When I ask, “What does happiness means to you?” I often get long pauses or blank looks. If we can’t define happiness, how are we supposed to know it when we experience it? I attended a convention that featured a session on “The History of Happiness” presented by a professor who had written a book on the topic. He spent… Read more →
Hollywood producer/director Stephen Spielberg said, “My imagination won’t turn off. I wake up excited.” Is imagination an active part of your life? Do you wake up excited about your day? A client recently told me she grew up dreaming. Like me, she grew up in a small town. Books were her window to a fascinating world somewhere “out there” beyond… 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 →
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?
Years ago when my sons we’re growing up on Maui, I felt torn between two worlds. I had two sons I loved and wanted to be with AND had a thriving speaking/training business that called for me to be on the road and in the air. At a National Speakers Association convention on the mainland, I ran into a long-time… Read more →