Author - Judy Hissong

Greet your “monsters”

I was blessed to listen to Paula Cole last night. She’s touring as her This Fire album is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Wow. Hard to believe that! I’m listening to her songs, reliving my young life as I first heard her...

The technology challenge

Are you in charge of your technology, or is your technology in charge of you?  We call them “smart phones”, and I wonder if the phone is getting smarter than we are. I recently read, Irresistible: The rise of...

Being RIGHT

I am reposting this article from last year as I think it’s worth repeating! It’s been six years since my dad died…unless you ask my sister, who says it’s been 7. Oh sure, we can do the math – and each of us did. Her...

Gratitude

Here we go – into another holiday season which is kicked off by Thanksgiving. Whether you just celebrated in Canada, or are beginning to plan for it in the United States, we all benefit from the literal translation –...

Three c’s

I recently read an article by Rhonda Magee on Reacting to Racism (educating lawyers and using mindfulness to do so). Her “ColorInsight” practice is worth sharing, and if this resonates, support her work at . Sit in...

Opposing points of view

You may have heard or read about the opposite of love is fear, not hate. We are in an especially challenging time in the world where life and death has become a daily concern in more parts of the world than the Middle East, or...

Resilience is brilliance

I was driving on the freeway when I heard that all-too-familiar sound – a rock hit my windshield. Sigh. The dot that was created soon became a star as the crack expanded and the light refracted through the slices of glass...

Who knows best?

“I know more than you do.” Have you been in an executive committee meeting where there was an air (individually or the whole group) of superiority? In other words, where a belief existed that this group knew better/more than...

Stress and the holidays

As we enter the busiest shopping season of the year, I think it’s quite appropriate to use the definition below – the holidays are definitely a stimulus or circumstance that causes stress. That stress can affect each of us...

I think I can, I think I can….

I think I can, I think I can…. Remember those words from the children’s story “The Little Engine that Could?” Remember a long train must be carried over a mountain? Several engines are asked to carry the train, and they...