A Legacy of Happiness, Gratitude, and Joy

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This post is written for anyone and everyone who wants to understand how to live a life of happiness, gratitude, and joy. Does that include YOU? How to Be Happy The pursuit of happiness is a hot topic these days. If you do a quick Google search, you will find more than 23,000 books with happiness in the title. In addition to books, …

How to Become Your Future Self? Read This Book!

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A painting is never finished–it just stops in interesting places.–Paul Gardner For more than a year, I have been reading Ben Hardy’s blog posts on Medium.com. Ben was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com for three years and I understand why. Ben is a great storyteller who weaves together personal stories with research. Readers can relate to his …

How Women Rise and Lead!

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I am excited to be interviewing Sally Helgesen on Monday, June 15 at 3pm CST/4pm EST! Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She has been ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus, honored by the coaching consortium MEECO for …

Becoming a Sage: Connie Zweig

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Connie Zweig.   Dr. Connie Zweig, known as the Shadow Expert, is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, as well as a novel, A Moth to the Flame, the Life of …

2 POP-UP Live Zoom Webinars THIS TUESDAY!

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LEARNING NEVER ENDS You are welcome to join me THIS TUESDAY at 3:00 CDT when I interview Adam Bryant about leading during this crisis. For a decade, Bryant interviewed CEOs and other senior leaders for the Sunday New York Times in a column called The Corner Office. Bryant’s numerous interviews became a book by the same title The Corner Office. …

Join me for a FREE Conversation THIS THURSDAY!

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In case you are stuck at home and looking for something to do … I invite you to join me for a FREE Happy Learning Hour with Ashton Applewhite on April 23 at 6pm Central Time. We’ll talk about the role of ageism in the current health crisis, and much more. Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks and a TED speaker. You don’t want to miss our …

Becoming a Sage: Connie Zweig

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Connie Zweig.   Dr. Connie Zweig, known as the Shadow Expert, is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, as well as a novel, A Moth to the Flame, the Life of …

Never Stop Learning

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This post is written for people who believe in personal development and strive to be the best they can be by learning and growing in the process. Recently, I was the keynote speaker at a regional Toastmasters conference south of Chicago.  The title of my talk was “Don’t Age!  Become a Sage.”  Then in the afternoon I conducted an interactive workshop “What …

Real Leaders Have Integrity

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If you are in a position to influence the lives of others, this post is for you.  Since the most important person to lead is yourself, hopefully you will find it relevant.   NOTE:  My next podcast will be this Friday, May 11th where I interview a Sage about living life on purpose and with meaning.   in·teg·ri·ty [in- teg-ri-tee] NOUN 1.adherence to …

Becoming a Sage Episode 9

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 9 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Chris Monroe.   Chris enjoyed a wonderful career collaborating with newspaper publishers on ways to reach audiences in new and different ways, sharing the dynamics of an ever-changing industry with the uninitiated and protecting the public’s right to know from government intrusion. The …