(TR#3) Improve Your Work with a Mini-Vacation!

PONDER THIS: Could you be harming your work by not taking a vacation? RESEARCH SAYS: Rest and recreation are a necessity, not a luxury. Without them, our bodies stay in emergency mode, which means stress. This doesn’t just cause health problems; it actually causes our mental powers to stall. But studies have found that productivity […]

Boy with finger puppets

#125–Learn Your Purpose with the Elmo Principle

If you saw last year’s documentary about the man behind the world’s most beloved puppet, you may have been impressed (as I was) by Kevin Clash’s dedication to his craft. Here’s a guy who invested himself in an eccentric niche market of the entertainment sector, and blew it wide open into a multimedia phenomenon. Funny […]

Unplug and De-stress

I talk and write a lot about work life harmony and the pursuit of happiness these days. There is a lot of interest in it both in the workplace as well as for individuals just trying to re-engage with feeling life instead of just coping with it. Debbie and I took yesterday to go up […]


#105–The Best Way Ever to Get Healthy!

You know the pattern. A wedding, a high school reunion, or a tropical vacation looms on the horizon, and suddenly your diet is the first thing on your mind. Instead of rushing home to cuddle with a bag of chips, you’re rushing to the gym after work. You’re ordering skim milk in your lattes, and […]


#96—Engage Your Electives

What was your elective in high school/college? Did you go with painting or music, creative writing or drama? Wasn’t it a great moment of the day when you could leave trigonometry or physics behind, and spend the next 90 minutes singing showtunes with your school choir? “Electives” were instituted in the curriculum because educators saw […]