One For The Helpless Kittens and Cats

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Grow | No Comments

I’m tired tonight. So this post is on the fly and inspired by what’s in my heart. Today I received an email from a student who asked to be excused from class because her puppy died last night after being hit by a car. My heart cried out to her. Of course she was excused. […]

Embrace Your Inner Weirdness

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Inspire | No Comments

A couple of years after my first “choose myself” moment as a professional, I hung out my shingle as a solo practitioner. One day I was having lunch with another local lawyer, a casual friend. Not someone I knew very well. Out of the blue my lunching lawyer companion drops this bombshell: “Walker Jones [pseudonym] […]

Sleep Is Your Secret Weapon

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Health | 4 Comments

Did you know that sleep is one of the pillars of health and personal productivity? Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Poor Richard’s Almanack, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin If you know anything about me, you probably know that Benjamin Franklin is my hero. If you know me fairly […]

When Competing Expectations Collide

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Grow | One Comment
When Competing Expectations Collide

We all have expectations for our lives, our families, our careers. When events and outcomes match up with our expectations we feel some level of satisfaction, perhaps even contentment. We’ve all experienced situations where the reality didn’t live up to our expectations. Temporary disappointment is the most common reaction. Too much disappointment can lead to […]

(Re) Discover Before You Reinvent

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Grow | 2 Comments
(Re) Discover Before You Reinvent

Reinvention. That’s the hot buzzword right now. Reinvent yourself. Reinvent your career. Reinvent your business. Once upon a time it was enough simply to love ourselves. Well, we still need to love and respect ourselves, but to have a successful career or thriving business we must be prepared to do more. The reality is that […]

How I Became A Beekeeper

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
How I Became A Beekeeper

Nature fascinates me, inspires me, leaves me awestruck. I think beekeeping has always been in the plans for my life. I grew up eating honey. I was a toddler before the warning labels appeared on honey jars and I’ve eaten it for as long as I remember. Probably as a result of my love for […]

What’s YOUR story?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Inspire | 2 Comments
What’s YOUR story?

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I want to be like   ________” [insert name of celebrity, athlete, corporate power broker, friend.] We all do. We all use others for comparison or contextual reference. Last year, I caught myself explaining a project as wanting it to be something like a cross between Oprah and MarieTV […]

The Power of Purposeful Action

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Discover | 2 Comments
The Power of Purposeful Action

Do you ever experience the whole “why am I here” angst? Do you wonder: What is my purpose? Do you ask: Does anything I do really matter? Color me guilty. I spent most of my 20s and early 30s dealing with those questions. I found that journaling helped. A lot. I worked my way through […]

Who sold out Halloween?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Health | No Comments
Who sold out Halloween?

Costumes and trick-or-treating are fun activities, especially for kids. For adults, it’s a good reason to gather with friends and experience community . And a good excuse for adults to wear something outlandish. For those who aren’t into the ghosts, ghouls and goblins aspect, there’s the Fall festival approach that still allows for treats and […]

Don’t Settle for Less Than Your Dream

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Inspire | 2 Comments
Don’t Settle for Less Than Your Dream

Are you ready to give up on your dream? Do you feel knocked down by forces seemingly beyond your control? Does your path seem blocked by brambles, briars and boogey monsters? Are you in a situation that hasn’t turned out like you expected? I’ve been there. Multiple times. And I’ve learned is that I must […]