The other day I was heading to an all day session with the National Speakers Association, and I realized about two miles from my home that I had forgotten my Smartphone. I was running too late to go back and get it, so I just went on. Something profound happened that day – I experienced freedom. It was delightful to drive and not also be talking or thinking about who I needed to call. I just enjoyed the day – unplugged and free. [Read more…] about Unplugged and Free
A bald cardinal lives in our trees, feeding at the feeders and bathing in the birdbath. A quirk of nature gave him a body gloriously robed in brilliant scarlet, and a black head with an orange beak, but no red crown of feathers. He looks a little like a miniature red vulture. This cardinal doesn’t spend his days worrying about what the other cardinals think of him. He feeds, he bathes, and he flies – going on about life oblivious to his “different” looks. The other birds treat him no differently. [Read more…] about What if we didn’t worry about being different?
“The absence of quiet in a man or woman’s life leads to a state of soul insanity.” -Dan Webster
Since integrity is doing what you say you will do, and because my core value is faith, I believe in the value of rest and quiet. So in our home, Sunday is a protected day of rest. I don’t fire up the computer from work and check email or work on projects no matter how overwhelmed I may feel. [Read more…] about How to Turn Stress into Rest