Learn From Others

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana “A fool might learn from his own experience, but the wise person learns from the experience of others.” – paraphrased from Otto von Bismarck… Read More

Doing for Others

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.  Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or… Read More

A Higher Purpose

Writing this article in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, it seems appropriate to address one particular issue. People are sick and many have died, including doctors, other medical staff and first responders. We might wonder at… Read More

EGO STRENGTH

I wonder if you, at one time or another, have felt helpless in the face of a personal problem. Bad things happened, you felt awful, and to make maters worse, there was nothing you could do. If you… Read More

Troublemakers

There’s one in every crowd. Maybe even one in every family. It might be someone close to you: your mom, dad or your spouse. It could be a pushy aunt or uncle, a scheming co-worker or someone at… Read More

KNOW YOURSELF

Well over two thousand years ago, Socrates advised, “Know yourself.” This could mean different things to different folks. To determine what this means to you, think of two sides of yourself: your personality and your character. Since some… Read More

BALANCE

One of my clients, “Doug”, is a thirty year-old unmarried police officer. Doug is an only child from a small family. His primary pastime is physical exercise, and he has no hobbies, no close friends, and has very… Read More

Processing Your Experience

Everyone has bad experiences. Whenever bad experiences fall upon us, each of us will process those experiences in his or her own unique way, based on previous experience and on his or her personality. Some of us tend… Read More

A Bedtime Wonder

Heart attacks occur on Monday mornings more than at any other time of the week. It’s no wonder. National surveys show that most Americans dislike their jobs. Every week, Sunday night rolls into Monday morning, and these folks… Read More

KNOWLEDGE

Thieves may steal your valuables. A natural disaster may destroy your home. Enemies may inflict death and destruction. But there is one thing no one can take from you. That thing is knowledge. Knowledge blesses us with power, freedom… Read More