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 →
Giving thanks isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Research by Harvard shows it’s not happiness that makes us grateful; it’s gratefulness that makes us happy. So, why limit giving thanks to just one day a year? As Walt Whitman said, “To feel gratitude and not express it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” Many people have a tradition of… Read more →
I’m here in Morro Bay this week as part of my Year by the Water. I am filled with sweet and bittersweet memories. This is the where my mom and dad lived – actually nearby Los Osos – for the last years of their life. I remember holiday family reunions at their home, where my brother, sister and I returned as adults… Read more →
Do you know one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned as a result of my Year by the Water and from 20 years of researching, writing and speaking about attention, concentration and focus? The quality of our life is directly proportionate to our quality of attention. Yet, as explained in Got Your Attention? … goldfish have longer attention spans than we do…. Read more →