The Real Power Sought After by the Bootlickers

The Real Power Sought After by the Bootlickers

The presence of bullies in our culture has become an epidemic. No matter where you look, whether in government, business, schools, religion, social media and even in families, there are examples of someone who feels powerful by habitually seeking to harm or intimidate those he/she perceives as vulnerable. 

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Before I Die, I Want To……..

Before I Die, I Want To……..

Making a bucket list is a popular and necessary thing to do. It is important to have goals and dreams in life for, no matter your age, there is a limit to our time on earth. Many put these lists together, but the items don’t get done. The usual excuses for postponing action are, being too busy, waiting for a better time, needing more money. But the real excuse is fear. It petrifies us to live boldly, to operate in the present moment because we might disappoint those we want to impress.

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The Power of Saying Yes

The Power of Saying Yes

It is important in life to take risks and explore new ways of thinking and feeling. This is especially true when you are beginning on a new leg of your life journey. During these kinds of periods in my life, I adopted a policy of saying “yes” to all invitations. I call accepting all invitations as doing the Desperado, a name I confiscated from my friend Suzanne who uses it to describe saying yes to everything. 

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You Have to Buy a Ticket

You Have to Buy a Ticket

There is a story about a man who—for twenty years and counting—prayed daily to win the lottery. He asked God on his hands and knees before every meal and at bedtime. He attended daily mass, tithed to his church and gave large sums of money to the poor, all hoping to...

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Men, Embracing Your Female Side Does Not Emasculate You 

Men, Embracing Your Female Side Does Not Emasculate You 

Men seem afraid of their female side. We seem to have a cultural aversion to being seen as wimpy or gay if you embrace the side that has traits associated with women. My good friend expresses this apprehension in the way he jokes about being in touch with his feminine side. He likes to say;“I embrace the woman inside of me and, thankfully, she is a lesbian.”

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