Tradition and Change

Why is tradition so important to us? Frank Sonnenberg, an award-winning author and thought leader, speaks of tradition as being “a critical piece of our culture. They help form the structure and foundation of our families and our society. They remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are today and who …

Swimming Against the Current

I discovered a few years ago that life did not have to be tough. This may not seem earth shattering to you, but to me, it was! Up until that time, if things could go wrong, they did! I couldn’t understand why everything “bad” always happened to me. What did I do, that caused me to deserve a tough and …

What Do You Do?

“What do you do?” How many times have you been greeted with these few words? Whether you are at a dinner party, a social outing or simply just meeting someone new, the standard order of questioning is  “Hello, how are you?,  “What do you do?” and “Who do you work for?” It’s no wonder so many people feel defined by their …

Baby Steps

You need to walk before you can run. When a baby is first born, they experience the many milestones of their life as they grow and develop. It may start with that little baby smile or giggle, or when they roll over on the floor. As time goes on, they learn, they become stronger, and they become confident as they …

The Journey

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. It is hard to see the light when we are amid complete darkness. It is hard to see the beautiful destination when the road is leading you into the ditch. Life can dish out its challenges and can so often feel unfair. This feeling becomes exponentially increased when you look on social media …

The Poison Apple

What did the red apple in Snow White symbolize? It symbolized the Queen’s envy and jealousy over Snow White’s beauty. This 19th century German fairy tale continues to speak of two emotions, envy and jealousy, that we all know to be negative emotions but yet they still exist today in our 21st century. Why is this? While we might be …

Life’s Stopwatch

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.”- Leo Christopher Time is precious, we all know this, and we have all heard this. But how many of us live each moment knowing that time could be taken from us in a blink of an eye? This is not a new topic, but an …

Mob Boss Miracle

Michael Franzese, pledged himself to the mafia at age 22 when he was called into becoming a Mob Boss after his dad’s conviction to prison for a crime that Michael insists his father did not commit. “By the age of 35, in 1986, Fortune Magazine listed Franzese as number 18 on its list of the ‘Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses” …

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions….

5 things to consider when making difficult business decisions Undoubtedly, one of the hardest aspects of being a leader in business can be the responsibility that comes with it.    Maybe you run your own business or perhaps someone has instilled their confidence in you to manage their organization. Either way at times you might feel like you are in a …