Every summer, I look forward to finding cherries in the grocery store or farmers market. They remind me of my grandfather, who bought them practically by the bushel when they were in season. And they remind me of an author who shaped much of my understanding of life and the importance of empowering people. Erma […]
Jackie DeShannon made popular a song, “What the World Needs Now is Love” written and produced by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. The song conveyed a simple idea – that we’re surrounded by nature, light, and beauty, and yet, some people remain unloved. Sadly, the same could be said of our world today. What’s the […]
Christmas is a time to reflect on the gifts you’ve received and to find ways to see and bring joy to yourself and others.
Starting on September 1, 2018, find The Mission Coach at its new location in Kaptur Plaza. This stretch of buildings sat vacant and deteriorating for several years. But a small group of Palm Springs residents saved the building from demolition in 2015 because of its architectural value and its significance to the body of work […]
Getting promoted to boss gives you the opportunity to shine a light on yourself and the people you are responsible for. Here’s how to do it.
Paeonia lactiflora “Hermione” was easy to find in early June. The pink, fragrant flower is widely available and is an established cultivar of the peony family. It was the clear choice because peonies were my mom’s favorite flower. These proud, pink, showy blossoms were abundant at her funeral in 2004. I didn’t realize how much […]
Carol Burnett said, “Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.” In contemporary terms, we might say, “Words, once they are tweeted, have a life of their own.” However we choose to do it, what we say, write, tweet, blog, text, or email, has the same root issue: communication without thought can […]
George Harrison, famous as guitar player for the Beatles, had his last single released on May 12, 2003 – less than two years after he died. The song, titled “Any Road,” has much more history than the date of its release implies. Harrison publicly performed the song once during an interview on VH1 in 1997, […]
What is it about the hummingbird that captures our attention? How do these tiny creatures stir up such joyous, youthful emotions and excitement in even the most hardened of people? They’re enigmatic creatures, symbolic of love, joy, happiness, life, energy, and more, but there must be something deeper that holds our attention on them. As […]
Term: Spontaneous Collaborative Unanimity Definition: a group of strangers suddenly acting from unanimous emotional intelligence to help another person. Usage: I saw a beautiful act of spontaneous collaborative unanimity today when 3 people rushed to the side of a man having a seizure. This morning, I read a post about such an act. A pregnant […]