Gated Life Lessons

Gated Life Lessons

In Memoriam. Alan R. Cochran (1/3/1953-8/2/2018) Valued Client. More Valued Brother-in-law and Friend. For several summers, my family and I made trips to Hilton Head with my sister, Kathy, and her husband, Alan. On one trip, we had been to dinner together and were...
Power & Presence Part 2

Power & Presence Part 2

In part 1, we explored “quality of presence” as the way you show up in the world. Presence is your particular flavor and awareness, the way you hold space and move through the details of your days. It is perhaps the difference between the way a school kid who is...
Power & Presence, Part 1

Power & Presence, Part 1

We live in a truly beautiful world full of goodness and life. One doesn’t have to look very far to find something to appreciate—friends, family, tangy yellow lemons, those elegant cats we call jaguars, moonlight, fast cars, folk music, kissing, and delicious tacos....
Minding the Gaps

Minding the Gaps

Each season offers gifts all its own. January’s spare beauty seems fitting after the extravagance of the holidays. Trees have shed every outer expression of the living sap within. Icy streams conceal mottled fish resting below. Snow blankets the fields’ ridges,...
A Truly Generous Holiday

A Truly Generous Holiday

In the waning days of 2017 we have circled ‘round again into the season of celebration. Our neighborhood landscapes are renovated with twinkling lights, parades, and inflatable Santas. Our inner landscapes of the spirit often feel transformed as well, somehow more...
Wealth Consciousness, Part 2

Wealth Consciousness, Part 2

Earlier this month we explored common beliefs about money that either limit or enlarge our horizons. Now let’s talk specifics, stating the obvious first! Compounding interest is the way to go for long-term wealth creation. Beyond your 401K though, you probably have...