Marci’s Musings

Through persistence comes strength – 継続は力なり

During my first year in Japan, back in 1992, a dear friend taught me a Japanese saying. He wrote it on a piece of paper and tacked it to his...

Rock-Solid Closure

Last month, Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck launched the final book in their best-selling 365 Book Series. Thanks to their series, I published ten stories, including four in this final...

People Are a Problem – An Excerpt from Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness

I get out nearly every day and walk along the river near my home in Hachioji. I can count on seeing egrets, crows, caterpillars, butterflies, beetles, spiders and if I am...

Lessons from Beetle via Cockroach

Not every animal, insect or plant has a message for me. And, I get that sometimes I might be trying to read meaning out of a chance meeting and it...

My Journey is about arriving there now.

Though I sometimes forget and need to be reminded, my journey is about arriving there now. By journey, I mean my journey or transformation into a position of leadership and...

I infuse my business with loving thoughts

I didn't always infuse my business with loving thoughts. I don't like to admit it, but over the years, most of my thoughts about my business were judgmental and overly...