The Career Path of a Nonprofit Leader

The Career Path of a Nonprofit Leader

This article was originally written by Ken Saxon for the Montecito Journal. (Original article on Montecito Journal) Through my work at Leading From Within over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to know many nonprofit leaders. They’re a special group of people that...
Befriending the Outcasts

Befriending the Outcasts

Bind up the brokenhearted and proclaim liberty to the captives. Isaiah 61:1  In January of 1989 I took Matt and his good friend, Brandon Roach, to go skiing at Bear Valley. That’s where we all skied when we had our vacation home in the charming little mountain town of...
A New Lease on Life

A New Lease on Life

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn that anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. – David Whyte   Eventually, our grounds were full of all sorts of animals—three quarter horses, a Welsh...
Adventures in Child Rearing

Adventures in Child Rearing

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher   His clear, crystal blue eyes captivated me the instant I saw him as I leaned over the beer keg to fill my cup. My eyes traveled down to take in his...
Searching For My Father

Searching For My Father

Belonging has always been a fundamental driver of humankind. – Brian Chesky   Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever find my father, or even discover his name. Of course, I wanted to know, but since I had absolutely no information about him, I never gave...
The Power of Resilience

The Power of Resilience

 She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. ― Elizabeth Edwards   Cross country treks, multiple school changes and always being the “new kid” characterize my childhood. On one hand, it was character building; on the other...