Pinochle is the Biz

Life is like a game of pinochle; you bid on what you’re dealt plus gut feel, trade your weak cards for new ones, meld with your partner, and see what tricks you pull together. A good team plays off one another finding fun no matter what cards come their way. Connecting with one another enables… Read More

We’re Not Alone

Have you ever felt like just falling apart? I believe we all have at some point. Have you ever just felt like a witness to the never ending change in life with people coming and going and tasks seeming to lead no where? Perhaps a job without end or not able to get ahead is… Read More

Warm Work Relationships

What about work relationships? A friend from South Africa emailed me and asked me follow up on the recent post about “the warmth of our close relationships have more to do with our success than money or fame” After high school or college and prior to retirement we spend the majority of our lives interacting… Read More

Warm Relationships Are Key

“Financial success depends on warmth of relationships and, above a certain level, not on intelligence.” source: Wikipedia, Grant Study I recently watched the TED talk given by Robert Waldinger on “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.” One of the key things he points out is how important relationships are… Read More

Sea of Troubles

We face a myriad of difficulties changing day-to-day, month to month and year to year.  At times it is overwhelming.  It’s easy to get lost in our woes and worries when constraints out number the freedoms in our lives.  In these times it is extremely important to use the social resources available in our lives and… Read More

Loosen Your Expectations

Things do not work out as we expect.  When setting up a surprise or gift for someone, their reactions and reception of our energies will be in line with their experience and not ours. Others simply do not think as we do. We all experience different universes. Over the holiday break I observed my daughter… Read More

Make Your Own Music

As we stated last time in not so certain terms, listening with all of our senses is key to connecting with our environment and ourselves.  When we listen, we enable ourselves to understand the vital few things in our lives.  It allows us to recognize what’s important.  It allows us to let the noise of… Read More