Some Musings

Personally authored and curated articles about peaceful living, workplace effectiveness, and related topics.

7 Inspiring Traits of Compassionate Leadership

The driving forces of exceptional leadership are desire, self-awareness and, most important, compassion. Effective leadership cannot prevail under negative circumstances such as putdowns, dishonesty, demands, frustration, denigration, manipulation, fear or micromanagement.

Another Type of Morning

We all do it! We wake up in the morning thinking about what we need to accomplish in the hours ahead of us. Or we mull over the details of what happened to us the day before – good and bad. It’s the kids, or an ailing parent, or bills that need to get paid. It’s an inconsiderate manager or coworker, or a nagging headache.

The Scent of Peace

Does “peace” have a scent? Scientists researching the effect of scents on the the brain would say “yes”. Interior Designers are beginning to apply this research in their design projects. Some researchers have found that scents stimulate certain parts of our brain influencing physical, emotional, and mental health.

Picturing Peace

I describe myself as spiritual and not religious. I practice yoga and meditation because it seems to settle and center me. I also tend to eat and sleep better. I like being at peace and relish my quiet times. I am in a job that can become extremely noisy during the...

7 Ingredients to Simple Design

I’ve found that some of the best and most beautiful designs are simple and understated. This approach to design can be easy on the budget, your time and your well-being, Try these 7 Steps to design for simplicity and serenity.

Daily Dose of Peace

Get out of bed about 10 minutes early. Don't turn on the TV or the radio. Don't check emails or voicemails. Go to that quiet space in your home download some relaxing music from and do a couple of simple stretches or yoga poses. Give yourself 10 minutes of peace this...