9 entries categorized "Relationships"

Learn: Risk

In today's post, I explore Prompt #3 from #WEverb11: "Learn. What lesson did you learn in 2011 from 'The School of Life' rather than a classroom?" What I learned through life in 2011 is that risk can lead to rewards. What lesson did your 2011 life experience teach you? Leave a comment here, or connect with me on twitter. Read more →

Six months ago today, my 86-year-old grandpa died at home on a beautiful early-Spring afternoon. During Grandpa's last ten days, I came to understand that death, just like life, is a miracle. Over and over, I have replayed the simple, now-sacred moments I had spent with Gramps during those last days. Though my grief has lightened, I don’t know that it will ever go away. Read more →

Explore: Generosity

Generosity outside the box: as a tool for success at work (and in relationships), as a strategy for world peace, as a means toward one's own happiness, as a prescription for well-being. Where have you seen generosity in action? Read more →

Learn: Quantity Time Nurtures Quality Moments

What's more important: quality time or quantity time? My conclusion is that quality time sprouts in "quantity time" fields. Without a vast field that can foster spontaneous moments of pure quality, quality time (think a day's visit to an adventure park) looks like a potted plant sitting alone on a shelf. A potted plant might be nice to look at, but it's disconnected, needing only a little water now and then. A field, on the other hand, requires vigorous tending: sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing. Read more →