Your Valentine’s Day Survival Guide

Expectations are so high for Valentine’s Day that there are bound to be disappointments. There are also people who are single. And there are people whose significant other is unable to make romantic gestures due to illness or career demands or even death. Perhaps you’re one of the people whose loved one tries but somehow fails to meet your expectations. No matter your situation, here’s your Valentine’s Day survival guide. It’s almost impossible to escape […]

Check Your Core Values

Every decision you make is colored by your core values whether you know it or not. Do you know what the phrase means? Do you know what your core values are? How do they line up with the core values of your workplace? Your school? Your significant other? Your nation? It is important that you know these things. We live in troubled times. Every nation seems to be facing political, financial, and/or social challenges. We […]

Motivational Quote from a Trumpet Player

Today, I’m sharing a motivational quote from W.C. Handy, a trumpet player. W.C. Handy (1873-1959), an African-American composer and musician, popularized blues music in the early 20th century. He was the son of a minister who did not approve of his son becoming a secular musician. Yet, Handy persisted. Sometimes he worked a day job but he always pursued his music. Ultimately his music has persisted. You might recognize one of his more enduring compositions, […]