August 8, 2012

Is It a Breakdown in Etiquette?

Assume that you are not personal friends. How would you address a school principal or, for that matter, President Barack Obama? Would it be on a first name basis? If not, why? Now I don’t mean to be Victorian about this so please put yourself in my shoes as I relate a couple of experiences to you, and then decide if it’s my sensibilities gone afoul or a breakdown in manners. This last weekend I visited my favorite lake resort. After enjoying a successful morning of fishing, my lovely bride ... Read More

August 2, 2012

5 Characteristics That Can Maximize Your Income Potential

What does it take to maximize your income potential at a time when the economy seems uncertain? What does it take to secure some cushion of comfort that promotes peace of mind? If you’re like many people today, financial concerns top the list of worries. Why is it some people are successful and some struggle all their lives? Could there be a common denominator that links income security to the inventory of characteristics that undergird the successful person? The answer should come as no surprise for common sense informs us ... Read More

May 7, 2012

Your Personal Master Plan

One of the things we see happen with local government is the creation of a master plan. The plan will lay out where development is to take place and what kind. It will anticipate the growth of the community, and therefore the nature of services that will be required. Zoning provisions will follow the master plan, and eventually so will easements, if they require the condemnation of personal property in order to satisfy the greater needs of the community. The goal is a prosperous, safe, and healthy city. Developers and ... Read More

February 27, 2012

Allowing the Time to Heal

Our expectations can heal us, and they can harm us. Many people are afraid of losing, winning, playing and embracing much that life has to offer. Moving that to a new context — acknowledging our own anticipation while maneuvering it into the zone of practice, trying, learning and waiting with expectancy of success — is one of the grandest endeavors we can undertake. But to do that, we must at times be both the patient and the healer. I’m reminded of an old Sufi story about time and pomegranates that ... Read More

December 9, 2011

Is This the Law of Attraction at Work?

The Secret and The Law of Attraction have drawn a great deal of interest from main street folks, not just the so-called new age followers. Bob Proctor, a Secret teacher, asserts that a fellow teacher, James Arthur Ray attracted his own demise — the Sedona disaster. So let me start by asking you to participate in a mind experiment. The idea behind a mind experiment is to actually explore an idea by participating in a sort of vicarious way. So, let’s use some imagination and see where it leads. What if you found yourself at a retreat? ... Read More