Apologizing – The two most important words are “I apologize”

Why is it that our prisons are full, countries and groups are forever waging war, and wherever we go, we are exposed to mistreatment? Is it because we were made from clay, and like pottery, we are fragile and imperfect? No matter how magnificent a ceramic work of art is, it remains delicate and must … Continue reading “Apologizing – The two most important words are “I apologize””

To err is human, to forgive, divine

The title of this article is a profound statement made by Alexander Pope. It points out that it is normal to make mistakes, including the type that hurts others. We probably have all made mistakes. And when we did so, we may have dismissed our mistakes with a simple, Whoops, sorry about that, Im only … Continue reading “To err is human, to forgive, divine”

Advice on Feelings and Worry

A 21-year-old student is confused about his feelings. For the sake of clarity, I will comment on his email line by line, followed by general comments and suggestions. “I used to be a really mean person, but as I’ve progressed through college, I’ve changed my view of the world dramatically.” The way we treat others … Continue reading “Advice on Feelings and Worry”

Adventure of Life – The world is a book and every step turns a new page

A Sherpa boy was born into a life of adventure. He saw the beauty that surrounded him, felt the frigid blasts of mountain air that invigorated him, heard the peaceful sounds of quietude, tasted the snow that playfully danced in his mouth whenever he spoke, and after blowing out the candle, smelled the fragrance of … Continue reading “Adventure of Life – The world is a book and every step turns a new page”

We don’t grow up until we look up to others

Do you enjoy being admired? Of course you do. We all do. After all, we have an innate desire to be admired. We want to be respected and held in high regard. Since we all feel that way, my statement comes as no surprise. However, what we may overlook is that we have an equally … Continue reading “We don’t grow up until we look up to others”

Are You on the Right Track?

It’s never too late to understand what’s going on in your life Are you on the right track? You don’t know? I’ll help you if you feel you are working harder and harder, but gaining less and less out of life, you definitely need to read this article, just as starting point. I’ve spent a … Continue reading “Are You on the Right Track?”

All of Life is Chemistry

When I was chemistry student I had just one goal in mind: finishing my studies as soon as possible. Simple as it is, the other day I was walking down a hallway toward my classroom thinking about the upcoming weekend. What do you expect a young student to think about? As I said, I was … Continue reading “All of Life is Chemistry”

Active Listening-What Our Parents Didn’t Teach Us about Success

As youngsters, most of us were taught by our parents that if we wanted to succeed in life we would have to study hard, work hard, and develop our talents. That’s good advice that has proved to be helpful, but most of our parents neglected to tell us about the most important ingredient of success. … Continue reading “Active Listening-What Our Parents Didn’t Teach Us about Success”