Growing in Gratitude

Let’s face it, we always want more. We spend about 5 minutes being grateful and 55 minutes grinding about that which we don’t have.  Because we are goal-oriented people that means we’re never satisfied.   It’s OK to be goal oriented because without it, nothing would get done.  We need goals.  However, our goals should never … More Growing in Gratitude

Burnout

Many years ago, a manager was bragging to me about how hard he worked. He told me he was always working…. work, work, work; that’s all he does. He told me that even when he was home he was working. He would make the schedule, be on the phone, do planning and so on. I … More Burnout

Loving where you work

Over 40 years of working at both large organizations and small ones; profit and non-profit; I have been fascinated with the degree of contentment people have with their employer. (by employer I mean the overall organization not your specific supervisor) I have seen and experienced the full spectrum: from absolute disgust to total endearment. I … More Loving where you work

Your calling

Are you called to do what you do? What do I mean by that? A calling is an urge, a longing, a sense of destiny, a feeling that in a certain place you will be fulfilled. It is a pull, a tug, or even a push. It is a connection to something within a certain … More Your calling

Grace-Full Living

I’m a big advocate of grace. Maybe it’s because I need it so much in my own life. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen the frailties and weaknesses in all of us: inconsistent, awkward, insecure, overwhelmed, hesitant, failing, hurt, unsure of ourselves, broken, and, well, human. But more than anything I think it’s because I’ve seen … More Grace-Full Living