Dear Kayleigh, How is it possible that you are two years old now? It seems just like this morning I was holding after you made your less than three-minute labor into the world. It's probably weird to hear this but did you know I was dreaming about you three years before you were even born? … Continue reading Dear Princess,
Conversations have never come easy for me in the fact I don’t have a lot of filters. I decided when I was younger it was better to keep what I was really thinking to myself but then cloak what I did say in thinly veiled passive-aggressive sarcasm and humor. That unconscious tactic often put me … Continue reading LUV Doctor
I have a habit of migrating outside first thing in the morning and I guess most times during the day, and I suppose the night as well. I am a magnet to open spaces given to me in my backyard, my tree sounds, my frog choir, even the bugs chattering are welcome as long as … Continue reading “What’s the word hummingbird?” – an actual text from Molly this week
I had a sign above my bedroom door that I would hit almost every time I went through it that said NO PAIN NO GAIN! Memory is starting to fail me but I think we had this above the door leading out to the gym of the girls' locker room at Springfield-Parkview High School too. … Continue reading No Pain No Gain
One of my goals this year was just to simplify life. Live with less to be able to do more. Spend less time constantly moving my stacks of everything. Have more time and space to breathe and not worry about things falling out of my life much less out of my closet. Although I have … Continue reading If you could only say five things…
Jeremy Nulik and I were recently asked to facilitate a workshop on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership to the current class of Vision Leadership St. Charles County. Nulik and I make a precocious pairing. I am charmingly pragmatic. Nulik is the sublime futurist. After many many conversations, phone calls, brainstorming, a viewing of the Mr. Rogers documentary, an actual … Continue reading The Top Three Things I have Learned About Curiosity.
I had a delightful conversation today with a new friend about how creativity and innovation must have an environment of love and trust to grow and be the change it needs to be in the marketplace. I got to thinking about where in life is this statement not true? If a child doesn't have love … Continue reading State of Love and Trust
I don't appreciate the snakes in my head. They feed on discontentment. Which is like a carb festival in my mind and soul. Today I have a simple list of the top ten simple pleasures I have experienced just today to re-center myself in a place of peace and contentment. I would love to hear … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at the Athena Leadership Awards Luncheon. The Athena program exists to support the development of women in leadership roles. I was very impressed to see quite a few men in the crowd! The Planning Committee had asked me to incorporate this video about Keala Settle stepping out during a … Continue reading Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You. This is me.
I could not find my 15-year-old son this morning. A wave of panic ran through me. He wasn't in his bed. He wasn't in the house. He wasn't responding to his phone. In a matter of seconds, my brain jumped to worse case scenarios. Would he have reason to run away? Had he been abducted? … Continue reading Random Somewhat Connected Thoughts on Keeping Calm