The shooting that took place on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was tragic and heartbreaking. But the surviving students who are speaking truth to power are so inspiring. Young people are standing up and demanding change. Continue reading
I watched a video the other day of Mr. Rogers speaking to the U.S. Senate about funding for the public broadcasting system back in 1969. It was in jeopardy of losing its funding and this was the avenue that Mr. Rogers used to share his children’s show each day. In just six minutes, he convinced the committee to keep the $20 million in funding that was in place. Continue reading
Martha Beck, sociologist and life coach, said, “Relinquishing the delusional hope that we can or must be flawless — allows us to seek happiness in the only place it can be found: our real, messy, imperfect experience.” Continue reading
The definition of selfish is “lacking consideration for others.” But many never put themselves first and it can cause sadness and sickness and general unhappiness. We can be selfish with ourselves. Continue reading
Entrepreneur and author Gary Vaynerchuck said, “Being cool has nothing to do with age; it has to do with how solid your identity is.” Continue reading
I was speaking at an event yesterday to moms of young children about embracing failure, knowing you are enough, and taking action. We started talking about finding yourself again when your life is changed so much by becoming a mother. Continue reading
I watched a video clip of actor Will Smith the other day and he shared a powerful message. He started with a quote from the poet Rumi which was, “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
He then asked who are the five people you spend the most time with? Who are your last five texts from? Who are the last five people you met for coffee or had a long chat with? Continue reading
I read an article lately by Benjamin P. Hardy in Thrive Global and it shared some great advice about how to be more productive. He talked about how the first three hours of your day are everything.
Our brains are most productive when we first wake up, but we often don’t take advantage of that force. We tend to check our phones and emails and start answering questions from others. Continue reading
In 2016, quarterback Nick Foles almost made the decision to quit the NFL. He had just been released from his contract. But he decided to stay and this season, ended up as back-up quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The first NFL team he played for when he was initially drafted.
That all changed when his team’s starting quarterback tore his ACL in December. Nick Foles was pulled into the spotlight and he made the most of it. Helping his team make it to the Super Bowl as the underdog and then bringing home the top prize. Continue reading
In Sean Achor’s new book, Big Potential, he talks about how success and happiness are not individual sports but team efforts. He mentions an American biologist, Professor Hugh Smith, who was travelling through a Southeast Asian jungle in 1935. Suddenly, surrounded by night sky, the professor saw a mangrove tree along the river completely light up and then go dark. And it happened again a few seconds later. Next all the trees along the river embankment lit up and went dark together. After his initial shock wore off, he realized that the trees were covered in lightning bugs who were flashing their light in unison. Continue reading