Welcoming Joy – Letting Big Stuff Happen

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 | 7 Comments

I’ve always been one of those people who likes to do things myself. As the parent of a five year old, I find that kids entering Kindergarten like the same thing. “I can do it myself, Mommy!” I often hear from my exasperated son, when I’m trying to help him out. It’s something that is […]

An “Intentional” New Year

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 | No Comments

The media loves this time of year. From CNN, to People Magazine, we’re inundated with images of the year’s events – the bad stuff of course – because (they say), good stuff doesn’t make for compelling news. Today, I invite you to refocus your lens a bit, away from Madoff and Tiger, and zoom-in closer […]

What can you control?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2010 | One Comment

Have you ever noticed that, no matter how hard you work at it, no matter how focused and goal oriented you are, no matter how educated, wealthy, popular, or beautiful you may (or may not) be, “stuff” happens? And just when you mistakenly think that you’ve got it all under control, you’re reminded that control […]

An “Intentional” New Year

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 | No Comments

The media loves this time of year. From CNN, to People Magazine, we’re inundated with images of the year’s events – the bad stuff of course – because (they say), good stuff doesn’t make for compelling news.

Today, I invite you to refocus your lens a bit, away from Madoff and Tiger, and zoom-in closer to home. Consider what your year in pictures would reveal. As you flip through your mental calendar of 2009, what do you see? Who shared your days? How did you spend your time? What brought you joy? What images come to mind?

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 […]