Build Strengths

The past few weeks I have spoken at the university, a few conferences and meetings about building on the strengths of others in our relationships. Some of the talks have been with physicians, therapists nurses or simply people living life. The message that I shared was leveraging our personal strength and the strength of others.Continue reading “Build Strengths”

A new life in bloom

One of my best friends and I started our new tradition called blog breakfast. A time when we could get together share about our blog life and catch up stories from since we have been together.  During the first part of the morning we laughed, ate too much and did everything but blog. Like gradeContinue reading “A new life in bloom”

Flatlined

What would happen if you were told that in the next minute your heart would stop beating? What would you think? How would you feel? What would you tell people about yourself that no one would know? Ask yourself these questions and for a minute. What would I do if someone told me my lifeContinue reading “Flatlined”

My sister is a nurse

Understanding this story is quite simple, but you would need to have a sister who was a nurse, know a nurse or work with a nurse to fully get this experience. It appears to have all started in 1968 when I became her science project. I was searching though a box of pictures of myContinue reading “My sister is a nurse”

Lay Me Down-Part 1 mini series

Ty was on his lunch break sitting on the steps of the fountain in Dupont Circle, Washington DC. He is starring at the Metro station escalator entrance watching the sea of people exit and enter the Metro. The Metro lies below the city connecting the concrete jungle and transports people from all parts of theContinue reading “Lay Me Down-Part 1 mini series”

They had me at Zurheide

We were walking into the parking lot and a few people were blocking our car. It was a young couple and an older couple standing next to a 1995 Buick Sable. On the ground was a cardboard box filled with things wrapped in newspaper. The older woman, was doing all the talking explaining to theContinue reading “They had me at Zurheide”

Yes, I am blessed

Matthew: 14,  Jesus had been teaching 5,000 people and by the end of the day everyone was getting hungry.  Jesus told his disciples to feed the people.  The disciples said, “that is impossible all we have  are five loaves of bread and two fish.  Jesus took the bread and fish and gave thanks. What JesusContinue reading “Yes, I am blessed”

Happy Birthday in Heaven…

I was talking to my Mom today and she told me a story about her sister Dolores. Today is Aunt Dolores’s birthday. Birthdays were very important to Aunt. We have close to 100 family members in our family and her goal in her life was to remember every last one of them. Mom reminded meContinue reading “Happy Birthday in Heaven…”

Never too old, never to young.

Traveling, I met a young professional while eating dinner at a restaurant bar. Eating at the bar is the best strategy when traveling alone. It always results in the most interesting meal and company. Without failure this particular night proved to most enjoyable.  He was visiting the university and interviewing for graduate school to obtainContinue reading “Never too old, never to young.”

Another day another…

How do you know that you are the right person for the job? Can you make yourself fall in love with your work? Can you challenge yourself to become more passionate about what you do from day-to-day? The following are four challenges that can create balance in your life.  Quality time-In a typical work weekContinue reading “Another day another…”