What To Do When Life Feels Like A Whirlwind

Terry C. Young, PhD At mid-life one of our greatest challenges is figuring out how to gain fresh perspective. For many of us, the swirl of work, family and our chaotic world feels like a dance-a-thon where the music never stops.  This is where the balcony comes in. In...

How to get beyond New Year’s Resolutions

How to get beyond New Year’s Resolutions to an actual changed life The beginning of a new year is a natural time to pause — after the rush of Christmas, and before things start back up in January. It’s a time to reflect and anticipate. We wish each other a...

Everybody is Asking These Questions

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Here are questions everyone is asking. You may not phrase them exactly like this; you may not even have put them into words. These are the deep questions of the heart, the wonderings so profound that you feel them in your gut. When you hear the...

How Character is Formed in Us

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Gerald and Bev, friends of mine, take annual vacations to the Dominican Republic. There are two very different experiences that can happen in the DR – the tourist beach experience, and the real DR life. They left the tourist zone to visit the...

Crazy Busy

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt The most common response to the question, “How are you?” is “Busy!” or even, “Crazy busy!” Our culture wears this as a badge of worth. The implication is that the busier we are, the more important we must be. Not true. Let’s be honest … just...

Why Change is So Hard

By Dallas Bidell Why is it so hard to sustain substantial long-term change for the better both in my personal life (e.g., losing weight) or in an organization? In the book Immunity to Change, Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey tackle that question head-on with...