Kintsukuroi

This Japanese word means literally “to repair with gold”. It refers to the art of repairing pottery which has been broken with gold or silver lacquer, understanding that the repaired piece is actually more beautiful for having been broken. I was at a women’s Day Conference yesterday, where one of the speakers spoke about the…

Applying Influence

There is a world of difference between Power and influence. The desire to acquire Power can lead to a very slippery slope of destruction, arrogance and heartache. However, the Acquisition of Influence can lead to accomplishing one of the deepest longings of the human heart – the need to be Significant. I find that the…

Chat, Communicate and Connect

  Last week I had a very special catch-up time with one of my mentorees, who will be getting married this year. We had an interesting conversation about three levels of interaction, especially with couples who marry, or intend to marry. I think it can also serve as a blueprint for obtaining and keeping strong…

Mushroom or Oak?

Saw an interesting poster the other day: which read: “When God wants to make a mushroom, He makes it overnight, but when He wants to make a giant oak, He takes a hundred years. Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of suffering. Be patient with the process” (© Pastor Rick Warren…