HOW DO YOU MAKE PURPLE?

Paragraph Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique. D.B. Harrop Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make...

ARE YOU BLINDED BY YOUR BLIND SPOTS?

The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. Carlyle In 1955, Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham created the heuristic tool, the Johari Window. The purpose of the “window” is for all of us to gain a higher level of self-understanding. The Johari Window has four...

I’M SORRY

“Any good apology has 3 parts: 1) I’m sorry ; 2) It’s my fault ; 3) What can I do to make it right? Most people forget the third part.” One of the few oases in what Newton Minnow once famously referred to as “a vast wasteland” (he meant television), is the NBC...

C’MON! BE HONEST!

It is January 6 as I am composing the first newsletter of the year. My readers will likely not receive or get to it for a few more days. By then, most of you will have done one (or two) of the following: 1. Made New Year’s resolution(s) 2. Broken #1 3. Not made any...

GRACE & GRATITUDE

Enjoy the little things. For one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things. R. Brault. Grace and Gratitude In 1995, Gary Chapman published The Five Love Languages. This simply written, layman-oriented book, described the five ways in which we express...

WHO IS PERFECT?

Every kid is one caring adult from being a success story.   Josh Shipp I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a friend. I was on my way into town to meet with some of my former students who are now practicing clinicians. Let’s call him Dan. I was anxious to...