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Yesterday I heard an expression that really struck me. I don’t know to whom to accredit it. Here it is, “blessed are they who are flexible, for they will not get bent out of shape.” Immediately one gets the gist; be open to the new and to change, or else one will struggle.   Unpacking this expression Read more…


A couple of months ago I agreed to voluntarily chair a committee that requires monthly duties. These tasks include creating and updating charts, writing letters, setting up meetings, helping create agendas, and traveling to meet with other groups. I was reluctant to accept this responsibility. The reason I did so was because I realized that no one Read more…


Last weekend I visited an old friend I had not seen in four years. We had lost track of how long it had been and my friend actually referred to her old calendars to find the definitive answer. Part of the reason that we had not seen each other were changes in each of our lives causing Read more…


Last week I attended a celebratory event. People were invited to the centennial of an old, restored industrial building. The person who owns it has made it into a gallery for her art and also an event space for weddings and parties. I expected to meet people and enjoy some good conversation, food and music. I looked Read more…


During interviews with successful people, I sometimes hear the interviewer ask, “How did you do it?” or “what is your secret to success?” They often respond, “I was just being myself.” As I listen I intuitively understand what the interviewees mean; to be yourself you follow your own muse and your own way of doing things, not Read more…


Recently I was in conversation with an older friend and a car accident that she and her husband experienced happened to come up. I had not heard about it and I asked her questions about it. She described a traumatic and life-changing experience in which they were struck by a car that was out of control and Read more…


Recently I was one of three judges for a competition on professional conduct produced by a nonprofit organization. We evaluated the contestants on the clarity of their written and spoken language, their poise in presenting and interviewing, their grasp of issues, and their career goals and challenges as well as other categories. Naturally there was one winner, Read more…


I am fortunate because I can work part-time. But still I need that financial support. Working part-time, while it gives me more free time, has a dilemma attached. Just how do I manage my time well?   Recently, two different people gave me the same message. In the process of negotiating the wording and images for a Read more…


The other day I confided to a good friend that I had run into an old, frustratingly familiar stumbling block. I had almost completed an idea for a workshop. I had finished the research, outline, and timeline. All I had to do now was pick up the phone and make appointments to present my idea to organizations Read more…


I used to dread failure. In my mind failure was like a little death. When I failed at a project or with a client, for me that experience became a black hole and gave me a sense of shame. I could not understand self-help articles that encouraged one to embrace failure, to accept it as a potentially Read more…