‘Tis the season to be jolly, make lists, find time to wonder, and hopefully read a book or two.
In 2009 the highlight was not just decorating the halls but publishing my first book:
The Mindful Compass: Navigating Through the Social Jungle for Success.
What a gift to be able to present my favorite ideas considering just how it comes to be that we are just naturally blind to psychological and relationship processes. I even included a few uplifting ideas on what anyone can do to become a better observer and strategist.
Another of the many fantastic gift from 2009 were the interviews I was able to have with ten well known Mexican leaders. They made the book come to life. I was so fortunate to meet these ten extraordinary people, willing to open up their lives, enabling us to see how family relationships can be so very influential. I easily fell in love with Mexico.
As I had hoped these were inspiring stories reminding us of the importance of leadership, and containing a gentle reminder to be mindful as we move about in the social jungle.
By being mindful who knows what we might discover?
I rediscover every day the beauty of nature, the cherished love of family and friends and the kindness of strangers.
I am forever grateful!
In 2010 my wish is to hear and understand more family stories, hopefully generate fantastic questions, and improve my ways of seeing and understanding the family as an emotional unit.
My holiday gifts for each of you are contained in the following pictures.
Do let me know if they make you think, laugh or enjoy a moment.
Just click the photo if you would like to an even see a larger version come to life.
Joy to One and All,