Category Archives: Communication

Neil Diamond

Touching Hands Two words anchored in the musical gifts of Neil Diamond which induced an audience full of strangers to lift their arms high and–touch hands. Supping with pals I was angled to see a couple at the next table weave their fingers in tender touch as they sipped wine together. Their touching fingers moved ever so tenderly as their ... Read More »

Jewel Pals

Local Cape Cod Times columnist, Lawrence Brown, wrote an uplifting and thoughtful column a few weeks back, which led to this blog post about “jewel pals.” I reacted with an email compliment. He responded with suggestion we sip a coffee together. We did. Then we set couples supper to find a sweet compatibility. He and his wife are both fascinating “thinkers,” articulate, informed, ... Read More »


Dear friends, Announcing the release of my latest anthology Fresh Start Moments: True Stories to Ignite Passion & Purpose! It’s currently available at all your favorite online bookstores in hardcover. Paperback and eBook to follow within the next few weeks. I am pleased to say we are getting a number of orders for Fresh Start Moments. Thank you to those who ... Read More »

Word Power

Seek Your Word Power Wiper blades at full speed as we drive thru heavy rain. Concurrent with drenching rain we listen to inspiring words of Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle. Both rooted in philosophy guiding one to better know how very “extraordinary” are we as human beings. The message fills our spirit. Lifts us to SEE the value of enriching our sight ... Read More »

Names Matter

The Power of a Name It is pleasing to see how the face tone changes when a server in a restaurant is asked, “What is your name?”  A smile pops.  And then, when you recall that name during the event, you can feel  that person’s warmth .  One’s name, spoken with genuine interest, is like a bath in warm milk.   ... Read More »

4 Wheels-2 Hearts-1 Kiss

4 Wheels-2 Hearts-1 Kiss Mezzanine at Doral Conference Center.  A glass wall with view of the swimming pool and hot tub. I observe a Korean male nurse wheeling 2 seniors, a man and a woman, towards the hot tub. Man is very bent over in the wheelchair–looks like a severe stroke victim. The woman, bent a bit in her wheelchair, ... Read More »

Toxic Emotions

The Sting of Toxic Emotions Our “toxic emotions” are like silent invaders just waiting to pounce on top of reactions we have to disappointment, manipulation, insult and injury.  The high risk comes from accepting the invitation to be resentful, judgmental or harsh.  When we take that risk, too often we have failed to center our mind’s eye on what surrounds the ... Read More »

Leader Joy

Creating Leader Joy I’d like to invite you to listen to my recent radio interview on Straight Up with Chris : Real Talk on Business & Parenthood. Here is the episode description: We are all faced with many life difficulties. The key is how we navigate through the tough challenges. Often it is a kind word or luck that helps us ... Read More »

36 Second Angel Thread

Angel Threads A high speed elevator ride  with myself and one other.  Courtesy chat.  I sensed turbulence. Gave my riding companion my card and suggested she check my website for a book of her choice – then call me for a gift of that book. She explained that she is a “contract writer” for Oprah magazine.  Later that day, I was at the airport waiting for ... Read More »

Progressive Forum

Progressive Forum The average age is 85 yrs. for a cluster of people who label themselves, “The Progressive Forum.”  Today’s entertainment is singing grannies and one former showgirl. There is a patient lull in the room while they maneuver to the front of the room, either very slowly or on walkers. Then, “the singing grannies” burst into song, six in ... Read More »