Inch by Inch, Life’s a Cinch – The Kaizen Approach to Change

When I was little and learning the how to’s of chores and the underlying principles of work my grandmother would often say, “Inch by inch, Life’s a cinch.” Then she would add, “Yard by yard, life is hard,” Wisdom from my Grandmother – Wisdom at the heart of the Kaizen approach to change. Grandmother Mabel […]

Seek First To Understand…What then?

While perusing twitter posts, mission statements and other news of the day, I was reminded of the often quoted statement, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood” made famous from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, not to mention, the Prayer of St. Francis. I searched to get the exact saying and […]

How to Create Connection – A Wellness Strategy

One of the easiest ways to add to your overall sense of wellbeing and create a space for others to experience wellbeing is to practice mindfulness and  presence when you and another person  are in the same space. So often  we listen half-heartedly with multiple distractions – the cell phone, the  ping of a text […]

Life Can Be a Dream or a Hoot!

March 16, 2015

Or Both! Both. That is the answer my grandchildren give me all the time. “Do you want butter or cream cheese on your bagel?” “Both!” In unison comes back to me, both at the same time. Me? For years I counted calories and the dread of too much FAT would send me running. The very […]