Articles on PR for People

Pilgrimage

This is the year for me to plan a pilgrimage. It’s not that I want to go anywhere in particular. The pilgrimage could simply take place within the far reaching corners of my mind.  For some time, all of my life really, I have often pondered the notion of whether I have a destiny.  And deep down inside when I pose this question, I know I do. Destiny. Making my mark. It all belongs to me. And to all of you.


Making your Mark

In his book, A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, the late Edwin Freidman wrote about the emotional connections that are interwoven throughout our lives. He cited how we can be our own worst enemies by failing to recognize how the dysfunctional patterns in our childhoods are often replicated in our work lives as well as in our homes, our families, and in our churches, synagogues and schools. To paraphrase...


Beyond the Manger

My best friends in the third grade were twin sisters, Annette and Arlene Frier.  They told me that Chanukah was not a big deal. I believed them. Their father was a Rabbi.  

I was brought up to believe in Baby Jesus. I had a Catholic mass card imprinted with his face aglow under a mass of blonde curls and a halo. In my child-like wonder, I recognized myself in that face.

Forgive me, but I didn’t see a fundamental...


Alabama | It’s All On You

Not much has changed since Cookie Colangelo was deluged by unwanted advances back in 1971, except women aren’t going to put up with it anymore! It’s all on you, Alabama! You didn’t create the merry-go-round, but you can step up to the plate and say enough is enough!


Potter Greg Relaford: A Journey Around the Wheel

The pursuit of a potter can be both artistic and metaphysical. The process of creating pottery can be the road map toward going inward to experience a powerful meditation. One of the most important stories in the bible is The Potter and The Clay, in which God is the Potter and we humans are the clay. Although the work of the potter presents as a powerful biblical story, the journey of the potter might not be religious at all and reside somewhere between the metaphysical and the contemplative.  After all, the motion of turning the wheel is repetitive and in that sameness a person can experience a powerful new revelation about one’s inner self. Turning the wheel is like taking one more journey around the sun.


A Chance Encounter with Doris Lessing

I never thought of happiness as a state of mind that one must accomplish. Happiness seemed to be an unexpected sensation that swept through me fleetingly and made me smile.  I could not predict happiness any more than I could be certain of the weather. Then I had a chance encounter with the author Doris Lessing.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

 If I take a look at the people who are in my life—and that includes all of you—then this is the moment when I can express great gratitude. Thank you for being part of this journey with me.


Wali Collins’ Right Foot

What can be more challenging than standing on stage and coming up with the right joke at the right time? Comedians are the ultimate communicators. They know more about what makes us tick than most psychologists. No one knows more about opinions that fuel misunderstandings more than Comedian Wali Collins. As America’s Most Lovable Comedian, he knows the ins and outs of what makes great comedy as much as he knows what mistakes people make when they’re trying to tell the truth.


Mayor Nicola Smith – Destiny in Action

Nicola Smith entered the realm of politics at a much needed time in American history when we yearn to have true leadership at all levels of government. The city of Lynnwood is fortunate to have her as their Mayor.


Business Energy: Working a room in ten minutes

Patricia Vaccarino offers her rendition on the energy it takes to work a room in 10 minutes or less.