Living in a Bubble

The concept of living in an invisible bubble started many years ago while I was a retail executive. I would often supervise several management trainees during their career. One of the challenges they had was how to deal with criticism from senior management. They…

Finding Meaning Everywhere

Yesterday, we had a baby lizard scurry around the house. After several attempts, we successfully ushered him into the backyard. My first thought was to find the meaning and significance of it, because of course, there is one. Here are some insights from Imelda…

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Do you remember this song recorded by Nat King Cole in 1963? The song reached #6 on the Hot 100 in the US and was the opening track on Cole’s album of the same name.  The melody and phrase keep coming to my mind…

The Domino Effect

I am noticing more and more these days how life resembles the image of toppling dominoes – or the domino effect. The definition for the domino effect is: A cumulative effect produced when one event initiates a succession of similar events, or a chain…

Be Hopeful not Fearful

How are you feeling today? With so much chaos, confusion and uncertainty in the world, has it been challenging to remain hopeful? Has fear and lack of clarity and direction caused you to freeze up and become discouraged wanting to hide under the covers,…