“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
– Ambrose Redmoon
What’s more important than fear?
And that is what my grandmother Oma taught me, about the gift of Giving of Yourself, while on stage. Let’s not be fearful about what the audience thinks; instead, we should focus on giving to our audience. Continue reading
“…The things people really want are love, connection, and purpose.”
That is indeed true wealth. It’s our family, our faith in Life, and our driving motivation — what makes us want to be here on earth.
First, love means we are all created to do something for others. Whether it is our daughter, our dog, or the doorman — everyone needs kindness and love. Continue reading
“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” – Fulton Oursler
What can you let go of today? Continue reading
“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”
– Frank Sinatra
Many of us wish we could say that. 🙂 If we are trusting and calm in our thoughts, then we truly cannot be scared of anyone, or anything. Continue reading
“And the Day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
There is certainly a time to “stay in your bud,” to hibernate. There are times when it is important to be quiet, reflective. In this space, one can hear the truth, and we can ask questions which gear us towards wise actions:
What shall I do for the next step to help further my business today?
What shall I do to help enhance my relationship with my husband?
What shall I do to help bring peace into a colleague’s day?
“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”
-Proverbs 19:11 (New International Version)
Live in that Glory. It’s an honor, a reverence for oneself and for others, to look up and over the offense. Let’s not stare at it, contemplate it, look down at it in dismay. Can you look forward rather than rehearse the past?
It is a tough call, especially if we are hurt. But it’s a good principle at work and home. A beautiful standard to which we can aspire in life. Continue reading
“Successful couples are savvy. They read books, attend seminars, browse Web articles and observe other successful couples. However, successful couples will tell you that they also learn by experience – trial and error.
Here are ten principles of success I have learned from working with and observing hundreds of couples:
1. Happiness is not the most important thing. Everyone wants to be happy, but happiness will come and go. Successful couples learn to intentionally do things that will bring happiness back when life pulls it away. Continue reading