Thank YOU for Making a Difference

“Every day, reflect on the priceless gifts you’ve been enjoying. Openly share your gratitude with others.  And, the next time somebody asks if anything great happened to you today, you’ll have plenty to say.” Jeff Keller One of the things I love about...

Cleveland Rocks! What’s Great About Your Town?

“When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.” Arthur Dobrin For my entire life, I have been an entirely apathetic sports fan. As a person who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, my heart has been broken on numerous occasions by the word “the”…...

Keeping Facebook Clean

“Lost time is never found again.“ Benjamin Franklin I am a huge Facebook fan. I learn a lot from the people in the groups that I’m an active member in, and I enjoy keeping in touch with friends and family. Facebook is my happy place, my refuge – and I am grateful for...

The Secret to Happiness – Stop Watching the News!

“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” Bertrand Russell While on a trip visiting friends, we discovered that...

Here’s a tip – gratitude works

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” Jacques Maritain I present a lot of two-day training programs, meaning my hotel stays are usually for two nights. I got into the habit of leaving a tip for the housecleaning staff for each day of my stay instead of...

Learning to be Better Tomorrow than You Are Today

“There’s no better time than the present to be better than we were yesterday.” Gary Kelley Some of my employee engagement training work involves presenting full-day programs for a public seminar company. I enjoy doing these programs, and I refer to them as “OPS”...