Give Thanks To The Opposition

To be in a consistent state of unconditional love, thankfulness, and gratitude, has been touted for thousands of years as an enlightened mind-set. So, how then do we apply this sage wisdom to unconditionally love, and even be thankful for, those we absolutely don’t agree with or even hate? It's easy to be thankful for those who love and support [...]


Will You Try A Road Yet Traveled?

During a business trip in southern Nevada, I ventured a hike into Grapevine Canyon - known for 1,000-year-old petro-glyphs. My GPS directed me right to the parking lot and the trail head was well marked. A few hundred yards into the hike, the trail became increasingly obscure. What appeared to be the trail kept ending up impassable. So, I kept [...]


BBB – Back to Business Basics

Looking back over the last decade, I've spent time in several business communities across the country. Some cities were hit extremely hard by the financial turmoil our country has had to endure. In smaller towns, where a large or sole business supplied most of the available jobs, closing their doors was devastating to the local economy. I noticed, however, that [...]


Are We Creatures of Bias?

It is time to become critical thinkers, not just critics. Humanity, en masse, hasn't been playing the smartest game. We can do the blame game – but isn’t that what has gotten where we are? And where is it that we are? We are creatures of bias. The root cause of our current social/political dilemmas stem from our incessant need [...]


What Happens As We Befriend Fear

Whether fear is real or imagined, fear processes through our mind and body in the same way. Fear is "a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid." [1] It doesn't matter if we have a damn good reason to be afraid, or if we've fabricated our [...]


‘Tis the Season for Giving PRESENCE

Imagine, for a moment, people at the end of life. What might be on their minds? A recollection of all the cool presents they've received over the years? Perhaps material things they still want? I'm thinking ... not! They are more likely to be remembering those sacred gifts of presence they've been so fortunate to receive - and the people's [...]


Giving Thankfulness

Thanksgiving as an American Holiday has been around for almost 400 years now. Until recently, it's been held as a nondenominational day of gratitude. Most recently commercialism has co-opted the holiday into a day of mass consumerism - Black Friday Eve, so to speak; so now we can be thankful for all the stuff we can buy on sale. Hopefully, some [...]