So you think you can hear from God? What makes you so sure? We live in a world crammed with noise and competing voices, all urging us to believe what they are saying and do what they are telling us. Our response is to Read the rest of this entry
It’s the time of year when we start throwing new grads into the hoppers of the corporate machines. They have finished college and are now ready to embark on a new and exciting career. They will meet a variety of receptions by their new work colleagues – some good, many not so great. They may be Read the rest of this entry
Some of us have a knack for making easy things harder than they need to be – it’s like we love to collect complications. Rowan was a farmer who liked to help people whenever he had the opportunity. Nigel was Read the rest of this entry
Our minds reject the idea as preposterous. Less can never be more! Or can it? Is it possible to have too much of a good thing and in the process to discover that the abundance destroys the worth? Read the rest of this entry
The rabbi’s response was worse than he feared. “You’re the teacher of the nation and yet you don’t understand this simple stuff? What’s wrong with you? What’s going to happen when I talk about the advanced stuff?” Read the rest of this entry
Success and failure are important to us. Early in life we learn that it is a bad thing to fail (however we learn to define that word) and a good thing to succeed. Failure isn’t something we broadcast since we don’t want others to know we’ve messed up. Later we realize there is a huge difference between failing and Read the rest of this entry
My self-esteem affects everything about me and everything I do (for better or for worse). I see myself as a loser nerd and everyone will treat me that way; I think I’m the life and soul of every party and everyone acts like its true, everywhere I go I bring FUN; I see myself as a success and things work out for me; I perceive myself as being in charge and have no difficulty abusing and bullying others; I think I’m inferior so I accept abuse like it is somehow normal. Weight battles, school, career, financial survival and prosperity, the ability to take risks – the list is long and involves every part of life.
Does this suggest that the way to make it big in life is to dream up a hyper-positive image of myself and watch the world flock to admire me? The answer is, Read the rest of this entry