The simple power of raising your hand

Our doubts are traitors, and make use lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~William Shakespeare Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week was the first week of school. We spent the week like most families - absolutely frantic with meetings and school supply sales … Continue reading The simple power of raising your hand

Shake a Little Secret Sauce on Your Week: Hope, Reprised

Once you choose hope, anything is possible. ~Christopher Reeve I dwell in possibility. ~Emily Dickenson Listen to the must’nts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’t, the impossible, the won’t. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~Shel Silverstein. August is upon … Continue reading Shake a Little Secret Sauce on Your Week: Hope, Reprised

Isn’t the kaleidoscope pretty?

The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. ~Georg Christoph Lichetenberg This weekend was awash with stories of people fleeing for their lives. Some were school supply shopping at a Wal-mart. Some were outside on a summer Saturday night. Just going about their lives, when suddenly life as they knew it ... ended. It's so … Continue reading Isn’t the kaleidoscope pretty?

A Flock of Butterflies…

You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world. -Andy Andrews Yesterday I watched a video of Elizabeth Warren. (Full disclosure: It totally made me cry.) Sitting there in my office (well, the converted attic of our house, which is perpetually too … Continue reading A Flock of Butterflies…

Can We Keep the Golden Door Open?

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. ~Emma Lazarus The greatest nations are defined by how they treat their weakest inhabitants. ~Jorge Ramos Remember high school? It was probably … Continue reading Can We Keep the Golden Door Open?

I Call It Action Therapy

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. ~Dalai Lama I'm a person of action. I'll bet you are too. So when I woke up this morning at … Continue reading I Call It Action Therapy

It’s All Doable – If We Work Together

Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination. ~Zig Ziglar One of the most common sources of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. ~Napoleon Hill Yesterday, I sat in a packed-to-capacity union hall, listening to former Missouri Senator, Claire McCaskill, who lost her seat in 2018 after … Continue reading It’s All Doable – If We Work Together