A Lesson in Mastery

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 | No Comments
A Lesson in Mastery

At dinner the other night they had lobster bisque on the menu. Delicious! While I resisted the calories, I was immediately transported back in time, to our idlic summer vacation on the coast of Maine. Some of our greatest lessons can be found in the most unexpected places, and mine was a lesson in mastery. Having grown […]

What Is Your Hidden Power?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 | No Comments

Last summer, my little family of three hiked to the top of Mt. Battie, just outside Camden, Maine (Gorgeous!  If you ever get a chance, you really must go!) and I remember thinking what a study in motivation it was.   To propel ourselves, our then-eight year old in tow, up the 780 ft of elevation, required […]

What Were You Born to Master?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last summer we took a trip to Maine and my then-eight year old declared that we are not allowed to kill lobsters.  I’m normally not the killing type, but since it was my first trip to Maine and I had harbored visions of eating lobster every day for a week, I had to find a solution to his sudden crustacean […]

Is Your Legacy Contagious?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 | No Comments

For as long as I can remember my Dad has been getting up at 4:30am to read.  He reads journal articles, the newspaper, and studies with an intensity that few of us could match.  While he retired quite a few years ago, he still keeps himself current on the latest research, and attends association meetings and […]

Kicking Intrinsic Motivation in Gear

Posted by on May 2, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday, as I emerged from my work-cave on the third floor, my nine-year-old-kiddo, Jeremy, ran up to me in excitement, “Mom!  Mom!!!!  You gotta come listen to this!”  In a flash, he leaped over to the piano and started playing “Let it Go” from the new film Frozen. I was bewildered.  We didn’t have the […]

The Madness of Compliance

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 | No Comments

“Deferred to, agreed with, acquiesced in, who can flourish on such a daily diet of compliance?” the doctor asks. “To be curbed, stood up to, in a word thwarted, exercises the character, elasticates the spirit, makes it more pliant. It’s the want of such exercise that makes rulers rigid.”        – The Madness of King George […]

Cultivating Mastery

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 | One Comment

We’re in Maine and my eight year old has declared that we are not allowed to kill lobsters.  I’m normally not the killing type, but being that this is my first trip to Maine and since visions of eating lobster every day for a week had been dancing in my head since I booked the […]