Bringing Light to the Darkness: Reducing Complexity in the Work World.

  How often have you found yourself asking “why is this so complicated?”  I recently tried to close a bank account and payroll processor at the same time.  What a horrible experience.  Banking issues, system issues, communication issues; obstacles that kept me from giving and receiving good information. I had to spend way too muchContinue reading “Bringing Light to the Darkness: Reducing Complexity in the Work World.”

Step One – The Stillness

How do I prepare for personal and spiritual growth?  What skills or tools do I need to help me build fortitude and clarity (and why?).  The first step is a practice or ritual that starts my day off.  I’m talking about meditation. I’ve been practicing meditation since 2012. I have watched meditation explode in recent months,Continue reading “Step One – The Stillness”

Day One – The Journey

I am not an island or a rock… These words come to me as I prepare to launch this chapter of my weekly blog practice.  You see, I am on a journey of self discovery – a journey 8 years in the making.  With the half century mark approaching in seven months, I want toContinue reading “Day One – The Journey”

Teaching a Boy the Importance of Doing: A Father’s Practice

My son passed this comment as we headed for his swim class – “I really don’t want to go to swimming, but I’m going to” – as if he wanted me to approve a decision that would avoid his afternoon workout.  I could see he was looking for an out.  No such luck today. IContinue reading “Teaching a Boy the Importance of Doing: A Father’s Practice”

Intention + Offering + Action = Opportunity for Everyone

Recently, Marilyn and I were asked to help a young lady in need of a job.  We contacted a friend that we know in community and a meeting was scheduled.  Four days later, the young lady was working her first training shift. It took about 30 minutes and a little effort and know-how.  The outcome, potentially, could beContinue reading “Intention + Offering + Action = Opportunity for Everyone”

What is your favorite daily ritual?

What is your favorite daily ritual? I think about this question this morning as I write (a new morning ritual for me).  Something I do daily to make my life better. Coffee, a hot cup at dawn, can be such a ritual (and one of my favorites).  Meditation, yoga, walking, writing, exercising, are all ways weContinue reading “What is your favorite daily ritual?”

What I do to you, I do to myself

I wrote this piece two summers ago, in response to the shootings in Charleston, SC.  Two days post election and the talk of race and equality (or inequality) are once again front and center.  Our country is divided and frustrated.  I wanted to republish this piece because I feel the core message is as importantContinue reading “What I do to you, I do to myself”

Grace – a simple movement or moment

A simple movement or moment; what grace means to me. What does it mean to be in the moment? What does it mean to be present? I think of these questions often as I go about the process of creating my new business venture, Ten Graces (Ten Graces is a values based business/educational concept forContinue reading “Grace – a simple movement or moment”