Religion and Politics

Religion and Politics During my recent life coach training we discussed several human development models. One that I particularly liked was Robert Kegan’s Theory of Consciousness Development where he defines six progressive stages of development. He defines Stage 5 as The Integral Self. Research suggests that 14% of adults are transitioning to this stage, andContinue reading “Religion and Politics”

Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning Every year we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Six million of these were Jews. The Nazis killed approximately two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe.  An estimated 1.1 million children were murdered in the Holocaust.  Viktor Emil Frankl (1905 – 1997) wasContinue reading “Man’s Search for Meaning”

Circle Makers and Lion Chasers

Circle Makers and Lion Chasers “Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.” Mark Batterson. Mark Batterson is an American pastor and author. Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the D.C.Continue reading “Circle Makers and Lion Chasers”

Home For The Holidays

Home For The Holidays  I grew up in a predominantly Jewish area of New York City where Chanukah menorahs outnumbered Christmas trees in the apartment building where I lived. Chanukah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It isContinue reading “Home For The Holidays”

Half Marathon Man

Half Marathon Man Adlai Stevenson was a distinguished statesman and two-time Democratic presidential nominee. He lost the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections to the popular war hero Dwight D. Eisenhower.  He mounted a third attempt to secure the Democratic nomination for president in 1960, but he faced an even tougher challenge in the young andContinue reading “Half Marathon Man”

How to Make Friends and Influence People in Cyberspace

How to Make Friends and Influence People in Cyberspace The book “How to Make Friends and Influence People” was published in 1936, 12 years before Al Gore was a glimmer in his parent’s eye and 30 years before the Internet was a glimmer in anyone’s eye.  I am not sure how the great motivator DaleContinue reading “How to Make Friends and Influence People in Cyberspace”

The Fun Factor

The Fun Factor Recently, former Los Angeles Laker’s basketball great Magic Johnson resigned from his position as President of Basketball Operations for the team.  Whatever factors might have contributed to his decision, his tearful statement stands out, “I want to go back to having fun.”  Apparently, whatever degree of satisfaction his position afforded him, thereContinue reading “The Fun Factor”