7 Tips for Positive Communication

7 Tips for Positive Communication

Words have power.   They impact the quality of our friendships, our ability to succeed, and our happiness. Often, we are unaware of how words influence our lives. Have you ever noticed how some people bring you alive during a conversation, while others leave you...
Want to Electrify Your Life? Start Saying Yes.

Want to Electrify Your Life? Start Saying Yes.

A few years ago, I visited my parents in Chile – a place they escape to for six months every year to avoid the cold German winters. My dad grew up in that beautiful South American country and I went to high school there in the 70s. While visiting, I had the...
Want a Better Life? Create It.

Want a Better Life? Create It.

The One Thing I Don’t Like About My Job   If there’s one thing that I don’t like about my job, it’s this: out of 10 people I work with, only two or three take the steps that are necessary to bring about the change they want to see in their...
Create, Grow & Renew – A Spring Exercise

Create, Grow & Renew – A Spring Exercise

Happy first week of Spring!   What a splendid time for renewal, new creations, and joy. Now you can open your windows, let the warm air fill your home and enjoy nature’s outburst of colors and growth. Even here in California we are blessed with vibrant fields of...
What’s Your Life Worth to You?

What’s Your Life Worth to You?

Do you know what your life is worth to you?   Can you measure it in money, happiness, or quality of time? A few weeks ago, I spoke to a woman who’d been unemployed for more than three years. She told me that most of that time she spent worrying, applying for...