Lessons from My Dog About Relationships

“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move towards the unknown,” wrote Paulo Coelho, author of By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, “even when we don’t want to and we think we don’t need to.” My dog, Ellie, turned 12 one month ago. She was a little grayer...

8 Ways to Feel Positive (Even When Everything Seems Wrong)

“As a child, my family’s menu consisted of two choices,” quipped comic Buddy Hacket. “Take it or leave it.” We have choices. “You choose happiness. You choose sadness,” insisted Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly...

Discover Your Dream

“How am I supposed to know what I want to do with the rest of my life?” asked Anthony, an 18 year-old student.  “I don’t even know what I want to do tomorrow.” I was invited to motivate students about job opportunities at a high school Career Day.  They made no effort...

Got a Dream? Write It!

At the end (and at the beginning) of the romantic-comedy, Pretty Woman, a man crosses the street and shouts to no one in particular, “Welcome to Hollywood! Everybody comes here has a dream. What’s your dream?” When was the last time someone asked you...

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