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How much time do you spend reflecting on your choices, actions, thoughts and feelings? The amount of time you spend on these reflections has a direct correlation with the effectiveness of your leadership. The more self-aware you are, the more you are aware of those...

Every New Year's Eve I have a ritual of reflecting on the past year and writing the story of what I want the year ahead to be. That story includes my vision for what I’d like to accomplish, how I want to show up all...

A friend relayed a story the other day about observing an older gentleman walking into a grocery store. The man got upset at a car that sped by him. His words at the car were “You should be more patient with old people.” The irony,...

Every year around this time, we reconnect to the story of The Grinch. I think the reason that it resonates with us is because we all know that person, and we wish they would have the same transformation as The Grinch did - "...

It’s been said many times that we teach what we most need to learn. There is no doubt that saying applies to me. Some of the toughest lessons for me have been to completely embrace asking for help and accepting help. And I know I'm...

In July, I moved to a new area of San Diego. While I was getting acquainted with my new neighborhood, I was delighted to see a nail spa where I could get pedicures just around the corner from my house. I was even more delighted...

This Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. It happens to be one of my favorite holidays. It's not because of the food though. It's my favorite because of the reason for gathering - to give thanks and share what we have to give...

Have you ever looked for an excuse so you don’t have to do something? A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a friend, and he gave me this whole story about why he couldn’t attend an event that he said he wanted to...

Recently, I took a road trip with my 14- and 16-year-old daughters. It was an eight-hour drive, so on our way home I decided to take advantage of that quality time to have a much-needed conversation. After the conversation, it occurred to me that everything...

Up until now, there have been plenty of instances in my life where I had the attitude of “I have to” do one thing or another. I don’t know about you, however, I never felt good about the prospect of having to do any particular...