Happily, Ever After?

In childhood most of us heard stories that enchanted and enhanced our lives. They often taught us values and morals, offered images of heroism and adventure, and sometimes even scared us.  As adults we continue to tell ourselves, and others, stories. Instead of...

Led by Your Nose-Ring?

How do you take charge of your life and become your own best leader?  How does your personal leadership translate into effective and respected leadership of others?  These are questions pertinent to home as well as work, unless you live and work totally alone and...

Tolerance or Acceptance?

Today a friend pointed out a distinction that totally escaped my notice.  She asked if I tolerated people or accepted them.  I always thought of myself as open to people different than I.  But upon thinking about it I realized that I was merely tolerating many of...

Michael is Being Interviewed!

Michael Parise will be on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly #ThatBusinessShow • 1250 WHNZ , Wednesday, December 21 at 8 AM! Jamie Meloni is one of Tampa’s radio celebrities who highlights local business owners on his daily talk shows.  He’ll be...

Interruptions That Change Us

Often we need an interruption to move us to take fuller responsibility for our lives. If we do not take responsibility in these moments, we often end up shifting the blame to others or to events beyond our control. Sometimes the interruption comes in the form of a...

Responsibility or Blame?

When we blame we tend to feel really good after we’ve gotten over our anger.  Blame is a  ‘got-cha’ moment when we are able to feel superior over another.  Our politics are now filled with blame from all sides, and throwing around the blame card makes the angry...