Slow Dancing with the Dark

Growing up in a small town in Kentucky in the late 60s, we had to create our own entertainment and social life. In my early teens, hosting a dance party in your home for your friends and classmates helped insure that you were “cool.” And conscientious parents thought...

The Power of a Do-Not- Kid-Yourself Day

Many years ago, a presenter in a leadership development seminar I was attending made a statement that has stuck with me ever since: “At least once a month, we all need a do-not-kid-yourself day.” The audience responded with a nervous laugh. Coming from a fairly...

Blaze Your Own Trail

At some point in our lives, most of us have had to find our own path – our own way of doing something, our sense of who we are within a relationship, or a career path that made sense for us. Following the calling of your heart or the passion of your soul sometimes...

Life and Work as a Pilgrimage

Philosopher Martin Buber wrote: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” As I reflect on those words, I am taken back to a powerful moment in a coaching session several months ago – a moment that won’t let go of me. That moment has...