Read This Book. It will change how you think.

The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard, is a life-changing book.  It is truly provocative in a way that makes you reflect on your own life, your values and your aspirations.  As a work in progress for many years, I can see a whole new level is possible.  This book resonates on so many levels.

Brendon generously and fearlessly shares his own insights and experiences with compelling stories to illustrate each of the drives. He provides very specific guidance about what to think about and what to do in order to fully activate the drives.  The questions he poses for the reader’s reflection will produce deep and profound insights.

This is a very important book for anyone who wants to grow and make a greater impact in your world and the world.  While it will provoke a high degree of introspection, it does so in a truly accessible way.  You will be able to relate to the thought process and follow it, reflect on it and make some decisions that can change your thinking and change your life.

I am recommending this book to friends and clients and I will be re-reading this book many times.

In honor of Mothers

It’s the time of year when we all think about our Mothers, whether they are still with us or passed on.


My mom is 90 years old and I will be visiting her for the day, cooking one of her favorite meals and presenting my homemade card.  It’s a family tradition to write poems for special occasions and the funnier, the better.

We all love to laugh a lot!


My mom’s favorite poems are the ones that poke fun at my dad.  He is a constant source of amusement to all of us.  After a glass or two of champagne, she will thoroughly enjoy herself.


She is still pretty sharp and mobile, though she’s had her share of losses and disappointments to overcome.   Mom relies heavily on her faith and her daily exercise routine.  Slowing down has been a constant state of frustration for her over the years and she hangs on fiercely to her independence.  I admire that so much and work to support it however I can. Continue reading