Category Archives: Life lessons

(Issue #557) Agree to Disagree: A Conversational Fire Extinguisher?


“We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace.” ~Amanda Gorman  As I read Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise, I thought back to previous posts on this blog about conversations, dialogues, and resistance bubbles. Nichols asks us to consider how we … Continue reading

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(Issue #556) Gratitude. Pride. Lessons.


A quick strategy to acknowledge thanks, achievement, and growth. All of which help with resilience. An article I read suggested an alternative to a gratitude journal: a Power Journal. It inspired me to keep my own for 30 days. Here’s … Continue reading

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(Issue #555) Tags And Quotes To Ponder


Ten concepts that help guide us. Blog posts typically have “tags” associated with them. The tags connect blog topics over time. Think of them as an index to find common concepts and themes. Below you will find the Top Ten … Continue reading

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(Issue #554) Active Listening: A Refresher


We move from collective monologues to authentic dialogues through active listening. While this blog has addressed civility often, given what is in our rearview mirror, a quick review is in order. The following is an excerpt from one of my … Continue reading

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(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude note from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  I … Continue reading

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(Issue #552) If You Could Write A Book


What lessons can a reader take away from your proposed book? How to say it without sounding cliché? 2020 has been a hell of a year. One that most of us have not experienced before in our lifetimes. And hope … Continue reading

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(Issue #551) Music To The Rescue


“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” ~George Eliot~ How about a break from the written word? For today’s post you will find a few videos I shot over the years. Each one brings … Continue reading

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(Issue #550) By The Numbers


Be aware of  and understand the assumptions you make when establishing your goals. So, we’ve made it to the last month of 2020. You might feel like you need a long hot shower or an extended meditation retreat. Or a … Continue reading

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(Issue #549) Aunt Philomena


When times turn difficult, it benefits us to remember what is working. Thanksgiving nudges us to remember the abundance in our lives.  The experiences, the opportunities, the words, the music, the animal companions, and the people who add to our … Continue reading

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(Issue #548) Honor. Celebrate. Embrace. (Reprise)


Pay attention to where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re headed.  Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across this quote by Vern Law: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” … Continue reading

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