Category Archives: Getting Inspired

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

In last week’s America’s Got Talent competition, three jean-clad “schlubs” entered from stage right to deliver a performance for the ages, and likely kicked off an exciting  group career sure to bring joy to millions for decades to come. In their … Continue reading

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The Real You

The accompanying video is an evocative masterpiece set to an inspiring soundtrack, along with the majestic images of a simulated trip.  It features the wisdom of Alan Watts, the British-born philosopher, on the subject of YOU (yes YOU), and YOUR … Continue reading

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Be A Champion

If you see something you don’t like in this world, why don’t you champion a cause to change it for the better?  I’m serious.   Do it for your people . . . do it for your family . . … Continue reading

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When You Believe

The foundation for miracles is an unwavering belief that it is within the realm of possibility that they can be achieved — a message so melodically and eloquently delivered by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. [A brief advertisement may precede this … Continue reading

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NOW Is The Time . . .

. . . to be On Top of the World.  Here’s a deceptive music video by Owl City.  I say this because it’s graphically simple, and cute in its design and delivery, but don’t be fooled — it’s jam-packed with … Continue reading

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We Are Running . . .

. . . TO CHANGE THE WORLD. This magnificent and awe-inspiring song by the incomparable Sarah Brightman is accompanied with resplendent panoramic views captured by a mountain climber during his many ascensions.  While this music video is thematically ecological in its … Continue reading

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Spirit of a Lion

The below video clip is a yet another memorable American Idol performance — this time from Zoenette Johnson, a refugee from Liberia, who escaped violent revolution as a young girl.  Up to this point, many had questioned her talent and … Continue reading

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Closer to the Edge of Glory

The Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team entered the 2011 NCAA playoffs as an unseeded team, and therefore not expected to proceed far in the tournament.  Although highly ranked through much of the season, they were accused of being inconsistent, and therefore … Continue reading

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Emotional Leadership

This year, my son Ryan exemplified many of the conceptual attributes of self-actualization.  As captain of the 2011 Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team. he did so by: Being the “emotional leader” and “heartbeat” of the team; Engaging the support of his … Continue reading

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The Importance of Enthusiasm – A Humorous Look

Self-help guru Dale Carnegie believed there was a little recognized secret of success . . . in a word: Enthusiasm.   He contended this powerful human feeling was the source of boundless energy that led to: Setting and accomplishing goals; … Continue reading

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