Mistakes “R” Us!

My CV of Mistakes Don’t you just love to tell others all the things you’ve done wrong? Hmmmm…. Probably not. But that’s exactly what this blog is about. “CV” (if you’re unfamiliar with the term – many Americans don’t know what it is!) stands for curriculum vitae, Latin for...

Can YOU Reach Across the Aisle?

Compromise is Not Defeat We lost a unique and well-known leader this week. Senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain died last Saturday. Even in death, the one Washington has called “The Maverick” for decades, did it his own way. He voluntarily discontinued treatment for his brain cancer and died...

How to Make a Bully Flee

Is the “Golden Rule” Dead? Do you practice the “Golden Rule?” Almost every society has some version of treating others like we want to be treated. Unfortunately, like all great advice and most sacred texts, this gets twisted by the selfish, the greedy, and those who live in constant...

Cement Loafers

Are You Feeling Stuck? Have you felt recently like every time you take two steps forward you end up taking three steps back? Grandma Esther used to say, “Sometimes you just can win for losin’.” It seems that feeling is going around like a bad summer cold. If not...

How to Create Success

What is Success for You?   Photographer:  Dana Tentis   Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison I posted the quote above this week on my Facebook page. The first comment was, “Failure?...

3 Reasons Why We Aren’t Content

Are You Content or Complacent? Have you noticed it seems the entire world is ticked off about something? We have become intimately involved with people, places, and events that have little or nothing to do with us, our families, or our hopes, dreams, and visions. In the process, we...

Can I Trust You?

Truth, Integrity, and Lying by Omission (A reprint and updated version of “Can I Trust You,” from July 2016) Are you a trust worthy person? I’m sure you probably are. I sincerely believe people usually do the right thing when it comes to honesty. But, are there trust issues...

What Is Your Intention?

Success Mini-Course Lesson Six “Clear Intention” A special, six-week series of “Making Sense of Life” by Terry Drew Karanen Thank you for sharing this six week journey with me! I hope you’ll find this final lesson on how to create and maintain a clear intention for your life to...

Consequences – DO NOT BE AFRAID!

How are you liking this “new world” we’re experiencing? Are you happy with what some are calling a “Greater America” today? If so, you can stop reading now. Or not. A few years ago I coined a phrase. If you’ve read my work for any amount of time you’re...

What’s Your Purpose?

Success Mini-Course Lesson Five “Purpose” A special, six-week series of “Making Sense of Life” by Terry Drew Karanen I applaud you for opening this blog posting, and will be even more delighted if you access this week’s lesson. The applause is well-deserved, assuming you’ve already read through Lesson Four,...