Half of my back is covered with an octopus tattoo. He’s reaching up at an anchor that is donned with a crown. I had the anchor and crown done in November 2011. The octopus came to life over several sessions spanning from February to August 2018. It was only today when I realized what it… Continue reading Eight Arms
For the longest time, I wouldn’t tell people I was a teacher. There were just some things about the job (or at least how I was doing the job) that didn’t align with whom I feel I am.
My business mentor the incomparable MP reminds us often to “keep the main thing the main thing.” If you’re a loyal reader, you know what’s at the center of my vision board that hangs above the center of my desk. If you’re new here, I won’t keep you in the metaphorical dark. At the center… Continue reading Linus
In late June 2014, I wrote a note in my phone of three simple “I am” statements to set the tone for my summer. Pushing aside the millions of things to get done and ways to make two months off from the day job count, I set these “I am” statements at the core of… Continue reading Retreat Yourself
Authenticity truly makes me tick (in a good way… not like a nervous tic or an incessant ticking of a clock). In a culture where we share all the highlights of our lives, the way we want our lives to be perceived, in a running pictorial accessible to all, I find myself frustrated with the… Continue reading Authenticity
Every personal development book, lecture, course or coaching session deals with relationships in some form: the relationship with have with ourselves, with our environment and with other people. Even the supreme introverts have interaction with others in some capacity. JD Salinger had to walk to the Post Office to collect his mail in Cornish, N.H. … Continue reading Find your Tribe
People show you who they are. Time after time. If you pay attention, their truth is there. If you choose to ignore it, that’s on you. Yesterday, we took part in an education event at a local public library. Two summers ago, our team, a fledging version of the current incarnation, rescued three rabbits in… Continue reading Together
I thought I was going to write about something completely different today… But as I sat down, clicked the diffuser on and powered up the laptop, I realized I hadn’t tore off today’s calendar page. I have a Dr. Wayne Dyer page-a-day calendar on the mess I call a desk. I usually tear the page… Continue reading On Purpose