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...
Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings

For me, the prelude of a new year starts in early December, with my birthday, and lasts for three weeks. A few years ago a good friend of mine called her birthday the take-off point for her next journey around the sun, and I liked the image so much, I’ve begun to also...
Attributes of 5 Modes of Emotion

Attributes of 5 Modes of Emotion

I was first exposed to the concept of emotional energy when my first child was a toddler. While participating in a life-long learning conference, I attended a session on parenting. The speaker talked about how we can impact our children’s lives by what we fear for...