Once again, it all comes down to Sam…

Throughout my career, I have taken training after training in a myriad of subjects, all of which begin with a lesson about ‘active listening.’ This makes sense, as active listening is the foundation on which most of what I do professionally is based. But, I have found these trainings to be quite elementary. To me…

It’s not you, it’s summer…

My son has his best friend over (we’ll call him Andy). We adore Andy and love how much both he and my son share with us. I was talking to my husband about transition. Andy overheard the conversation and said, “it makes you sad.” He’s right!   But, how did this child know? Every year, thousands,…

Shouldn’t I Feel Only Delight?

My last post was about how, in conflict situations, I need to hold and honor the Truths of opposing parties in order to lead them toward a healthy resolution.  If I had only read my last blog, I could have saved myself some confusion. As I sit and write this, I look up and stare…

Garage Man

After leaving a play at The Lesher Center for the Arts, my husband and I sat not so patiently in a line of cars waiting to get out of the garage.  As we chatted about the play, the audience, how much to pay the babysitter, we noticed a growing commotion at the front of one…