"It's not enough to be busy, so are ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau, poet Let's do an experiment. I want you, right now, to take a few minutes and look around you. Notice and focus on everything...

"Guilt is never a rational thing; It distorts all the faculties of the human mind, it perverts them, it leaves a man no longer in the free use of his reason, it puts him into confusion." -Edmund Burke, British Statesman and philosopher Almost two decades ago my...

"Imagination is everything. It is a preview of life's coming attractions. -Albert Einstein, physicist What would be compelling enough to become one of the most popular 'self-help' DVDs to date, a #1 best-seller, plus prompt Oprah Winfrey to devote two shows to explore the subject? The...

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change." -Douglas Adams, author, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Here's fair warning: this article just might put your mind into overdrive. Joe and Betsy are on a canoeing trip in the wilderness. ...

"A leader is a dealer in hope." -Napoleon Bonaparte, French leader and general Think of three people from the past or present whom you consider to be great leaders. Next, think of three characteristics that made them great leaders. Do this right now -before...

"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism." - Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist Are you an addict? Would you know if you are? If you are, is it necessarily destructive? That depends on how...

"Every step you take should increase, not decrease, the breadth of your opportunities." -Andy Tuck, singer, songwriter Two weeks ago I spoke to a group of people who have, basically, been forced into retirement. Some were ready; some were not. Some were relieved; some were...