Gratitude is an essential ingredient to the wholehearted life. Heartspeakers know this intuitively, and I’ve written of it often here at Heartspoken.com (CLICK HERE for these posts). Thanksgiving quotes to lift your spirits: To celebrate this special U.S. Holiday of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing a few of my favorite quotes about gratitude: “If the only prayer you said […]
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I am grateful to my friend Tammy Mobley LaDrew for being my guest Connection Messenger* today. She is doing amazing work helping clients tap into their creative power and energy so they can bring their best selves to their life and work. I follow her teachings with great interest, and when she published an article on […]
You touch lives every day, for better or for worse, but often you don’t realize you’re making a difference. My husband, a retired physician, recently attended the funeral of a professional friend he’d known for years. The friend’s grown children came up to him to express their appreciation for his friendship. “When we were […]
What do the most fascinating people and the most caring people you know have in common? They are good listeners, and it makes them seem more fascinating and more empathetic. My guest Annette Petrick shares her own perspective on this valuable skill—a skill, by the way, that can be learned and honed. Use the audio player below […]
I don’t remember the details of what hurtful thing I’d said or done, but I must have lost my temper with one of my [then] middle-school-aged children before school. I definitely remember how wretched I felt and how, finally, I wrote a note of apology, drove to the school, and asked the teacher to put […]
This was originally posted in June, 2012. I am posting it again as a tribute to my wonderful Daddy on Father’s Day. On August 24, 2013, he “slipped the surly bonds of earth” and made his Great Escape in the wee hours of the morning. What a ride he had in his 95+ years, and how grateful […]
Memorial Day tidbits you might not know Memorial Day is serious business—a time for us to pause and give thanks for those who have died for what they believe in, especially those here in the United States who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy. But I thought you’d enjoy some interesting tidbits about Memorial Day […]