Kathy Sparrow is a self-leadership expert and message strategist, lead author of Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. She’s talking to us today about her [...]
When you go through a store looking for your item but passing many enticing things that call out to you, and when you then stop, pick up that item, examine it for a few seconds, and put it into your shopping cart, that is called impulse shopping.
Several years ago my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Egypt and Israel with a Rabbi and his wife who made the whole experience extremely enlightening.
Some would ask, “Can Jews and Christians share their faith?” We were [...]
I’ve never been on a debating team; my ability to come back with a “zinger” is questionable; and having a soft-spoken voice has probably lost me some points in a heated discussion.
Perhaps this is why I write: to get my point across more [...]
Sometimes, our lives can change swiftly.
Aside from the death of a loved one, change may actually be a good thing. If you are moving out of a long-term relationship, such as divorce, changing jobs/careers or retiring, dealing with a midlife [...]
We humans make judgments on just about everything that comes into our eyesight.
We judge ourselves when we look into the mirror in the morning. We judge our friends by the cars they drive. We judge strangers by the clothes they wear. We judge [...]
I concede I dreamed of a white Christmas.
I will even admit I sang, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow.” Several years ago, before I retired from teaching, the thought of a “snow day” meant a whole day of relaxing, catching up on grades and staying [...]
Discussing the ways in which someone becomes more empowered on the spiritual path while increasing the ability to be loving is a subject of some confusion.
People tend to equate empowerment with toughness, and love with softness. Can these [...]
Are you failing your New Year’s resolutions?
Bored and onto a new trend? Starting another project because the current one isn’t going well? Feeling the let down of early winter? You’re not alone in your disappointment. I’m never sure [...]
Just because you’re an adult, mature and wise, it doesn’t mean you should take this wonderful life for granted.
When something great happens to you, how do you show your appreciation? Do you just ignore it or do you make an effort to be [...]
Debra Brown Gordy MS MRET is a Women’s Spiritual Empowerment Mentor and founder of The Sophia Women’s Institute where she works with accomplished female professionals who hunger for more love and fulfillment, who want to [...]
Back in our college years, my younger brother cut himself shaving one morning.
He bled all over the washbasin. Blood ran down his neck and into the drain. He yelled, “Howard, you stupid expletive, expletive and more expletives! How can one [...]
In recent weeks, my son Trevor quit his well-paying pharmacy tech job in Denver, Colorado for a “room and board” position in a quiet village in the Austrian Alps.
He sickened of his role in filling drug prescriptions for people addicted [...]
Have you ever wondered where songwriters, poets, sculptors and artists come up with new ideas?
How do inventors create concepts that morph into Smart Phones, miniature drones and ocean liners? Who dreams up a screenplay for a movie or the design [...]
Ray Charles learned to play the piano as he lost his vision during his childhood.
In his 70 years, he scaled musical heights beyond the ordinary. Helen Keller, blind, deaf and mute, learned to read and write as she sped toward becoming one of [...]