Happiness & Health

The Japanese phrase wabi-sabi means to celebrate imperfection. These five reasons show why you should apply wabi-sabi to your work. Read more →


As I turn 70, in this post I'm sharing on three of the topics occupying my attention in this moment of transition: time, transition, and success. And how much those three concepts overlap — especially when recast into verb form, as I believe nouns often should be. Read more →


Confession: I'm a fan of sports metaphors as life lessons. So when I saw the title of Chip Conley's Wisdom Well blog post a few months ago, Punt on a "Pivot" – well, I recognized a kindred spirit! His focus is mostly on the ways and reasons a business might... Read more →


My thoughts on doilies and what ‘when everything old is new again’ really means. We had doilies in my house, growing up. For the uninformed, those are little round (ours were always round), crocheted furniture protectors. If you’re 40 or younger, your grandmother may have had them in her quaint... Read more →


I hate it. I hate the title of this post: The Language of Growing Old in America. It’s patently insulting to anyone over 50. It may be insulting to anyone over 40, but my memories of 40 are fond ones, so I submit that those who are 40 -50 still... Read more →


Life is a gift, we’re told. Cherish it. That’s true, to a point. We enter the world as a wailing infant, with no thought or expectation, other than, “feed me!” And, we often leave the world in a similar state, if we’ve lived long enough to suffer the benefits of... Read more →


It’s morning. The sun is basking lawns with warmth. We live in Colorado, for the moment, where it’s sunny more often than not. This is Yvonne and my office window looks out on a quiet, comfortable neighborhood. Neighbors who work outdoors on lawns and driveways wave to one another, stop... Read more →


Perhaps in Buddha’s time it made sense to identify your calling “and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it.” And as the quote implies, expect to spend the rest of your life at that pursuit. Buddha’s Blunder? I’m not that old, so I can’t be sure if it... Read more →