Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Classic Pamela Positive: What’s In a Conversation…Who Will You “Turn Towards” Today?

girls-380617_640The word to ‘converse’ has morphed to mean using words or talking.

But what it meant at inception was to “turn towards one another.” Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Why an Orphanage May Be a Positive Home

children-602967_640In the 1890s, people didn’t live very long. The average age from the late 1880s was, in fact, in the 40s.  So orphanages became a way for these young children whose parents died to have a home.  Currently there are 143 million orphans across the world. Continue reading

“All Of Us Might Wish At Times That We Lived In A More Tranquil World….(yet) Our Times Are Challenging And Filled With Opportunity.”–Thomas Paine


“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”–Thomas Paine

It might be a family relationship, or a challenging business deal.  Perhaps you are an entrepreneur starting out and the hill goes up, up up — and up.  Continue reading

“In India, When We Meet and Greet and We Say “Namaste,” Which Means: I Honor the Place in You of Love, of Light, of Truth, of Peace”

holi-594333_640In India, when we meet and greet and we say “Namaste”, which means: I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides, I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honor the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us. – Ram Dass

Come down from your energy high, your doerism, your list. Your take-care-of -the-top-priorities-at-work, and get-done-with-all-your email focus.  Don’t go to the drycleaners or grocery store.  Stop cleaning your home, pushing yourself on your career, helping your kids (for a moment), trying to have kids, networking, volunteering, or getting a date. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: “I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin

Paul_Gauguin_027“I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was an artist who was renowned for his Post Impressionism painting in the 19th century.  He was an innovator in the use of bold colors.  At the same time, he also brought out the meaning of each subject.  He balanced authenticity with innovation.

What we can learn from Paul Gauguin:  Let’s ‘see’ differently. Don’t use your eyes.  Instead, use “meaning” to see. Continue reading

The Encourager, The Realist and The Critic. Which One Are You? Which One Do You Want To Be?

rsz_johnathan-pearson-e1404855791431-1080x675Jonathan Pearson is a millennial determined to leave the world in better shape, and the co-creator of, an online community for young leaders. And here’s what he’s got to say about the people in our lives. Who we are to them, and how we can help. And who they are to us. Read on for a most essential blogpost true to that, below. Thank you, Jonathan!
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