After all we aren't raising kids. We are raising our next generation political leaders, business owners, community advocates and professionals. But most of all, hopefully we are raising kind, compassionate and gentle men and women with a heart for their community and a commitment to do good in the world. Your kids are watching more than you know. Put on a good show.
On Thursday evening, I came home from work and kids activities feeling nauseous and barely able to lift my head for fear of throwing up. I thought it was food poisoning. I thought i would be back on my feet in 12 hours. But-- i had no 'ejections' of any kind. Hmmm.
I went to a wine walk yesterday here in Camarilllo. It was being held in our little downtown district to help bring more visitors and drive traffic into the stores. A good concept to be sure. I took an uber to get there, and had this interesting out of body observation of myself. I spent … Continue reading Look Up From Your Phone
So I ran into a friend at Target yesterday. I was there shopping for home supplies and she was in line for her prescription. I walked toward her to hug her but she paused me -- 'pneumonia...' she whispered hoarsely. This friend, I'll call her 'Kay' is one of the most inspiring people I know. … Continue reading Time Shows Up
You cannot plant seeds or plants into soil that hasn't been stirred up or amended. You cannot stick seeds for new growth into existing soil beds that already have plants growing. There is no space or nutrients for this new growth. In the same way in order for you to have growth, in order to … Continue reading The Storm before the Calm
A lot of powerful thoughts and ideas flew around the room in today's leadership class. I have a lot or reflect on and I'll definitely discuss this at length in a future post. A statement that Peter Karoff, founder of The Philanthropic Initiative shared with us today that really resonated was "Be less ambitious and … Continue reading Intention is everything
At the leadership orientation that I spoke of recently, we were given this essay to read. And for reasons that aren't quite clear, it moved me to tears. I don't know if its because we were so close to, and therefore one with nature, or because of the introspective and thoughtful nature of the work … Continue reading The Birthright Gift