No. 63 – Kindnessing
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No. 63 – Kindnessing

Dear One, My intention remains to share illuminating ideas for alleviating tough times and elevating you.  Here, I offer you ‘Kindnessing.’ “What Wisdom can you find that is greater than Kindness?” asked philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Yet, Kindnessing, a verb to reflect action and practice, can be easily overlooked.  Perhaps thought less important, trivial, or not quite […]

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No. 62 – Easing Perfectionism
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No. 62 – Easing Perfectionism

Dear One, With the continued intention of sharing ideas to help illuminate, alleviate, and elevate you, I offer ‘Easing Perfectionism.’ Has Perfectionism aided your overachieving or success when you ran a school event, launched your company, organized your nonprofit’s books, helped an ill parent, or finished marathons? Because it pushed and pressed way-high standards. Which […]

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No. 61 – Perspective
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No. 61 – Perspective

Dear One, With an intention of sharing how you may fruitfully alter, expand, and/or illuminate your life, I offer you ‘Perspective.’ Recognize any of this…? You’re in the midst of a family discussion (er, debate?) – and all are solidly sticking to his/her side increasing division?  Or, a work issue’s arisen where no ground’s being […]

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No. 60 – Power of One
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No. 60 – Power of One

Dear One, With devoted intention to share with you ideas on Rising from falls – or from wherever you are – such that your pain is alleviated or path ahead is more illuminated, even if itty bitty, I offer you, ‘Power of One.’ Ever felt out of places to turn, spots to run, or people […]

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No. 59 – Discerning or Judging
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No. 59 – Discerning or Judging

Dear One, With continuing intention to share with you illuminating ideas to alleviate your challenges and elevate you, I offer you ‘Discerning or Judging.’ To Discern, per The Free Dictionary, is “to recognize or perceive clearly” while to Judge is “to pass sentence on or condemn.”  In Be Water, My Friend – The Teachings of Bruce […]

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No. 58 – Beginning Again
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No. 58 – Beginning Again

Dear One, With an intention of sharing ideas for you to cultivate opportunities from obstacles and/or rise into an even better you, I offer you ‘Beginning Again.’ Have you faced – or are you experiencing – a setback, failure, ending, or unexpected hairpin turn in your life?  Maybe you feel reticent, reluctant, or resistant to starting […]

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No. 57 – What Harder Situations Merit
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No. 57 – What Harder Situations Merit

Dear One, For illuminating your path, alleviating challenges, and elevating you from wherever you are, I offer you, with heartfelt intention, ‘What Harder Situations Merit.’ What if an unexpected relationship breakup happened, a chronic illness takes nearly all reserves, or the company you felt certain would soar – bankrupted?  Making the next step, or even surviving until tomorrow, feels […]

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No. 56 – Inclusivity
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No. 56 – Inclusivity

Dear One, My sincere intention is to help you illuminate your path, alleviate challenges, and elevate from wherever you are.      Perhaps consider ‘Inclusivity.’ In a dizzyingly distressful decade, a realization dawned that my mind prohibited Inclusion of foreign seeming, albeit beneficial ideas.    As Jeffrey A. Krames in Lead with Humility notes, Inclusion’s value is that seeking multiple inputs in decisions reduces blind […]

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No. 55 – Change
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No. 55 – Change

Dear One, With an intention of sharing growth ideas – from tough stuff or wonderfulness – to assist you in illuminating, alleviating, and elevating, this share’s on ‘Change.’  Does Change make you cringe?  Are you thinking ‘why disrupt known/status quo/good enough/fabulous – with scary seeming unknown’?   Perhaps it seems too much trouble/effort/time/risk, ‘hows’ seem impossible, it’s […]

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No. 54 – Finding Good
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No. 54 – Finding Good

Dear One, With an intention of sharing illuminating, alleviating, and elevating ideas for you, I offer ‘Finding Good.’ Have you blanched at a painful experience?  Balked, freaked out, or, lost it?  Not seen any Good in these situations? Oh how I hear you; I’ve been there.   Troubling times can seem fully … without gifts.  The […]

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