Wondering What To Do After Graduation?

Quote of the Moment:  “In each life there comes at least one moment which if recognized and seized, transforms the course of that life forever.” –– Ralph Blum Recently I was led to re-read sections of my book as I was preparing a speech for my Toastmasters group. The project called for me to talk about my approach to leadership. My message? — The greatest …

Is Your Life Inviting You to Wake Up?

Quote of the Moment: “To protect and serve all life is both our mission and our prayer.” Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido To wake up is to remember who you are as a spiritual being having a human experience. It is embracing life in the grandeur of discovering and expressing your own Unique Potential. This poem is a reminder for …

Do Vision Boards Work?

Quote of the Moment: “We need to be growing and learning every day to feel alive and in love with life.” — Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. A few days ago a friend asked me the question, “Do vision boards work?”. The question was motivated from a sincere desire to be in service doing more than the work she is currently …

How to Approach Life – Bow In – A Poem by Jo Anna

Quote of the Moment: “When you bow deeply to the Universe, It bows back.” — O’Sensei, Morehei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido This poem is inspired by my spiritual path and practice of Aikido. I became interested in Aikido at a Fred Donaldson Seminar in the 90s when he, an Aikidoist himself, showed us how to use original play in our …

Give a Gift that Empowers

Quote of the Moment: “…a very accessible and potent toolkit delivered with elegant simplicity that marks real wisdom.” – John Contreras As you think about what you would like to give this holiday season, consider empowering your friends and family members (20 something and up)  to achieve their full potential. Give them a copy of my book, Design and Live the …