You can laugh more

You can laugh more

“A good time to laugh is anytime you can.” ~Linda Ellerbee I can be very intense. Ask anyone who knows me. I can get caught in the seriousness of a situation, the meaning of a moment, the dilemma of a debate. I can work very hard to find value in each encounter and...
You don’t always know what you don’t know

You don’t always know what you don’t know

I love learning and the chance to build my knowledge and skills. Reading books and magazines, taking classes, attending seminars and conferences – all are ways to increase my knowledge and my competence. I know what I don’t know (or need to know more...
Know what’s required

Know what’s required

“It’s not enough we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” ~Sir Winston Churchill I’ve mentioned in an earlier Thoughtful Minute when Maria, in The Sound of Music, sings that she needs to do better than her best. I’ve always found this an interesting...
The importance of a quiet mind

The importance of a quiet mind

I was in a yoga class recently, and the instructor shared a quote from the Buddha. “When the mind is quiet, the Universe surrenders.” It stayed with me. I see it in my clients. I see it in my colleagues, family members, and friends. I see it in myself. The...