So, what else is new?

This is probably the first year in my adult life that I am starting off a new year without even the slightest hint of a resolution. I’m feeling kind of boring and bland without any new goals or ideas for 2012. Someone asked me this morning what was the best...

What does success look like?

This is part 3 of my post on success. You can click here and here to read my first two posts on this topic. One thing that has been changing for me over the past few years has been my definition of success. What would have to happen in order for me to feel that I had...

The cost of success

*This is part 2 of my post on Success.* I tend to be an all-or-nothing person. And this quality can be both good and bad. If I make the decision to do something, I want to give it my all. I want to really invest the time and energy that is necessary to make it...

Success

For the past few days, I’ve been thinking about success, or the lack thereof. Maybe it’s because we just attended the funeral of a beloved relative, and I’ve been thinking about a life well-lived. Maybe it’s because we are going through a...

In defense of the R word

It happened again. It seems that every year at this time, the poor, defenseless, well-meaning New Year’s Resolution gets a lot of bad press. Everywhere I click, someone is talking about how much she hates the poor thing. It gets ridiculed. It’s the butt of...

Heian Nidan

One of the things I have tried to teach our kids over the years is the importance of setting goals. We have daily goals for our school work, which they dutifully examine and cross off throughout the day. We have our chore charts, which get completed at times more...