The Gateway to Your Best Self

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 | 6 Comments

As half of the nation continues to battle the elements, with more snow than we know what to do with, I’m reminded of my childhood.  As many of you know, I grew up on a cattle ranch in northwestern Montana.  My dad had grown-up in Texas and had always yearned to have land and a ranch, […]

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 […]

Are You Powerful or Just Jerky?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Have you ever done something that, immediately following, you get that icky “that-wasn’t-my-best-me” feeling?  I recently I got it, and I’m still questioning what I shoulda/coulda done differently. We’ve been in NY for about a couple of years now but I still feel like I’m learning the ropes.  Things happen fast here.  You need to […]

What If You Had Nothing to Prove?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 | No Comments

A competitive bunch were we.  In a program in which the freshman class of 100 gets slashed to 25 students by sophomore year, it’s no wonder that every one of us felt we had something to prove.  We wanted to be “chosen”.  To prove that we were good enough.  To prove that we had the […]

Have You Had Enough?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | No Comments

As summer starts to to wind down, the retail world is buzzing with back-to-school sales and offers.  Soon, our kids will be starting the next chapter in their education.  I find myself waiting in nervous anticipation  to see what fourth grade has in store for my little man. I’m struck by how committed we are as a society […]

Do You Listen?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 | No Comments

Early in my career I was idealistic, opinionated, and I’m pretty sure that my mouth’s filter was defective.  I remember sitting in meetings in my early 20′s, voicing my thoughts and ideas with abandon, not questioning how they might land.  I of course thought I was “right” about most everything, and wasn’t afraid to say […]

You Can’t Hide From You

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 | No Comments

It was a day I’ll never forget.  During my morning “zen time” I had been reading Nathaniel Brandon”s, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field – I think it was around 2003 (it was definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since) […]

Are You Choosing?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 | No Comments

Like you, I wear a million different hats.  Business owner.  Teacher.  Coach.  Consultant.  Mother.  Wife.  Sister.  Daughter.  Friend.  I treasure my hats.  I would like to think that how I define what it means to wear each hat determines the actions I take – how I spend my life.  On a perfect day, I get […]

Is Your Philosophy Stuck in Your Head?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 | No Comments

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt There’s quite a lot of talk these […]