Achieve Success by Playing To Your Strengths

by Jenny Hansen This post is dedicated to all you new grads, and to the parents who’ve supported your journey. * * * * * * As a corporate software trainer, I’ve got to be ON each day I’m in the classroom. It doesn’t matter whether [...]

Have a Love Affair With YOURSELF

Several years ago, of my gal-pals called me and said, “I’m walking down a new path, starting today. I’m going to have a love affair with myself. I’m taking a room at the beach and doing nothing but be kind to myself for [...]

20 Kickass Things About Being 40 (And Beyond)

Earlier this week an article called 40 Effed Up Things About Being 40 came across my Facebook feed and the crowd went wild. The author of the post, Amy Wruble, from Carriage Before Marriage is awesome, but in this case I’m going to disagree [...]

Creative Problem Solving: Keep the Cow Out of the Ditch

by Jenny Hansen Harvey Mackay is one of my favorite columnists because he always makes me think about multiple topics. For example, I might go to him for a business lesson and, instead, a family or life lesson. Case in point: one of my co-workers [...]

23 Stellar Bits of Motivation from Zig Ziglar

by Jenny Hansen Several years ago, I went to a motivational seminar and saw Zig Ziglar live. Two words: Life Changing. He wasn’t a young man by any means but he was the guy with the most energy and enthusiasm. I’ve never figured [...]

What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received About Success?

Advice from a Smart Mommy by Jenny Hansen   This snippet came to my inbox today from Harvey Mackay, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Make like a pencil and get the lead out… by Harvey Mackay A young boy asked his mother [...]

Meditating Moment by Moment

By KM Huber In almost every post, I blog about present moment awareness, yet I, too, experience many moments that are less than mindful. Sometimes, those moments last for weeks but mindfulness has taught me that all moments pass and by staying [...]

When the Center Can No Longer Hold, What Then?

By KM Huber Dukkha is the first of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism and is usually translated as suffering, a concept that has always appealed to me about as much as the phrase falling apart, hence my on-again, off-again nearly thirty-year [...]

The Whole World That is Home

By KM Huber It is revealing how far one will travel only to discover that one was always home. For me, it is always a return to the reality of everywhere I go, there I am. The last time was just a few months ago, a physical distance of over [...]

The Beauty and Chaos of Meeting our Edge

By KM Huber “The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony” (Shunryu Suzuki). Appreciating present moment awareness as beauty can be a challenge for just as readily, [...]