Greeting His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, 30 Years Later


I have to admit I am nervous and in awe today as I wait calmly with my beloved Signature partners to greet His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. I know my personal connections go way back to early adulthood. And now, our Signature Spiritual Pillar operationalizes the need to feel and display compassion – the Dalai Lama’s central work and legacy – combining with our city to become a national leader in the Compassion City movement, making the perfect recipe for non-secular pulsating peace.


Compassion In The Workplace

This post is co-authored by Dianne Timmering

“Compassion in the Workplace” session on November 16, 2012, a dream from the Festival of Faiths in Downtown Louisville, KY

Our move back to Louisville two years ago seemed perfectly timed with a city-wide charge to create and launch a “lifelong wellness and aging” movement that we could play a major role in. At the same time, the expanding Festival of Faiths International conference was growing and the launching of the compassionate city charter by our new mayor that we were blessed to sign-on early, made it a divine exodus from south Florida seem like a dream come true.


National Day Of Prayer

ImageAs I stood in the Signature parking lot this morning getting ready to go live with a broadcast with 74 Signature other campuses, and watching hundreds of business leaders, many stakeholders, religious pioneers, and facility residents, side by side with our most prominent political leaders from our state and city, the parking lot filled up quickly getting ready to start National Day of Prayer. I realized this was an epic moment for me!


God In The Workplace

SHRM Conference by Dianne Timmering of Louisville Ky Signature HealthCAREThe following is a guest post co-authored with Dianne Timmering, VP of Spirituality for Signature HealthCare.

Joe and I served as the keynote speakers at the recent SHRM meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, a meeting made up of Human Resource leaders across the state. I will admit we were nervous, confronted with a topic normally anathema to such a group: policy and procedure conflicting with the enigmatic blanket of God in the Workplace. It wasn’t that they wouldn’t be gracious or offer a cursory listen – there was, after all, a $1,500 drawing at the end of the meeting for one lucky recipient, so they sort of had to suffer through. And it’s always hard to give the concluding speech to a sea of kind fatigue.

But that’s not what happened at all. They listened. (more…)