Making an Impact

Posted by on Nov 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

Early in October, on a clear, cool evening with the moon lighting life’s stage, I attended the most extraordinary memorial service. The circumstances were heartbreaking – a beautiful woman in the prime of her life, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was gone only months later. Absolutely tragic. But the impact she had on the people around […]

Taking Off the “Robot Eyes”

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009 | One Comment

For Easter, when our son was three, we gave him a Viewmaster. Both my husband and I had a Viewmaster as kids, so we thought he’d like it. Ever since his grandma bought him a broken robot at a garage sale when he was two, our kiddo was totally obsessed with robots. (I’m told that […]

Follow the Leader

Posted by on Sep 17, 2009 | One Comment

It never ceases to amaze me how powerful we are. We can lift someone’s spirits, make someone’s day, fuel someone’s belief in themselves with a simple phrase or action that says, “I see you and I appreciate you.” Being able to communicate that you “really see” and appreciate the people around you, is an important […]

The “Magic If”

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 | 5 Comments

I’m always amazed at how transferable my theatre degree has turned out to be. I never imagined that it would serve me as well as it has and give me tools that I use daily in my personal and business practices. One acting technique that has become the foundation for everything I do is the […]

To Cast or Not to Cast

Posted by on Jul 25, 2009 | One Comment

After spending a significant amount of time in both the theatre-world and the corporate-world, the thing that continues to strike me as odd is how much the two worlds are alike. Old Billy Shakespeare said a long time ago, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” He nailed it. […]

Put Yourself on the Line and Dance

Posted by on Jun 24, 2009 | One Comment

James Earl Jones did not give us the full story. Remember in Field of Dreams when he told Kevin Costner “If you build it, they will come”? What he should have said is, “If you build it, bring in a focus group, market it, market it a different way, promo it, refine it, market it […]

The Power of Presence

Posted by on May 20, 2009 | One Comment

My mom always makes the greatest faces. Of course, as a kid, I’d die of embarrassment every time she’d squint up her eyes, but as a grown up, I realize she taught me something special. She’d pinch one eye with her pointer finger, while framing the world with her other hand, tilting her head this […]

Set Yourself Free – Redefining Discipline

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

When I think of the word ‘discipline’ I immediately get transported back in time. Images of my ancient First Grade teacher, Mrs. Witts, come to mind. Mrs. Witts with piles of ash blonde hair heaped on the top of her head like old straw, and horned rimmed glasses that were out-of-date even way back then. […]