Print BlogNot more than two months ago, an important health study was published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The report is summarized as follows: “Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research.” Despite everything you have heard about the dangers of being overweight, and there are several, being isolated and lonely are worse. According to the APA and the AARP’s
Print BlogHow can you tell if you’re a workaholic or simply passionate about what you do?
Print BlogEver leave a generous tip at your local coffee shop for their fantastic service and see the server’s reaction when they’re not looking?
Print BlogIt is with a heavy heart that I write this short blog and pay tribute to my stepfather, who departed this earth last week. He was a man who stepped up when others stepped down. A man of few words who had a quiet strength that was necessary to face challenges with confidence. As a husband to my mom and a father to my brother and me, he was selfless, responsible and reliable. He came into our lives 54
Print BlogWhen we want to emphasize the hopeful side of a situation, we refer to the term “silver lining.” I am almost certain that you can think of a difficulty that turned out to be a positive experience. No one likes trials, challenges and glitches; however, there is usually something to learn, and in some instances, an opportunity that often ends remarkably. Here are three silver linings to problematic conditions that at the time appeared overwhelming. The Athlete – Robin
Print BlogNext time you’re stuck in slow-moving traffic, take a moment to look around as you’re waiting for the signal to turn green. Hundreds of cars in all shapes and sizes with drivers and passengers of all ages.
Print BlogThink about some of the coolest jobs in the world and try to identify what they all have in common. They don’t have to have their headquarters in California, and they don’t all have to be jobs that pay in millions.
Print BlogOn a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I had just enough time in a hectic day to take an Uber ride over to one of my favorite places, the Smithsonian. The museum is so immense; it is not just one building, but several. I had it in my mind to see the Arts and Industry Building. I should have checked, as two minutes after the Uber dropped me off I was told to not bother walking any further because
Print BlogThree years ago, I had the pleasure of being in the company of several authors and speakers who were visiting the states from Europe. They were wonderful people, and we shared conversation and laughter over dinner. The gentlemen from Germany felt their contributions to art and music, to culture, were important. The couple from France pointed out that French food is incredible. The Italians chimed in with their wines, and on and on, and then the group turned to
Print BlogWhile passing through North Carolina, an old friend happened to stop by the house the other day. He was once a happy and modestly successful man, but as he grew older, I am afraid he became more and more bitter. There were several reasons for his bitterness that many of us could relate to: he was passed over for promotions in his engineering firm, he was growing older and felt unfulfilled, he was hit with several medical bills, and