What’s Your Anchor?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 | No Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  Last week, as I wriggled back into “normalcy” after our wondrous adventures in Costa Rica, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation […]

People Know

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 | 3 Comments

I don’t remember where I heard it.  I do remember it was eons ago – further back than I could attempt to pin down.  But somewhere along my journey, I remember someone once saying, “Who you are in one area of your life is who you are in every area of your life.”  It stuck […]

On a Quest For Flexibility

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments

What’s coming up for me this morning, as I sit down to write, knowing that a 30-year storm is aiming itself at my corner of the world, is that flexibility is not my strength.  I would love to tell you that I’m great at being flexible – but alas, that would be a big fat fib, so […]

Walking in Their Shoes

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

One of the greatest gifts the theatre has given me is the ability to walk in someone else’s shoes.  If I look over the landscape of my career, it has probably been the single most important skill I’ve carried with me. I remember back when I had my events company in Seattle – what seems […]

Getting Present for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments

Today is the last day before my kiddo is home for holiday break.   My husband’s office is closed next week, so I get him home too.   And while I suspect I could squeeze in a few hours to blog each day, I’m going to put my writing on “pause” for a bit. I talk […]

Keeping the Magic Alive

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | No Comments

One of the many things I love about having a kiddo is that I get an excuse to watch all the Christmas movies and reignite the wonder of childhood.  There’s something magical about holiday rituals.  Last night, my little family of three snuggled together to watch Elf and when a narwhal made a cameo appearance it […]

Making it Safe to Soar

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 | No Comments

“(He’s given us) a stable ground to fly from.  To just jump off.  To feel…because you need feel that that kind of freedom.  Because we’re all very nervous – to put our selves out there.  But there’s a safety required to soar  as much as you might.  And without that safety you’re hesitant.   You don’t go […]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

As I was responding to an email from my kiddo’s teacher recently, I reflected on how incredibly fortunate we are to have such a talented, caring, and invested woman educating our son this year.  “Thank you for investing yourself in my son.” I wrote back to her.  “It matters.  It’s made a difference to him.  He’s […]

Aiming For Who You Want to Be

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at how, now matter how conscious I try to be about being compassionate and appreciative – about being grateful – that I can’t help but be human.  And, at the risk of looking like the total dork that I can be, with Thanksgiving approaching and gratefulness top-of-mind, I thought you might find amusement in […]

Do You Really Want to Influence?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

When I met Jessica*, I was immediately struck by her passion and clarity.  She was a woman on a mission!  She could see that her company was committed to doing things the way they had always been done, and that was causing the best-and-the-brightest to jump ship.  As she explained it, people were leaving because they wanted to […]