Conversation Hog Syndrome

There exists a disease that can unknowingly creep up on us I refer to as the Conversation Hog Syndrome (CHS). CHS creates a deep urge in the listener to say something to compete with the speaker’s sharing time. Other symptoms include… thinking of what to say next, abruptly interrupting the speaker, and offering advice when... Continue Reading →

Staying the Course

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for."-William Shedd Whatever life throws at us, we must be prepared to stay the course.  Like all journeys, we must have a plan on where we want to go. To achieve our destiny, we must create a series of goals to... Continue Reading →

Interconnectedness

“For a table to exist, we need wood, a carpenter, time, skillfulness, and many other causes. And each of these causes needs other causes in order to be. The wood needs the forest, the sunshine, the rain, and so on. The carpenter needs his parents, breakfast, fresh air, and so on. And each of these... Continue Reading →

6 Things Happy People Never Do

Written by Marc Chernoff  Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design into the present. Happy people do a lot of things.  They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals, savoring life’s little pleasures, and so on and so forth. But... Continue Reading →

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