State of Love and Trust


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

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Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You. This is me.


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.

Random Somewhat Connected Thoughts on Keeping Calm


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

I can talk myself out of friendship


I can talk myself out of friendship. I can fall heavy on the introvert side. I can tell myself I don't have time, or it will require too much, or it won't be what I need it to be. I hate to admit how many times I have allowed social anxiety to cancel plans. Earlier … Continue reading I can talk myself out of friendship

Make Room For Good Things To Begin in The Nouns Of Your Life


Trust the Lord with our WHOLE heart and do not try to reason our way out of that place of safety and sanctuary.

I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.


I don't know how long I have put off writing this post. Maybe I was waiting for some elegant prose that would somehow not incite a riot. Maybe I was hoping there would be some semblance of reconciliation. But I was probably hiding. I need to say some things that a lot of people are … Continue reading I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.

Three Ways You Might Not Spend Money Today


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Recent days finds me without a regular income. It's temporary and doable. Robert and I decided 11 years ago to follow Dave Ramsey's advice and we are still debt free today. We have some breathing room during this season of one income. Robert is … Continue reading Three Ways You Might Not Spend Money Today

The Scale Says I Blew It


My personal trainer is Connor Brown at Push Pull Performance. Fridays and Mondays are my agreed upon weigh-in days.  You may note that Friday always follows Thanksgiving. This week that is rather unfortunate. The scale says I blew it. I knew 20 minutes into the feeding frenzy yesterday that I blew it. I wasn't enjoying … Continue reading The Scale Says I Blew It

Four Books You Should Read With Me


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. During my sabbatical/limited retirement time, I have been able to spend a great deal of time reading. I usually have 3-5 books going at a time based on my current interests, challenges or needs for escape. Ironically, all the books I am currently … Continue reading Four Books You Should Read With Me