Category Archives: Choice

Searching for the Grail of Power

One of the most enduring aspects of the legend of King Arthur is the quest for the “Holy Grail.”  According to legend, the Holy Grail was the cup Jesus drank from at the last supper, and which was brought to … Continue reading

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Holiday Harmony: 4 tips for Holding Boundaries and Setting Limits with Santa’s More Challenging Elves

Holidays are often times of both great joy and challenge.  What we are most often seeking is “harmony,” a balance between our wishes, needs, expectations and those of the people in our lives we celebrate with.  It can also be … Continue reading

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Defending North Fork

One of the things we are compelled to confront daily is the ever evolving role of men in our culture.  As we try to come to grips with who we are and who we would like to be, we run … Continue reading

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Letting Go: Choosing Why to Forgive or When to Hang On

It often seems that it’s when we are the most hurt by the acts of others that “just moving on” feels almost impossible.  Part of us wants to “let go,” but a seemingly equal part just can’t. The harm may … Continue reading

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Creating Happiness: 4 Principles for Charting Your Course to a Happier Life.

The words we use say so much about how we view ourselves and our world.  For example, how many of us are always “searching” for happiness?  How many of us just “hope to find it” someday? On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Finding Center: 6 Steps to Promoting Harmony and Developing Gratitude in Hard Times

It seems like challenge and difficulty can be found around every corner these days, especially when we believe that “hard times” are all that there is that awaits us.  We struggle, we worry, we get angry, and we feel like … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Mastering Patience in an Impatient World

The Englishman philosopher and statesman George Savile (1633 – 1695) once wrote that “the master of patience is the master of everything else.”  As do all skills that we can learn to master, however, patience must be first studied and … Continue reading

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Who’s Controlling Your Remote?

One of the most maddening experiences in life is trying to watch TV when somebody else has the remote.   You just start to focus on a channel and “BAM,” you’re looking at something different.  Focus again, “BAM,” away we go … Continue reading

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Courage Is A Learned Skill

Mark Twain once wrote, “Courage isn’t the absence of fear, but its mastery.”  All of us strive to act with courage, with honor, and with integrity.  Yet we often judge ourselves harshly for those moments when we needed courage and … Continue reading

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Relationships and Choice

Relationships are the foundation of our lives. We have relationships with other people, with organizations and with ourselves. Some we choose, others were chosen for us. We can be happy with the ones we have, or want new and better … Continue reading

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