10 Graceful Lessons

Here are 10 lessons Julie learned from her mom, Grace Davis. Julie shared these lessons at her mom's memorial service on Nov. 15, 1994, and we wanted to share them with you now: Always know how very special you are - God only made one of you. Believe in yourself.Make connections, touch lives. Everyone is important.Behave…

Your Father’s Legacy

On March 4, 1914, my late father, Peter Colantuono was born and would soon become part of the Greatest Generation. Over 100 years later, I sit in my ergonomic office chair gazing out my window at a beautiful tree line. It’s a welcomed mental break from considering a particular client’s challenge and polishing up a…

Exercise Your Heart

  There is no exercise better for the HEART than reaching downand lifting people UP. - John Holmes Have a need?  Help someone else succeed. If you are a servant leader at work or a servant leader to the world, take a moment to pause and lift someone up today. It's the fastest way to lift yourself up. Learn simple…

Speechless Leadership

There is one statement that validates your integrity when stated by another, and we have all heard it before: "He really walks the talk." Sure, it's a statement of personal alignment — that your actions match your words. Unfortunately, in today's world of loose-lipped leaders in all arenas, talk has become quite cheap. So, we…

Peanuts Wisdom

Sparky didn't have much going for him. He failed every subject in eighth grade. In high school he flunked Latin, Algebra, English, and Physics. He made the golf team but lost the only important match of the season, and then he lost the consolation match. He was awkward socially. He never once asked a girl…

The Power of Nature

Contact with green space is known to have beneficial effects on mental health. In fact, this study suggests that it may also play a positive role in preventing cognitive decline in the elderly. In particular, this research shows that the loss in cognitive functions expected as part of the aging process is slightly slower in…

A Lyrical Salute to Moms

Only one day a year is officially dedicated to celebrating Moms. However, since it is the hardest everyday job on Earth, it only seems right to show our appreciation every day. I hope all the Mom readers have an awesome day. If you are not a Mom, let your Mom know you appreciate her! Enjoy this rapid-fire tribute…

Walk of Faith

The Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the new seven wonders of the world and a cultural icon for Rio de Janeiro. The last summer Olympics cemented this image into the minds of millions. What really struck me was this video of workers making repairs from lightning damage.  The workers take a real walk of faith on several levels (starting at 1 min.…

How to Measure Your Life

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Measuring your life can be very subjective based on your own beliefs and values.  So, we offer two similar but different ways to measure your life. The first is this quote from Clayton Christensen: “When I have my interview with God, our conversation will focus on the individuals whose self-esteem I was able to strengthen, whose…