Tag: reality

the promise – the next generation of leaders

I am fortunate, as are many, to have recently watched and celebrated the graduation of a family member from high school or college. This week, I watched, celebrated and started to feel better about our future, as my grandson and his classmates/friends graduated high…

this earth day

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  – unknown On this Earth Day, it seems appropriate to observe the condition of the planet as a metaphor for our human condition. Or is it the human condition,…

elevating the conversation

I’ve been listening to a few podcasts this week. I’ve enjoyed listening again to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah discussing Tolle’s book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. These podcasts are taken from their 2008 series of webinars in which they discussed each…

let go or…

We are in the midst of many special days. Hanukkah is behind us; the Winter Solstice is in front of us, as is Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year. Many of us are reflecting on the past year and thinking about our word or…

inspiration…and leadership

To my dear Readers: I read a letter yesterday and again this morning that I felt warranted sharing with all of you. You may well have read it, too. Before you get to the link below, I wish to offer a few words for…

say it now

You’ve got to love social media (I do not).  The oxymoronic nature of the term, “social media” gives us a hint about how we arrived at the moment in time when distinguishing the truth from the not-so-truth is quite challenging. But I digress… Like…

acceptance

Today, when people share their brokenness with me, my first goal is to create safe space where they can give voice to whatever they thought was unspeakable – and learn, in the words of theologian Paul Tillich, to “accept the fact that they are…

this…is who we are

While enjoying my inspirational email messages, I came across a quote in one that was simple, yet beautiful and easy to understand…by anyone. What I also realized after I reflected on the truth in the metaphor, I realized that there are many who walk…

who are we?

The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions?   –…

the color purple

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson The color purple is my favorite color. It is also the title of a book, a movie and a Broadway play. The book, written by Alice Walker and originally published in 1982,…