Ethics Defined in One Sentence

Ethics. Having been encouraged to memorize this definition, I decided to share it with you today. And I’m not quite sure why I have not shared it sooner. It was one of the first messages from my former mentor that resonated with me. “Ethics is primarily the process of bringing out the implications of theContinue reading “Ethics Defined in One Sentence”

Writing Hacks

As we ready ourselves for the upcoming fall semester, I thought I’d share some writing hacks for English Composition courses that use the MLA format of documentation styles. These six hacks were put together mostly because a former student thought it was cool when I mentioned one of the techniques for lengthening a paper wasContinue reading “Writing Hacks”

Accountability: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Accountability. Today’s Virtue is Accountability. For any challenge or self-improvement one undertakes, it is best to be held accountable to stay on track. Yesterday’s first post for my Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues started with Acceptance. When we are held accountable, we achieve much more than we expected. It forces us to drum up ourContinue reading “Accountability: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Self-Respect

We are responsible for our own lives. Each of us must recognize what has worked for us in the past, what has not worked, and make new decisions based on that knowledge for the next move. We have all made mistakes. We must determine if we are present in life or absent from it. IfContinue reading “Self-Respect”

Who are you?

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau As synchronicity would have it, this quote, which I’ve used so many times, winds up as another’s comment in a discussion I’m reading through on LinkedIn. That’s because we are all connected. I’mContinue reading “Who are you?”

No. You Don’t Have Time

No. You don’t have time.  (3 of 3) Not too long ago I was riding in the car with a friend who impatiently tried to nudge the car ahead of her when the traffic light had just changed and proclaimed, “Hey, the light’s not getting any greener. What are you waiting for?” Similarly, Incubus lyricsContinue reading “No. You Don’t Have Time”

Speaking of Change

(1 of 3) Speaking of change. . . This post will come as three parts: Speaking of Change, Don’t Wait for Permission, and No. You Don’t Have Time. I’ve delayed in writing this particular posting as I have been deep in the midst of my own change. Typically, I like to throw myself into changesContinue reading “Speaking of Change”

Acceptance

A few years ago, I learned a valuable virtue from my dog. Yes, I’ve heard of all the wonderful praises dogs receive from their owners, etc. We can learn patience from them simply because they’re patient with us. Dogs don’t criticize, nor do they judge us. Probably the best quality they have is the abilityContinue reading “Acceptance”