How Successful Do You Want to Be?

I Believe In You Do you believe in yourself? I mean, do you trust your decisions, and feel that you have control of your direction in life? It’s not wrong to doubt ourselves. In fact, self-doubt can work to our benefit by exposing attitudes we still have that no...

It’s Time to Take Action

What’s Stopping You From Being Magnificent? Last week ago, a group of teenagers in Florida decided to take on the federal government, lawmakers – Republican and Democrats, alike – the judicial system, the President of the United States and the National Rifle Association. It took courageous, pissed off high...

Speaking Out About Parkland – “Making Sense of Life” Special Edition

Guns in America We have a problem in America. In fact, of all the countries in the world, the United States has the most pronounced evidence of this situation. And, yes, it involves guns, but that’s not the complete problem, nor is banning all guns tomorrow the perfect solution....

Pick a Side!

Are You Your Labels? How are you personally dealing with the polarization going on in the world? Have you noticed how if we are for one thing that we are often expected to be against something else? There are those who still believe we live in a black/white, gay/straight,...

They Aren’t Going to Like This

Can You Stand Up to Criticism? Are you feeling more like a leader in life? In my blog two weeks ago I opened a conversation that we ought to have with ourselves:  Am I willing to be a leader? How’s that going for you? There’s a truly inspirational speaker...

How DARE You Bring That Up!

A World Without Privacy Have you ever posted a comment on social media, and then have it come back to bite you in the ass? Been there, done that, got the t-shirt … and the bite marks, which in one case is still healing. I’d be hard-pressed to think...

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of My Way

Where Are the Leaders? What are leaders supposed to do? Leaders are supposed to lead. Duh. Seems like a no-brainer, huh? Yet we see very little leading today in the news. We certainly see people in power spouting rhetoric and hyperbole – these are socially acceptable, polite ways of...

You’ll Never Guess What’s Killing Men

Husbands and Buddies and Friends, OH MY! If you’re reading this, there’s an 80 percent chance you’re female. My subscribers are predominately women and 35+. (If you’re a guy – thank you for subscribing and reading my work!) Truth is, I’ve always attracted more women than men in my...

What Did I Just See You Do?

Accountability and Success How are those New Year’s resolutions of yours coming along? Or, did you (like me) not make any? It usually takes about two weeks (or three weeks max) for New Year’s resolutions to fall by the wayside. I’m not being Negative Nellie here, but statistically we...

This May Tick You Off

Women of Power Have you noticed a resurgence of women acting powerfully? It’s not like there hasn’t been a growing stream of upwardly mobile females in the workforce in the past 50 years. But the #metoo movement acknowledging what men have denied for decades if not centuries, growing numbers...