List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is Respect Key to Creating Greatness?

Is Respect Key to Creating Greatness?

Wise actions flow naturally from the right principles. When respect directs our daily choices, all our interactions are in harmony with our greater good. Respect for ourselves, one another, and for life itself should be at our core lighting the… Read more »

The Nigerian woman who sold two necklaces and never looked back

The Nigerian woman who sold two necklaces and never looked back

Six years ago Nigeria’s Abimbola Balogun – affectionately called Bimbo – was a frustrated graduate, trained in petroleum marketing but coming to the sad realisation that it was going to be very difficult for her to get a job in… Read more »

UN envoy calls for transitional government in Syria

UN envoy calls for transitional government in Syria

The UN’s envoy for Syria has said there is international agreement that a transitional government should be set up in order to end the fighting. Kofi Annan said an international conference in Geneva had agreed there should be a “transitional… Read more »

Mursi sworn in as Egyptian president

Mursi sworn in as Egyptian president

Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt’s first civilian, democratically elected president at a historic ceremony in Cairo. Hours after the ceremony, he was saluted by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, leader of the military council which is handing over… Read more »

Love My Son. Yours? Not So Much.

Love My Son. Yours? Not So Much.

It wasn’t that I didn’t want children; I just didn’t yearn for them the way some people do. I had tried babysitting as a teenager but was more interested in testing the mother’s makeup after the kids were asleep than singing “Twinkle,… Read more »

Remind Me of What I Loved

Remind Me of What I Loved

Many insights and experiences ultimately inspire a person to write a book. Defy Gravity , my new book, grew out of my desire to share my observations about the nature of healing. In particular, I wanted to introduce something I have come… Read more »

10 Things My Mother Always Says to Me

10 Things My Mother Always Says to Me

The week my husband Dan and I went west to seek our fortune, I got unexpectedly pregnant with our first child. In January of 2009, our son was born. Then the recession hit California—and our lives—hard. Eventually, we packed up… Read more »

6 Things Your Unemployed Husband Might Never Say Out Loud

6 Things Your Unemployed Husband Might Never Say Out Loud

I remember it like this: It’s January 2009 and our infant son is sleeping. We are sitting in our rented apartment in Los Angeles, one of the most expensive cities in America, where we had dreams of “making it” in… Read more »

5 Best Things to Do for Your Relationship

5 Best Things to Do for Your Relationship

1: “Stop all shame, blame, and criticism. Instead ask for what you want in a clear, specific, and positive manner, and express appreciation for your partner. To elaborate: Men need to feel competent—that they make a contribution and that it is… Read more »

The Too-Good Marriage

The Too-Good Marriage

The No-Argument Couple By not fighting, you’re not engaging each other, says Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want and co-founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, and that may be due to a fear of intimacy. These relationships can last… Read more »

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