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“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus

“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus   Boy, it sure seems that way, doesn’t? I can’t imagine that even a philosopher of  Heraclitus’ brilliance and insight could have imagined the stunningly chaotic nature of our world in our time. It’s not that we shouldn’t expect change. In our particular country we’re born into it; we learn to thrive on it –… read more

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”   I hear this all the time from people whom I coach (and okay, sometimes even from myself…) and the sentence always ends with something negative, like…   “…they change their minds and don’t promote me after all?”    “…it turns out that they don’t have the budget for… read more

Doing The Right Thing

Doing The Right Thing   You might remember the unforgettable footage from the 2012 Ohio State Division III track and field meet. I, for one, will never forget it. Nor will I ever forget the runner, Meghan Vogel.    She was the “real winner.”   Megan is a star. She’d already won the 1,600 meter state title.… read more

THE RAFT…

THE RAFT…   Okay, who wakes up at about 3 AM?  And that’s pretty much it for the night, right? Next thing you know it’s 7 o’clock and you haven’t even dozed off in between.    Well, you’re not alone. In fact, research shows that millions of us are “sleep-deprived.” And we suffer from the… read more

BE A GOOD PERSON…

BE A GOOD PERSON…   A psychologist and dear friend of mine commented recently, “You know, It’s hard to be a good person in today’s world. It seems like they’re a dying breed.”   She’s probably right. It is hard. And it’s increasingly “easy” to make excuses for taking the low road rather than the high one. To… read more

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…”

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…” Do those words sound familiar? They should. Guess who says them…over and over and over. (And over…)    Yup, you guessed it! It’s our forty-fifth president of the United States!    And he says them when he’s talking about everything Syria to Senegal to Stormy Daniels…   “We’ll have to wait… read more

HEY, LOOK WHERE YOU’RE GOING, WILL YOU?

HEY, LOOK WHERE YOU’RE GOING, WILL YOU?   Did you ever see a tightrope walker, a trapeze artist or a mountain climber look in any direction other than where they were headed?    Never, right?  That’s because they know that’s the surest, fastest way to lose their balance, their footing and their forward momentum (and… read more

REACH IN…REACH OUT

REACH IN…REACH OUT   I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations lately with people who want to “do more” for friends of theirs who are having a tough time and could use a lift – or who are just plain feeling bad about themselves for myriad reasons. It could be a problem with a relationship (or… read more

WHO ARE YOU TODAY?

WHO ARE YOU TODAY?   I woke up a few mornings ago and after rolling around for awhile under the covers to try to protect myself from our  adorable, new puppy’s incredibly sharp, blood-drawing, epithet-producing baby teeth, (seriously, she’s just turned four months old and has already won the hearts of every person she’s met but you… read more