Recently, I returned home from my weekly meeting at the county jail. I was feeling kind of sad. Red, one of my favorite inmates, was leaving to serve a 10-year prison sentence. To distract myself I turned on the TV and, bam, I was hit by a devastating report on the slaughter of Kurds in Syria. It took me a minute or two to absorb … Continue reading Transcending Our Rainy Days
Stop and think about it for a moment — how many times have you wondered whether your life has proceeded as it should have? Whether you are too flawed? Whether you have been in line with what your purpose may be? I’m thinking of those times when suddenly, or not so suddenly, you feel totally useless and without grounding. Kind of like a leaky … Continue reading The Cracks In Our Lives
A friend of mine shared this story with me on how he found success. His company offered him a promotion to a new job that consolidated two positions into one. The job, among others things, involved managing a difficult product line with a number of moving parts, all in an environment over which had little control. Six months of the year he would be on … Continue reading What Do You Value?
I saw a funny graphic once titled “Average Day for a Musician.” Three-quarters of the pie chart was labeled “Crippling self-doubt.” It was certainly hilarious, but I wish this wasn’t so true. Recently I was privileged to once again perform at a dance at a large convention and was treated like a rock star. Less than two days later I was wallowing in that crippling … Continue reading I Am Enough (by Eileen)