Peace of Wisdom

This is the archive of the twice-weekly emails sent to the inboxes of Wisdom Harbour members. Delivered in the morning, there is a Wednesday Peace of Wisdom and a Weekend Peace of Wisdom.  Each is a short bit of wise perspective about a single topic to help you through your week.

The Blessing of a Helping Hand

A friend recently shared a valuable lesson he learned as a child. He and his dad were headed for the dumpster one afternoon with a couple bags of trash. A neighbor, running the same errand, noticed...

Simplicity

Simplicity is a term you might associate with something being easy, but  Leonardo DaVinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  Simplicity is a practice you can invite into every facet...

Loneliness

Even extroverts need some alone time now and then – but solitude and loneliness are two very different things. Loneliness is a sadness that envelops us because our social needs aren’t being met. Our...

Building Self-Trust

Do you trust yourself? It might sound like a silly question, but think about it for a moment.  Self-trust is recognizing your capacity to handle what life throws at you. When you build self-trust...

Humility

If you became one of the richest people in the world, would you continue to live in the same house? That’s exactly what Warren Buffet did – in fact, he’s still living in the same five bedroom house...

A Right Sized Ego

Imagine you have a flat tire. You pull over and unfasten your spare.  You have the jack and lug nut wrench ready to go.  A good soul stops and offers help. But you know how to change a tire and...

Discipline

Frog man…Navy SEAL…these words conjure images of fearless warriors emerging from dark, oily seas. Hulking figures whose weapons and equipment drip with the brine of lashing tides. They accomplish...

Adventure

Adventure is exciting. Being adventurous makes us feel alive. It can shed new light on things and show us new points of view.  Adventure typically means unknown territory, which can be scary or...

Kindness

A little kindness can go a long way. It’s a value we can practice in every aspect of our lives.  It’s not always a grand gesture – kindness can be subtle. Don’t underestimate the impact a small act...

Happiness

Do you know someone who is ALWAYS happy?  You know the kind – they’re always smiling….upbeat, always have something positive to add – even when they’re going through the worst of circumstances.  Are...

The Power of Lies and the Freedom of Truth

Have you ever tried to throw a surprise party? Remember all the fibs you had to tell just to keep it a secret? Once you tell one lie, often another must be told to keep the story intact.  That kind...

Envy

It’s been said that evil entered into the world through envy.  William Shakespeare called it “the green eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon.” We feel envious because we perceive...

Stewardship of Time

When Bear Bryant greeted his incoming freshman at the University of Alabama, he always delivered the same message first.  It was written on a card he kept in his wallet and the coach referred to it...

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