From the outside looking in, many today believe that college Greek Life is all about parties and very little else. Unfortunately, what they don’t see and sometimes refuse to realize, is that much good comes from these organizations. While they … Continue reading →
I am publishing this from the snowy Berkshires of Massachusetts where I am leading a retreat at Kripalu. It had been one of the single most incredible moments of my life. This piece was written by Heather McKearnan who joined my retreat at the last minute, along with her mother. Heather's father passed away just last week so she happened to be in the next town over (she lives in Santa Fe) and, in her words, "there was no option of her NOT being here".
We all dislike hearing sharp criticism, but it can also be hard to hear praise.
At the Handel Group, it's that time of year where all of us coaches get together and acknowledge the things we like about each other. It was my turn a few weeks ago, and I listened for ten minutes as some of my favorite people in the world told me what they admired about me.
Many clients come to us at the Handel Group® not knowing what they want in some aspect of their lives. Take career, for example. They know that they are not fulfilled in their current job, but they don’t know what would be more fulfilling. They envy other people who have known from an early age what they wanted to do. They may even conclude that “I am just not a passionate person,” “I don’t really have anything that drives me” or some other sort of fiddle-faddle like that.
If you are anything like me, pursuing a dream seems like it should be a lot of work.
Last fall, when I began looking for the love of my life, I suited up for the long, laborious haul. I reasoned that I needed to make a stunning online dating profile, which would take me about ten drafts, spend a half-hour each day carefully sorting through the men on the sites, arrange outings with my girlfriends to meet men, and sift through crowded rooms to find the few men who clicked with me.
What will my day bring? Peace from a weary week and respite from a long string of football weekends I hope! I need some rest, a peaceful mind and grace for my soul. I look forward to a long and … Continue reading →
I thought the following would be proper on the 102nd anniversary of “The Man in the Arena” speech, given by Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out … Continue reading →
Ok, I’ll admit it. I found this great TED piece from Sherry Turkle on Facebook, from a note posted by a friend from work. How many times have we discussed this concept lately? I see it daily in my family, … Continue reading →
I took this quick snapshot this morning as the sun was coming up over Neilson’s Department Store and up Van Buren Avenue in Oxford, MS. I loved this shot, as the streets were clear of cars, people, trash from the … Continue reading →