Did you know a Harris Poll reports only 31% of Americans say they’re happy? An exhausted business owner told me yesterday, “I’m too busy to be happy.” I told him, “Please rethink that. Happiness doesn’t take TIME, it takes ATTENTION.” How about you? Would you say you’re happy? I’ve discovered something surprising – and saddening – in my interviews with… Read more →
David Viscott said, “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” So true. One of the most important lessons-learned from my Year by the Water is that it is NOT always better to GIVE than RECEIVE. It is better to give AND receive. So many of us are so busy doing and giving to others,… Read more →
Dan Millman and his book “Path of the Peaceful Warrior” was one of our favorite author-speakers at the Maui Writers Conference. His insight, “There is no such thing as an ordinary day” is as true today as it was 15 years ago. It reminds me of the powerful line from Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town.” Emily, the lead character, has… Read more →
Thanks Simon and Garfunkel for this eloquent reminder to SLOW DOWN and make the morning (This moment? This day? This weekend?) last. What’s the big hurry? The faster we go, the more we miss. Stop right now. Look around. Really SEE someone or something as if for the first or last time. Take a big deep breath. Imprint this moment…. Read more →
I understand the phrase “lost in thought,” but it’s more accurate to say I am “FOUND in thought.” Some of the most deeply satisfying, connected, creatively productive moments of my life are when I’m thinking, musing, observing, appreciating and writing. How about you?