A One-Day Celebration of Love

Can you celebrate Valentine’s Day sustainably? Heck yes! Last year, we gave you a little history lesson about this one-day celebration and suggestions about adding some good to your woo! Think of Valentine gifts that give back and make your honey smile....more

A Mirror and a Magnifying Glass

My Grandma used to tell me that everybody came equipped with a mirror and a magnifying glass. Metaphorically speaking, of course. It is up to us to figure out when to use which--or both. Sometimes I think we get confused about the mirror. I think we forget to use the mirror we are meant to use, and instead use television, books or other people's lives as the image we want for our own....more

Self-reflective post. I can relate to a lot of it. And I love your grandmother's metaphor - that ...more

Life Lessons: Give your loved ones a hug today!

The loss of a loved one is always hard.  However, when that person is 95 1/2 years old and has had an amazing life, the passing becomes more of a celebration of their life, then a mourning of their death.  That's how I felt with the passing of my Grandfather yesterday.  He now gets to be with my Grandmother, who passed away four years ago and was truly the love of his life.  They were married for 60 years! I'm a big "hugger" (as anyone who knows me will attest to), so I spent the day at my sons hockey games and the rest of the day snuggling them.  I snuggled...more

Top 10 Brand Truths to Adopt Into Every Day

I was pleased to see The Gap’s viral "It gets better" video. It was a nice switch of focus from the re-branding fiasco, and reminded me that the great consumer brands can teach us a few things about managing and presenting our own personal brand....more

Embracing Change - The "Intertidal Years"

Beth Lawrence Viva La Voice "Inspiring The Artist In Everyone!"  ...more

When Your Friend's Death Wish Is Granted

It came as no surprise to hear that my friend of 40 years had terminal cancer. It was just the type of cancer that was the surprise. After spending over 40 years smoking two, sometimes three or four packs a day, imbibing scotch, smoking weed, and flirting with cocaine, the surprise was that the diagnosis was leukemia, not lung cancer. ...more