What is my purpose? What is my calling? How shall I invest my time, energy, and attention?
These questions arise early in adulthood, at midlife, late in life, and anytime in between. The questions seem particularly poignant for people in Act III of their lives.Read More
Outside of work, is there a steady stream of recognition to mirror your strengths? Here are a few ways to identify or remember your strengths. Once you identify them, you may notice that you are using them on a regular basis already. Or, you may discover new ways you’d like to put your strengths to work for the benefit of your family, community, or something that’s meaningful to you.Read More
This summer, I didn’t find my favorite books on any of these lists. While browsing the shelves of new books at the library, one book caught my eye. Work Clean: The Life-Changing Power of Mise-en-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind by Dan Charnas.Read More
Julia Cameron, a prolific writer, and author of The Artist’s Way, noticed that people who were shifting out of the workforce were particular drawn to her book and the classes she guided. They encountered life questions along the lines of what was next in their lives, how they would spend their time, and who they were without the identity of their previous work. Cameron says “retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.”Read More
Parents, teachers, and friends often asked me this question. In second grade, the teacher asked us to make a construction paper cut-out of what we wanted to be when we grew up. At 7 or 8 years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.Read More
The grandfather asked his young granddaughter “Have you ever seen a sunset?” I overheard this as a family walked past me on the grey wooden deck overlooking Lake Erie. This family, along with others in the area, found a place to wait for and view the sunset over Lake Erie on a warm fall weekendRead More