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...
Giving the gift of attention

Giving the gift of attention

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.” ~Richard Moss Do you remember your best boss? Your favorite teacher? I’m sure you remember your best friend growing up? What do these three likely have in common? My guess is all three probably...