50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on: April 4, 2018

On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., my heart is heavy yet hopeful. Heavy due to the racial hatred and boldness of bigotry still evident. Hopeful because many people young and old are rising up to make their voices heard regarding equality, life, and inclusion. They are saying diversity…

“But” versus “And” in a Politically Correct World

Posted on: April 2, 2018

Are you tired of political correctness and wonder why our language should become more sensitive?  My clients regularly ask me why this is such a big deal to some. Words do matter, and those who suggest others should just get over it, and stop being so picky are often not a member of the offended…

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The Aftermath

Posted on: August 24, 2017

How Tall Are You!

Posted on: October 3, 2016

As I took my seat on a flight from Toronto to LaGuardia recently, I noticed that the female flight attendant was considerably taller than 6 feet. Because I know that many people in the USA ask tall men, “Did you play basketball?” I was curious about her experience with that or similar questions. When there…

Stop the Silent Revolution (Part Two)

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Last month I urged you as an individual to speak up and speak out to end the Silent Revolution. The Silent Revolution exists because well-meaning people stay silent when they should speak up at work, in their communities and among friends when injustice or disrespect is evident. I know this is a scary concept to…

What to Do in a Month of No Holidays

Posted on: August 6, 2012

What does August mean to you? For most folks it is a month of no holidays, but not for Charles (my honey of 38 years) and me. We celebrate our wedding anniversary as well as both our birthdays in August!  We have no excuses for forgetting these three dates. Although it is a month with…