Tag Archives: Mentor

Epitome of a Mentoring Hero

“Is this the famous author, Mary K. Doyle,” my friend, Herb (Herbert Sohn, M.D.), would lovingly ask every time he called me? Herb made me feel important, special. But I knew that I wasn’t the only one. He spoke with everyone like that. Herb was the epitome of a mentoring hero. He knew where people […]

Life-Time Friends

How many friends does it take to change a light bulb? Five. One to change it and four to see if they do it the same way. We evaluate our progress by our friends. From weight loss and money to hair styles and home décor, we look to our peers to see how we measure […]

Learn by Doing

Toddlers instinctively know that if they want to learn how to do something, they have to do it themselves. Try to help them, and they exclaim, “I do it!” The process is slower for us initially, but soon, they can zip and tie. They can care for themselves. That’s what mentors do. They coach and encourage. Mentoring […]

Our Stories Are Our Gifts

On the way down to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for my first class in my Masters degree program, my father’s doctor called to tell me that my dad had terminal cancer. Thoughts of my dad and caring for his needs along with my siblings dominated that class. It became part of my story. In that cohort, […]

We See You

Like it or not, we are being watched. Our children, spouses, friends, neighbors, and coworkers see us. Our actions and words are witnessed by everyone we encounter. And those actions and words affect them. We have the potential to brighten this world through simple kindnesses-a helping hand, a smile, a word of encouragement or sound […]

Team Players

Committing to a personal relationship comes with the expectation of being equal partners on a team. Nothing makes life richer than to have a partnership where both parties strive to have each other’s back, offer encouragement to reach their goals, share and mentor where possible, and allow each other to sort through their thoughts without being judgmental. […]