Stay Between the Lines—Why You Need Margin

The speed of life tramples time in a cloud of dust. Meeting after meeting drains the day, leaving you spent. Nerves fray, and numbness results. Deloitte commissioned a study that discovered 77 percent of employees encounter and suffer from “burnout,” Herbert Freudenberger coined the term to describe helping professions—nurses and doctors—whose brutal work schedules left them exhausted, listless, and apathetic. They burned [...]

By |2021-07-26T17:57:02-05:00July 26th, 2021|Life Observations|0 Comments

Unbending the Bow

The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without  some lawful recreation. -Miguel de Cervantes- By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.  -Genesis 2:2- As a kid, my mother tried to keep us busy during the summer. One activity for which she [...]

By |2013-09-16T13:12:47-05:00September 16th, 2013|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

Selfishness Is Not What You Think

Buried deep inside the brain is the whispered voice of a mother, "don't be selfish." Somewhere around age two, the voice implants itself as a subliminal secret to be followed. But selfishness is not what you think. Teachers and parents instill the picture of selfishness as "thinking about self." Yet, that's not selfishness. The concept needs sharpening, refining, and scrubbing. Selfishness is [...]

By |2011-04-11T02:00:34-05:00April 5th, 2011|Reflections, Time Management|0 Comments
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