Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

While I’m always aware of the power of language, frequently—mostly—I’m aware of it conceptually. But now and again, it hits me upside the head and I see it in technicolor—a pervasive force to be reckoned with everywhere. Yesterday was such a time when a friend called...
Being Complete (A Present to Yourself)

Being Complete (A Present to Yourself)

”We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness: it is always urgent, “here and now” without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.” ~ José Ortega y Gasset Being complete (as...
We Always Have a Choice

We Always Have a Choice

The hockey world has been shaken by a scandal that dates back to 2010. A young Canadian, drafted at age 16 by the Chicago Blackhawks hockey club, sued this past May as John Doe for a prolonged sexual assault by the Hawks’ video coach. He recently went public, after...

“Manners in the Workplace” Series: Time

Here is Nancy’s 5th video in her series called, “Manners in the Workplace.” In this video, she talks about time. She encourages us to slow time and to be intentional with our time. In the workplace, we go through our day thinking we don’t have...
Kindness, 9 Ways

Kindness, 9 Ways

One word, one sentence, nine lenses into the topic. Kindness.  Be kind. Everyone is on their own journey. At Dorrier Underwood’s end-of-year retreat, we explored the subject of “kindness” through one of our favorite and most-relied upon practices:...