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Why, “Why?” May be the Wrong Question

This article was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Choices Magazine.  To view the published format, please click here.

I should on my self all the time. Yup, it’s a long term issue I have been dealing with most of my life. I sometimes feel I’m up to my knees in should’s, I even reek of should’s, no one wants to be around me when I smell of should. So why […]

Life in a Maybe?

This article was originally published in the Winter 2014 issue of Choices Magazine.  To view the published format, please click here.

Are you living life in a “Maybe?” Maybes are situations where you aren’t quite sure what is going on. Mostly we see them in relationships and the worse thing about them is they make us question our own sanity. There is nothing worse than wondering if what you are thinking is right […]

The Only Three Things Your Boss Wants To Hear

This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Choices Magazine.  To view the published format, please click here.

No matter what job you have there will come a time when you screw up. It’s evitable, especially if you are in a leadership or management position, something will be said wrong, taken wrong, or done wrong… It’s the law of averages. So, when that time comes, it’s nice to have a course of […]

New Adventures

People always make adventures sound fun, and, they are!  I mean, you get to get out of your comfort zone, try on some new experiences, and push your envelope hoping at the end you come back refreshed and full of vigor and new resolve.  However, most of us come back wanting a vacation to recover from our vacation!  What I mean is- new adventures can be stressful all unto themselves, whether it is in work […]

Committed to What?

Commitment. Now that’s a word that can change a relationship! Just what is it and is it valid? To expect it, embrace it, or have it in your life? Last night I had a conversation with a friend and he got very upset over my use of that word. It got me thinking, just what does commitment actually mean?

According to the World English Dictionary, commitment (noun), is defined as:

  1. The act of committing or pledging,
  2. The state […]

Are You Suffering From Consequences?

Why don’t we keep taking risk in life? Why is it as we age we get more complacent and less likely to take career, relationship, and life risks? I’ve been faced with this very issue as I move forward in my ‘new’ life as a professional speaker. It has been hard to push through my resistance to change, to take on new ideals, and put myself in the limelight of life again. But if I […]