Exercise more. Check. Start every day with joyful gratitude. Check. Focus my energies using a well prioritized to-do list. Check. Well, it’s about that time in January when I realize that the several New Year’s resolutions that I made at the stroke of midnight on Jan 1, 2016 were made with wonderful intention but my resolve to living up to them is a bit short at the moment. Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. It just seems like a great time to start again. With the tu
I find it rather easy to fool myself about some pretty basic things. For example, I espouse the values of physical fitness and a healthy diet. I even enjoy an occasional walk around the block and a salad (low fat dressing, please). But you won’t find me at the gym. I am fooling myself when I say physical fitness is important and then don’t model what it means to be physically fit. The opposite of fooling yourself is knowing yourself. Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, i
How do you end your Email messages? I make a practice of ending my correspondence like this: Encouragement!
Paul I started using my encouragement ending a few years ago during a time when I was experiencing a lot of discouragement. I decided to push back against the onslaught of negative emotions I was feeling by doing something positive. The first time I concluded a message with my new encouragement ending it was awkward but the result was a more constructive tone and