Tag Archives: #fmmlessonslearned

FMM 9 18 15 Innovative History

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes.  The human brain is an amazing organ, one which holds many mysteries.  Why do we ask questions?  How do we solve mathematical problems in our head?  How did the first man think of rubbing two sticks together […]

FMM 8 14 15 The Placebo Effect

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”~Helen Keller (a blind woman!). How do you start your day, your week, your month?  Do you jump out of bed, smiling and greeting the opportunity to live life to the fullest?  Or do you moan and groan, resenting, fighting, complaining and counting the […]

FMM 7 31 15 Make a U-Turn

FMM 7 31 15 Make a U-Turn “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~Lao Tzu. I have always joked that a journey is no fun if you don’t have to make at least one or two U-turns.  I once had a GPS (navigational system) that spoke to […]

FMM 7 24 15 Shadow Boxing

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” ~ W. Clement Stone. Metaphors and allegories.  My father used some phrases that I grew up hearing, and often not understanding.  “You have to box dicey” he would say.  From the context I eventually realized it meant to be careful, watch your step.  I don’t think he was […]

FMM 5 8 15 Modeling

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~Samuel Smiles. It has been an interesting couple of weeks.  During National Nurse’s Week I have been privileged to observe nurses at work from a different perspective, while visiting a brave family member in the hospital.  […]

FMM 4 24 15 Heart and Science

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion”~ Buddha. I have always loved the science of anatomy and physiology.  When I was in my teens, my sister gave me an illustrated textbook which sparked my imagination.  It is difficult to imagine what is going on beneath our skin, the constant […]

FMM 3 13 15 Not splashing but drowning

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.” ~Bryant H. McGill When you look at life as if it is a spiritual journey, it allows you to see lessons everywhere. Over the past week I have had the privilege to attend a seminar in a beautiful part of old Florida […]

FMM 3 6 15 Fret not, fear not

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere” ~Glenn Turner.   Have you ever thought of giving advice to your younger self?  If you could travel back in time, perhaps to when you were a young teenager, what would you say?  What lesson have you learnt […]

FMM 2 6 15 To be a Pilgrim

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyan On Monday I traveled upon a bouncing bus, retracing steps down the years to the town and school of my youth. I was in the company of like-minded people, sisters and brothers though different mothers, […]

FMM 2 14 14 Speed and Accuracy

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well” ~ Catherine Jones I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter in a class taught by my mother.  She didn’t joke, that lady, you came into her class to gain a skill, and if your intentions were to fool around and waste an hour, […]