, there will be times when pain appears and all you want is … Read more

Character is what you do when – well, it's what you do.

I’ve been thinking a lot about something. I just read a book by Hyrum Smith titled The 3 Gaps. I won’t go into the entire book here because I’ll be posting a book summary at a later date – but the main theme of the book was focused on how we behave, what we do each … Read more

Turnabout is … what? It's opportunity, that's what it is!

OK! Everybody up! Rise and shine! No advent reading today. I’m away from my normal writing place so we will segue from the normal writing topic. That’s one way to say I forgot to do my homework. Let’s talk about something else today. When I was working for a corporation, annual planning and forecasting for … Read more

Comfort zone? What comfort zone. There is nothing comfortable here!

Remember the New Year? The one where everyone was talking about resolutions and goals – oh! And stretch goals! Those goals destined to pick you up body and soul from where you are comfortable and transplant you in a foreign zone where things are not familiar? It works great in theory. I can see the … Read more

My Blog with the most views in 2014 – Divide and Conquer

I just mentioned that I had no idea how to find stats on my blog and a report appeared in my email. Its a mystery to go with this other mystery. Like why this blog had the most views in 2014. Maybe you can figure it out. Saturday morning.  Yes! I wake up and it’s … Read more

As Difficult as Child’s Play

Children have it made, don’t they? No schedule, no job, no financial responsibility – just play all day, eat meals served up by someone else, carefree and leisurely … It’s tough being a child. You don’t agree with me, do you? Last night I had the privilege of remembering what it was like to be … Read more