Going the Distance

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s hard to believe!  Today is the 100th blog post since I started this daily-blogging-journey in July.  It is only fit that it lands on the week of Thanksgiving, as it’s given me so much for which to be thankful. This feels a bit like the 18-mile training walk I did in anticipation of the […]

Your Reason Why

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

As we prepare to enter the Turkey-Day-fray, I’m remembering my kiddo’s first official Thanksgiving.  Since my mother set the feast-bar pretty high in my family, prepping for a holiday meal is a lot like preparing for the Pope, or Brad Pitt, or Oprah, or whoever-else you might have picked when you played the game “If […]

Aiming for Grateful

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’m always amused at how, now matter how conscious I try to be about being compassionate and about appreciating others – about being grateful – that I can’t help but be human.  With Thanksgiving approaching and gratefulness top-of-mind, I’m reminded of the day I first used my digital voice recorder. We were living in Dallas, […]

Do You Care?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 | One Comment

Sometimes I’m blown away by the wisdom that comes out of my eight-year-old’s mouth.  This morning, on cue, Jeremy woke up at 7am, walked right up to the piano and started playing.  Now normally, if I’m honest, I cringe.  Not because his playing is bad, but because I find any loud noise so early in […]

The Power of Writing it Down

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’m a believer in the power of writing down your goals and dreams – to putting language to vision.  And yet…I’m not always as consistent or mindful about it as I’d like to be.  I get busy.  Taking the time to write everything down seems like an extra step – when I could just dive […]

Designing Productivity

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 | No Comments

Such a productive day!  I’ve been knocking things off the list all day long and it feels great!  But it’s been interesting to stand outside myself and observe.  What I noticed is that the more to-do-focused I am, the less creative I seem to be.  I suspected that I wasn’t alone in this, so I […]

The Bridge to Courage

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

When I was growing up we lived about 10 miles out town (I was a country mouse) and I rode my bike everywhere.  I thought nothing of pedaling the 7 miles each way to my best friend’s house to hang out, after her family moved closer to town.  I did what a kid had to […]

Accept It

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]

Claiming Your Hero

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 | No Comments

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp.  It’s true.  A bit embarrassing, but true.  I didn’t want to be Maria Von Trapp – the real woman was a stranger to me.  I didn’t want to be Julie Andrews, because to me, she was Maria (whoever this […]

Framing for Real

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 | One Comment

  “How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re hangin’ out in the US, you’ll hear these greetings all day long, from colleagues, friends, clients, the checker at the grocery store, your kid’s teacher, the mailman, the guy making your latte at Starbucks – that’s just what we say to each other in this country. […]