Elements of Enlightenment

Elements of Enlightenment

I first heard the term “enlightenment,” in high school. The Age of Enlightenment was a period during the eighteenth century when Western philosophy focused on reason as the stronger legitimacy for authority than inheritance. That seemed pretty enlightened to me. When...
The what and why of personal power

The what and why of personal power

In the movie, Shrek, Shrek compares being an ogre to an onion because they both have layers. This is not a new analogy; many have made the same comparison to the human personality. As a human, you’ve certainly experienced the complexity of human nature. Since the...
The Power of What If

The Power of What If

In my own challenges of personal growth and as a life coach, I have observed that we have to start from where we are. Only if we acknowledge ourselves as we are can we bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to be. Once, when working with a long-time...
The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure

A podcast called Freakonomics recently ran a 4-part series called “How to Succeed at Failing.” While listening to the final episode, I considered one of my own huge failures – my failure to become a successful romance writer. Since one of the issues raised in the...