The SeamLess Life

Column #21 - April 21, 1999

About the Author:

Sherry Lowry, MA/MS, M.C.C., is a professional mentor and business coach for executives, business owners, other coaches, psychologists/ therapists, and professionals in transition. She has developed seven businesses, including one non-profit with 20,000 clients. Sherry leads group telephone conferences and trainings with other field experts on marketing with heart, using public speaking in marketing, and for therapists transitioning as coaches. A board member on the International Coach Federation, Sherry is credentialed at their Master Certifed Coach level and participates in the Professional Coaches� and Mentor�s Association.

Contact Sherry for a complimentary session on The SeamLess Life� approach or for information on

Contact info:
Sherry Lowry, MCC
Austin, Texas USA
Ph: 512-527-0097

Email: [email protected]
Web Site:


The Highest People Value

This article is dedicated to friends - the founders and caretakers of The Sideroad. Opening this with a heart-felt "thank you" is a pleasure! It's very easy to deliver this to Heather and Mike, The Sideroad "parents" and their staff.

The Sideroad was founded partly on curiosity, a sense of (web) adventure, and in a collaborative spirit. If anything, Heather and Mike epitomize what the Web has become famous for symbolizing:
  - willingness to contribute
  - willingness to share
  - high standard for content, presentation, and accessibility.

All of these are also earmarks of priceless friendship - so it's no surprise they've been so successful in drawing columnists and a loyal following to this site.

We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the family and friends of this group. A few weeks back, we presented the ABC's of Friendship.

We are closing this article and this column as we opened it - with gratitude, and a few appreciated quotes.

Always be honest.
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
~ Merry Browne ~

Be there when they need you.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
~ Henri Nouwen ~

Cheer them on.
Listening is loving ... is caring.
Cheer them on.
~ Dr. John Herdman ~
The Encouragement Place.

About the Author:

Diane Menendez, Ph.D., M.C.C., business and life coach, has been a full-time professional coach since 1988. She's coached 350+ executive and professional clients to achieve their goals and, in the process, to create work and lives which are richly satisfying.

Diane's domain name,, is an expression of her belief that, "Your work supports you to thrive when it brings you rich financial rewards and great joy." Yes, that's what she means -- real joy, enough to make your heart dance.

Contact Diane for a complimentary coaching session to help you discover your brilliance.

Contact info:
HeartDance, Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Ph: (513)474-1137

Email: [email protected]
Web Site:

Great friendship includes a place for growth, freedom, time to be, and support. Here we've found all these seamlessly provided and it's what we wish also for Heather and Mike as they move into their new roles aboard the Web.

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