Category Archives: Survival

This is Why Everybody Has to Define “Tough” Their Way


Tough is personal. It’s yours, and mine, and everyone else’s. All at the same time… Yours is not mine. Mine can’t be yours. Theirs? It’s just not going to fit us. Because it’s so unique and personal. Tough defies definition and … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important for Injured Lions to Continue Roaring


What would we choose to talk about if we knew it was going to be the last thing we would be able to say? As in FOREVER… You can’t squeeze 20 years of living into 6 months. Can you? If we could stand in … Continue reading

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Some Things, They Just Change You and You NEVER Forget


https://unsplash.com/@hermez777 Some memories are good. Some sad. Many good and sad… We emigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1958. Mother, Grandmother, brother and I. It was a rainy night in Miami. The flight attendant held an umbrella as we … Continue reading

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You Need to Hit the Reset Button to Stop the Insanity


https://unsplash.com/@randomlies   Your Simple Thought of the Week: Chaos boils slowly like water in a pot and eventually drives us insane… Contemplation It is said that if you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water it will immediately jump out. But … Continue reading

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An Important Question That Will Cause You Whiplash


Insightful questions are the ones that bring you to a screeching, whiplashing halt until you figure out the answer… A writing acquaintance asked me a question the other day. “What specific events happened in your life to make you truly appreciate … Continue reading

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Perhaps My Story Will Inspire and Keep Other Leaders From Suffering My Fate


My Latest Article in The Ascent on Medium

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Your Identity Crisis Is Actually A Huge Blessing, Here’s Why


I’m in the midst of an identity crisis. I am 65 years old. This should not be happening. Right? But it is. I am having difficulty, actually an outright challenge coming to terms with who I am and more importantly, who I want … Continue reading

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