Tag: lifestyle

A New Year, a New You?

The beginning of a new year always brings an onslaught of resolutions, goals, and promises. It’s as if people think that the new year is somehow going to be “the one” in which they actualize their potential and fulfill their wildest dreams (or create… Continue Reading “A New Year, a New You?”

Humility: Sharing the Stage of Life

Humility is not in vogue. It’s not chic. It’s not on fleak. Everyone wants to talk about pride, but no one wants to talk about humility. This is nothing new. I think part of this is because many have a flawed definition of humility.… Continue Reading “Humility: Sharing the Stage of Life”

The Subtle Power of Dog stories

Every time I read a book or watch a movie that’s a “dog story,” I am 90% more likely to cry. Can you relate? Maybe it’s that the dog almost invariably dies. Or maybe it’s that the dog reminds me of my dog. Or… Continue Reading “The Subtle Power of Dog stories”

Finding the Freedom to Laugh at Life

When my friend told me my life was material for a 4-star sitcom, I couldn’t decide whether that was flattering or insulting. “I would watch that show,” he said emphatically. “It sure would be better than some of the stuff out there.” On the… Continue Reading “Finding the Freedom to Laugh at Life”

Networking: Making Friends in all Places

You can’t grow up today without having the importance of “networking” drilled into you. We’ve all heard the pro-networking adages: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” “You scratch their back, and they scratch yours.” “It helps to have friends in high… Continue Reading “Networking: Making Friends in all Places”