The We Wand

The We Wand

I should start with a disclaimer in that, almost certainly, I will violate my own premise in this month’s issue. After all, “we” seem to do that every now and then – don’t we? This past year, I’ve become more aware of how one word can change everything – one way or...
On The Take

On The Take

Every now and then, the focus on just one word can invite you on a reflective journey.  Especially when it’s a 4-letter word! Recently, this was the case for me as I read a daily reflection on how – and how often – we use the word TAKE. I had never really “taken” the...
Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

I can still picture my 6-year-old-self sitting in our family living room and hearing my Mom’s voice in her southern drawl: Get your feet off the table.  She would then always follow-on with a defining statement of context: You wouldn’t put your feet on the table if...
Different … Yet Just The Same

Different … Yet Just The Same

The most profound insights come when you least expect them. Maybe that’s why we remember the moment they’re born and continue to ponder them as we grow. I certainly wasn’t expecting it when I sat down for dinner in Prague in the Czech Republic.  We were one of 10...
Nothing New About Normal

Nothing New About Normal

Recently, there seems to be a increased longing to arrive at a “new normal.”  And I personally “get” that longing. It even has a tinge of feeling progressive on the surface – so much more insightful than just wanting to get “back to normal.”  Yet is it? No doubt, this...
An Opportunity for Clarity

An Opportunity for Clarity

When I created The Porch, now almost two decades ago, I wanted it to be a place to gather for a meaningful pause from all of our busyness. It was simply a tiny attempt to bring more clarity to the deeper issues of business and life. Little did I know, 20 years later,...