Stop Chasing Perfection

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 | 3 Comments

“Oh my gosh, Jeremy!  Look!  It’s a Blue Morpho!” I whispered intensely, trying to grab his attention without scaring the butterfly away. “Mom!  That’s good luck!” he shouted excitedly, as he ran toward it for a better look – the butterfly, once spotted, fluttered elusively down the path with a gleeful nine-year-old in pursuit. I […]

Not Just Child’s Play

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 | No Comments

Being a mom for a nine-year-old is the best.  Last night, after dinner, we were treated to “family surprise night”.  Jeremy turned off all the lights, strategically placed his lantern above his Hot Wheels race track, placed big fluffy pillows track-side, and then, having created tickets, ushered my husband and I to our seats for […]

You’re Not a Fix-it Project

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

It’s so interesting to me how our perceptions of ourselves are often so far out of synch with how the world perceives us to be.  I know you can probably think of a few folks running about with an inflated opinion of themselves, but in my experience, the vast majority of us are so focused […]

Combating Your Gravity Monster

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 | No Comments

You know how there are things that you know you should be doing, that you know work best for you, and yet you fight yourself to actually do what you know is right?  For some people that’s fast food – we know that a McDonald’s hamburger doesn’t qualify as healthy, and yet millions of people succumb […]

The Comparison Trap

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 | No Comments

There are some days that, try as you might, you cannot escape being human.  And even though you know, logically, that “everybody’s got their somethin”, it’s still easy to fall into that comparison trap. You know the one.  Remember the last time you saw somebody who seemed to have it all?  You look at them […]

The Anti-Busy-Buddy

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

“I wish I could” she said,  “I never have time for lunch.  It’s crazy-busy here.  Always.” “Oh I hear ya!  This is the first time I’ve come up for air in weeks!” I replied, feeling like I had to somehow justify the unfilled gap in my day. As a culture we wear our overwhelm like […]

Shining From Within

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 | No Comments

  Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou         I remember, probably four years ago, at the end of an OnStage session in Dallas, we were all standing around talking and I asked the group of newly-minted-graduates, […]

Sincere Thanks

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Dear Cecil – I woke up this morning to find several lovely notes of congratulations from past participants and colleagues.  Apparently Linkedin had just blasted out to the world that it was my “work anniversary”.  While I had recognized that we just hit a milestone in New York, and I knew that it was the […]

Finding Your Missing Mojo

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday I lost my mojo.  Everything felt hard.  Heavy.  I had hit the wall.  My normal positive-joyful self just seemed to take a hiatus leaving the husk of my former being sitting at my desk.  It was a long day. Sometimes the “reasons why” our mojo wanes makes logical sense and sometimes not so much.  […]

A Little Perspective

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 | No Comments

One and two and three and four and five, and one and two and three and four and ten, and one and two and three and four and fifteen.  Breathe.  Breathe.  One and two and three and four and five, and one and two and three and four and ten, and one and two and […]