Commencement “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard “There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.” — Jim Croce A while back we had the honor of attending my younger brother’s graduation from OHSU Medical School in Portland on Friday. … Read More

Clearing The Path

direction compass

Setting the Stage for 2018 – Clearing The Path “If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.” — Louise Hay I love this time of year for so many reasons. Great food, family, friends, parties, games, strolls downtown and time to slow down and reflect… and project my vision into the coming year. As … Read More

The Colorful Personality and The Inner Self

The Colorful Personality and The Inner Self “Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.” — El Morya During the past, several months we have been presenting workshops on a number of topics. The most popular, by far, is Colorful Connections – Adaptive Skills for Interpersonal Synergy, which essentially teaches participants … Read More

Celebrating Accomplishments

Celebrating Accomplishments “Sometimes we think we’re losing when we’re actually winning, simply because we aren’t keeping score.” Isn’t it amazing when you stop and think for a moment about what you’ve accomplished during a week, a month, a year or a lifetime – that you actually did more than you are currently consciously giving yourself credit for? I think the … Read More

Rolling with the punches! And keep on swimming!

“You must take change by the hand or, rest assured, change will take you by the throat.” — Winston Churchill FIRE — Focus, Intensity, Repetition and Enthusiasm. You have goals for 2017 and, if you plan to achieve them, you MUST have these four ingredients. Right? Remember 15 minutes a day… But things change. Conditions, priorities, resources — lots of … Read More

Canyon Treks – Fine tuning the Law of Attraction

Mary & Rob on top of the mountain

Canyon Treks – Fine tuning the Law of Attraction “We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by every passing ship.”– Omar Bradley I am heartened that, with the fading notoriety of the movie “The Secret”, the buzz around the Law of Attraction hasn’t faded completely into the background. I’ve noticed that for some it was … Read More

Do some people bug you?


“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Admit it — people get on your nerves sometimes. Unless you live in a cave, you have to work with other people. Even those people we like the most, or are the closest to — bug us sometimes. Unless we have a strategy … Read More

Being Open

Being Open “If you open your heart, love opens your mind.” — Charles John Quarto It’s my birthday and I often take time to reflect during this time of the year. With everything that has happened in the past week or so with the floods and wildfires, I want to offer some thoughts on being open and receptive. Sometimes we’re … Read More

Bad Days


Bad Days “A good rest is half the work.” — Yugoslav Proverb “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sidney J. Harris Happy Halloween!! We’ve been running around like crazy during the past few weeks. We are busy with soccer games, projects, business and lots of other things. When things stay extremely frenetic for … Read More

Baby Steps

Make learning a daily habit to achieve meaningful goals

Baby Steps “You can’t cross the sea merely by staring at the water.” — Rabindranath Tagore How are you doing with your 2017 goals? Are you on track? Have you taken the time to identify small actions that you can take every day to lead you steadily down the path of what achieve this year? If so – WONDERFUL! If, … Read More