Life Lessons

Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you no one would believe it

My friends send me email jokes and cartoons all the time; in fact I had a few friends I had to ask to put me on the weekly list and not the daily emails. I have no idea what they do all day that allows them to surf the web and send their network 20-30… Read more »

What’s your balance?

I don’t mean your physical balance, although that is important, what I am asking about today is your “credit” in the accounts of worthy organizations. Things such as your volunteer activities, your kids’ school, your place of worship. What I find (more so at the holidays) is that many of you make great deposits and… Read more »

Sabbath Manifesto

Way back when, God said, “On the seventh day thou shalt rest.”  The meaning behind it was simple: Take a break. Call a timeout. Find some balance. Recharge. Somewhere along the line, however, this mantra for living faded from modern consciousness. The idea of unplugging every seventh day now feels tragically close to impossible. Who… Read more »

Why You Gotta Be So Mean?

“Get your big fat ass in here” those are the words a client of mine recently heard from her grandmother. I can only assume the grandmother didn’t measure the damage of her words. I’m sure grandma thought she was being funny. She wasn’t. Weeks later my client can repeat that stinging phrase that hurt to the… Read more »

Boundary of the United States

I walked along the border I came upon this imposing marker. It’s set into the fence line between America and Mexico. Anyone can easily scale the fence or swim around the jetty in the ocean and regardless of how or why you cross it, you’ve now crossed a border – a boundary line that either… Read more »

The Final Word for February – Acknowledge With Graciousness – Deb’s Ah-Ha Moment

If you have ever heard me speak you probably know this story of an Ah-Ha moment in my life – which I will never forget. A number years ago I was speaking at a conference for judges and lawyers and the luncheon speaker was a lady from a presidential administration (I didn’t care for) and… Read more »

What Will You Do Next? part 1 of 3

In this blog post let’s look at the first of my three lessons for survival. Keep Working. The hardest thing you will do is to keep working on your dreams and goals. Granted it may be a smaller venue than you had hoped for but I have seen and learned by being on the stage… Read more »