Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

"I don't always tell people that I'm coaching them when they want to talk to me," I told Orion today. "I just listen, ask questions, make suggestions on how to think differently about issues.  Yesterday an expert on oil refineries talked to me about issues he is having with his management, as well as with executives at oil refineries who don't want to do inspections that would protect workers from injury or death.  I talked to him about his personal values that drive him to be so adamant in presenting his case.  He had an aha moment, and when he left, he told me, 'I don't know exactly what you do, but you sure do it good.'"

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012

"Why is it, Orion, that some people can overcome childhood traumas while others are not able to?" I asked my friend this morning. "Several factors come to mind," Orion answered. "The personal courage and strength to look at it, the desire to find life fulfillment, and a loving supportive environment."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

"Happy birthday, grasshopper," Orion said to me.  "How does it feel to be 64?" "I don't feel that old, Orion," I answered. "I have spent my life learning and accepting who I am, and then allowing others to see who I am.  That vulnerability is very energizing and motivates me to help others accept and love themselves for who they are."