60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Horse Manure or Something Better?

Episode Summary: When have you surprised yourself by turning a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks into a rare chance to learn something about yourself?

60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Podcast Episode #750 Just Landed!

Episode Summary: I’m here creating my podcast for you because you are there listening & that gives me courage to keep on going.

60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: If Coca Cola = Happiness, What Human Emotion Does Your Product or Service Evoke?

Episode Summary: What if you configured your product or service branding around a human emotion?

60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: How Would You Turn a Climbing Obstacle Into an Ally?

Episode Summary: What do you do if you have nothing to hold on to?

Why The Grass Is Always Greener Over There.

Wondering why the grass is always greener over there? I know. Who here has looked at the grass growing on the other side of the fence and seen that it’s greener? Everybody! Of course, the grass is always greener growing on the other side. But do you know how come? Because they fertilize it. What’s …

There Is Always A Yellow Arrow, 1 Elegant Solution.

What can you do when you’re stuck? Open your eyes, look around, the yellow arrow is there. Walking the Camino de Santiago one comes to rely on hand-painted yellow arrows. Yellow like egg yolks. The universal Camino color. The arrow can be painted anywhere: on a rock, a fence post, a street sign, a stone …

Our Life As A River.

How is your life like a river? Who do you thank? They say that we can never go home again. I’ve always wondered about that and over the years have come to understand that we are like rivers. “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.” Your river had …

Why Were You Not Your True Vocation?

Vocation: your deep gladness meets world’s deep need. Are you there? What a long time it can take to find out who you’ve always been, that deep identity, that true self who came here with a true vocation. Frederick Buechner says of vocation: “It’s the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” …

My Life As Compost

How did I begin thinking about my life as compost? Well, I had a lot of garbage in my life: betrayals, incest, losses, adversities, failures, and set-backs. What do you do with all that? I was one of the lucky ones who found story. I was offered chances by people who knew the secret of …

Women Of A Certain Age. Really???

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds, your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” [Satchel Paige] What does matter is all this chatter about “women of …