Category Archives: Radiance

On Worthiness

In many ways, wor­thi­ness is the very first and the very last top­ic of lead­er­ship. From the start a leader is some­one who is con­cerned with know­ing and rely­ing upon his or her self-val­ue. With­out it the per­son who wants to lead, to cre­ate change, to bring peo­ple togeth­er around a new idea or movement […]

The Horse

I stopped along a coun­try road to take a pho­to­graph. I had been down by the riv­er under the moun­tain, but the shad­ows had grown longer and now on my way home the moun­tain was immersed in late after­noon light. At first, two hors­es gal­loped to see me, but they soon wan­dered off, dis­tract­ed by […]

Season of Belief

Many have writ­ten about the stress­es of the hol­i­days, how the time calls up unruly expec­ta­tions, uncom­fort­able mem­o­ries and unre­solved loss­es. All of that is true, and yet as I write this evening, it also seems to hold an acute irony. This is a sea­son of belief and giv­ing, isn’t it? But the one person […]

The Woman Who Went to Work to Heal

I’m sure I’ve told the sto­ry before but it bears repeat­ing. Years ago, I was invit­ed to speak at a nation­al com­pa­ny con­fer­ence and it was stun­ning­ly dif­fer­ent from oth­er con­fer­ences I’d attend­ed. Instead of sit-down meals where atten­dees were served, food was avail­able all the time — you just had to get it for […]