THOUGHTS, OBSERVANCES & MORE…

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More Connected, More Detached

My daughter recently celebrated her 12th birthday, and as we do every year, we hosted a sleepover weekend for 7 of her closest friends. This year’s theme was backyard camping. It was also, my husband and I decided, to be entirely tech-free. As…
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Ground In to Level Up

One of the things I enjoy about my work is the ability to speak with enough people about the foundational shifts going on in their lives to see collective patterns and trends that run through each of their stories. A big one that has been…
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Risky Business

In life, simply put, you have to take risks. There’s simply no way around it. Without the ability to embrace what risks bring, growth and development are much more challenging. Risk Management, whether in business or life, is about accepting,…
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The Subtle Art of Sharing in Communication

I recently had the opportunity to attend a powerful self leadership workshop. In one of the exercises, the facilitator asked us to partner up. We were instructed to take turns telling one another a story. The speaker was to speak for 2 minutes…
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Hacking Life

There are many meanings for the word hack. Generally, however, it means to “cut into” or “gain irregular access to.” Some uses of the word are “positive,” others “negative,” but either way, the practice of hacking has gained…
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Is Being Useful All There Is?

Recently, a connection on LinkedIn posted an article entitled "In 4 Words, Will Smith Outlines the Secret to True Happiness in Life." I love Will Smith, so I read it. Those four words alluded to in the title? "Being useful to others." Smith…
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Giving the Gift of Self Forgiveness

I recently had the chance to sit down with a long-time friend who has been going through a lot in the past year. His question to me was, “if I am to believe I am the Creator of everything in my life, then it seems like I’ve been F-ing…
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Raising a Leader: Lessons from the Bottom Up

She was only two when my daughter taught me one of the most important rules of leadership. It had been a real day. My husband was away, and I had been playing single parent for over a week. Big hats off to those who do this all the time! On…
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Start the Year off Right … and Continue Intentional Awareness & Growth Throughout 2019!

We’ve all been here before. The beginning of a New Year with its promise, potential and possibility. Yet, we also tend to approach the new in the same manner we did the old, expecting to create change. Reminds me of the definition…