February 2010

The Pony in the Dung Heap, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt and You


If you were able to take snapshot of every aspect of your life – your work, personal situation, home, family, friends, finances and your sense of self – and look at them like flashcards, what words would you use to describe them? Some aspects of your life may appear more promising than others, but no matter what the factors are, you can always stand to improve your outlook and consequently your approach to handling your life.

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

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Monty Roberts, Compassionate Leadership and Principles of Horsemanship


Man’s conquest of the natural world has not always been achieved through gracious and entreating means. I imagine that in times of dire necessity (such as the early pioneering days or in times of war) shortcuts are perceived as being optimal versus an approach based on compassionate leadership, but in times of plenty, can these types of methods be justified?

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An evening thought…


  Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “A man is related to all nature.”  Whether you look out over a beautiful scene or zoom in to enjoy the industriousness of a soldier ant, it is hard not to appreciate and relate in some way to the beauty and wonder of the natural world.    I came across […]

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Boston Legal, The Environment and my Trashy Habit


If you care about something, you take care of it. You go out of your way to see that it receives the necessary attention to not only survive, but prosper…If you care about the future, please return everything in better condition than you found it.

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Joan of Arc on Living by Gregg Hake


Whatever your core beliefs, your life will tend to take shape according to their outline. The envelope of possiblity for your life is established by your convictions. You can’t think you’re way into a great life, but your fundamental beliefs do provide the platform upon which your character is built of from which your life expression proceeds. Never underestimate the value of a solid foundation.

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Homer (not Simpson) says 'Good Night'


Thank you, my friends, for your thoughtful comments and active consideration today.  As Homer once said, “There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”  Rest well- Gregg

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