28 Important Things to Think About

I have no idea who wrote these, and some of them are very funny, but watch out for the pearls of wisdom that will sneak up on you. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either; … Continue reading 28 Important Things to Think About


Funny, Yet So True and Endearing

I was born and raised in Southern California. During my life and career, I traveled extensively within the United States (and a few countries), working in, vacationing at or driving through nearly all 50 states. The only states I have not visited are Hawaii, both Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. But since I … Continue reading Funny, Yet So True and Endearing


The Two Best Rules for Navigating Life

In a world of free will, it seems to me that the original intent of “religion” was to establish rules for operating in an environment where everything is possible, yet not everything is desirable, especially if it impinged upon another’s free will. I see the two most important rules as: 1) treat everyone else as … Continue reading The Two Best Rules for Navigating Life


3 Steps to Effectively Handle the Stress of Loss

There are many life situations that trigger stress, but one of the main sources is loss. It could be as simple as the loss of a sale or a favored object, or as significant as the loss of a project, job, business or money. Or even the biggest loss: The loss of a loved one. … Continue reading 3 Steps to Effectively Handle the Stress of Loss


Overloaded? Learn How to Say NO

When someone asks you for a favor or to do something, do you always say, “Yes,” even if saying yes may put you out, causing you to be overloaded? Many people have been raised to believe that there is a greater nobility and worthiness in giving up self for the sake of others. They will … Continue reading Overloaded? Learn How to Say NO


An Easy Cure for Creativity Blocks

I enjoy doing puzzles, and I’m quite good at it. I especially like to do 500-piece puzzles without seeing the picture so I have to let it unfold as I put the pieces in place. I do not put the borders together first, filling them in only when a section warrants edges. It makes it … Continue reading An Easy Cure for Creativity Blocks


Doing the Right Thing Isn’t Always Easy

I know it’s sometimes hard to do the right thing. It gets complicated by many different circumstances, such as our own self interest, fears that may be triggered and our definition of what makes something “right.” To people who operate purely from self-interest, the right thing to do is whatever is best for them at … Continue reading Doing the Right Thing Isn’t Always Easy


From Trauma to a New Connection: The Evolution of a Mother-Daughter Relationship

I returned home this past Saturday, after a pleasant day of watching a live performance of Evita and dining with a close friend, to three messages on my private phone line. On the first message I heard the words from a frantic unknown person:  mom, accident, bad, lots of blood, rushed to emergency. The second … Continue reading From Trauma to a New Connection: The Evolution of a Mother-Daughter Relationship


Got Pain? A Simple Way to Accelerate the Healing Process

No one likes pain “¦ except maybe masochistic people “¦ and when pain strikes, it increases the tension level in your body. Whether the pain was caused by something someone else did to you (for instance, a doctor giving you a shot in the muscle instead of a joint) or caused by something you did, … Continue reading Got Pain? A Simple Way to Accelerate the Healing Process


How to Smooth Out Life’s Little Speed Bumps

Life has ups and downs. One day you make a big sale and the next day your refrigerator breaks. One day you’re in love and the next day you are breaking up. One day your co-worker is in a great mood and the next day she’s abusive. One moment you’re happy and the next your … Continue reading How to Smooth Out Life’s Little Speed Bumps