Fear often stands between us and our ability to make decisions, take action, ask for what we want –even to know what we really want. It is the gatekeeper of our comfort zone. But as poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a [...]
Handling Adversity: You’re Stronger than You Thought
Catastrophic events like 9/11 and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina can knock us to our knees. But personal adversities can pack an equally powerful punch. Our spouse is diagnosed with cancer, our son has a mental breakdown, we lose our home. Often these events seem to come out of [...]
A friend forgives another friend for gossiping about her. A husband forgives a wife for lying to him about her intimate relationship with another man. A mother forgives the man who murdered her daughter. The human capacity to forgive even the deepest wrongs is awe-inspiring.
For many people, forgiving others is liberation from anger and [...]
As we continue to experience difficult economic times, it is important to do our part to improve our personal financial circumstances. Here are 10 suggestions to help you clean up your finances.
Know your numbers. When it comes to money, knowledge really is power. Stay informed regarding your income and expenses, credit score, interest rates you [...]
We are proud to announce that the DivorceCare for Kids group, led by Dr. Rick Petronella with the help of counseling therapist Bethany Petronella at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA has been named 1 of the top 100 DC4K groups in the region. DC4K is a special group designed to assist children in dealing [...]
We are often content to be…content. While there is nothing wrong with an ordinary day, having a great day can provide a sense of strength and renewal that is often undervalued in our society. Here are 10 suggestions for transforming an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. Who knows, these practices could perhaps transform your [...]
We’ve all experienced difficult times, often through events outside our control. Here are 10 suggestions for dealing with those hard times.
Take responsibility. Assume an “I can do something” attitude rather than pointing fingers. You can control your own response to the situation.
Limit the focus. Don’t [...]
We have disposable contact lens and disposable cameras. Lest we add disposable employee appraisals to the list, we might want to consider ways to put more “value” into performance evaluations. That way, they become more a roadmap for development than a short-cut that leads nowhere.
Performance appraisals for all employees are often completed annually within a [...]
The Importance of Idle Time
in a Fast-Forward World
“What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”
~W. H. Davies
You’re just about to leave for your dentist appointment, when you receive a phone call saying the dentist has been called out on emergency and will have to reschedule your appointment.
Congratulations! You [...]
(within the Corporate Walls)
The words entrepreneur and corporation don’t usually show up in the same sentence. One connotes a penchant for creative, seat-of-the-pants risk-taking, while the other usually suggests “we’ve always done it this way” risk aversion.
But “out-of-the-box” thinking is more necessary than ever in today’s marketplace, as corporations respond to changes in the world [...]