He Who Hesitates

Last week I wrote about the wisdom in minding the gap that exists between a thought and action. The focus was on the kind of thoughts that would lead you to questionable actions, things that if done wouldn’t be considered to be in your or another person’s best interests—lashing out verbally in anger to a loved one instead of taking a moment to rethink what[…]

Mind The Gap

How often have you witnessed someone do something absolutely stupid and asked yourself, “What were they thinking?” Or maybe you concluded that they just weren’t thinking at all.  The reality is that we are always thinking—even when it might be hard to believe otherwise.   Problems can arise when we cross the chasm that exists between our thoughts and our actions. We don’t always make that crossing so[…]

Sweet Success

My muse likes sugar.   I like sugar also, which makes for a great partnership. Often when I sit down to tackle a particularly ambitious piece of writing, something that is going to keep me at my laptop for a couple of hours, it helps to dose up on sugar first.   Sugar appeases the muse, jump starts my mind and gives me that boost[…]