Design your own emotional epaulets

"My face is a gift, because my shadow side is on the outside, where I have had to deal with it. Paradoxically, I have been made whole through (and with) what originally seemed to be my flaws." –David Roche My husband, John, and I were amusing ourselves...

Get off the ship

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."  –Eleanor Roosevelt In the fall of 1988, I sailed around the world. Actually,...

Be nice to bellhops

We all believe in equality as long as it is equality with our superiors. I’ll never forget being on a business trip years ago with a colleague and watching in horror as she—in her gray, beautifully tailored designer suit and heels—literally stamped her foot like a...

Speak up with your one true voice

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. (American Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)...

An Invitation to 37 days

3 Jan 2005 It’s a whole new year. I got up very early this morning and as I sat with my first cup of coffee, I realized that I’ve set and broken many new year’s resolutions over the past decade. One that just keeps getting pushed back is to spend...