Category Archives: personal change

Uplifting Business Reading

Earlier this year in my “recommended reading phase,” a good friend suggested I read Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.  At the time, I think it was the title that put me off, though I dutifully downloaded it into … Continue reading

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Holiday blues

Like a lot of families, ours has been impacted by the economy in general.  We decided to ask the kids to buck up and bit and not be disappointed Christmas morning when they had fewer presents than years past.  The … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts about “Connected”

So this book was great! Nikolas Christakis and Jame’s Fowler’s “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks” is worth a read. And it relates beautifully to this year’s theme, which ideas change us and why? I already finished it and … Continue reading

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From Light Scones to Connectedness

Since the last blog, I have read the The Unbearable lightness of Scones, by Alexander McCall Smith. I read it primarily because I needed some light reading after Ronald White’s A. Lincoln. Smith is a great author when you want … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much for the Brain ?

This morning, while cooking breakfast, I was listening to the radio. A great show from the “Science Lab” (NPR) came on talking about will power, or at least that’s what I thought it was about. The people in the experiment … Continue reading

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New Year’s: To Make or Not Make a Resolution? That is the Question!

I vote make one! It’s a new decade – think about it. Some day our grandchildren will be studying about the 2010’s, just like we studied about the “Roaring Twenties” or ” the Age of Enlightenment.,” and they’ll ask “What … Continue reading

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What’s in a Chat?

Before we talk about the soul, I want to share this story about communication: A colleague told me about this friend of hers, a man about 42, who had just figured out something really important about his wife. He said when … Continue reading

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