Giving Compounded

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 | No Comments

I can hear him and picture him, as if he were in the room with me, “You’ve gotta give, give, give before you get, get, get!” I can’t help but smile when I think of Gary Rifkin.  My whole person lights up.  Gary embodies these words, borrowed from Joe Charbonneau.  They are words he lives […]

Did You Say Something?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

Oh my gosh.  Night-before-last I did the parent-thing that I swore I’d never do.  My kiddo was talking a million miles an hour and I was….well yes, I was on Facebook…and according to witness testimony, I was nodding and smiling and responding to what he was telling me.  Ten minutes later my kiddo came back […]

What’s Your Purpose?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 | No Comments

Hugo Cabret:  Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains takes you to places. I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine… I […]

Super Objective Spotlight (Featuring Linda K. Brown)

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 | No Comments

I think when I participated in the Onstage Leadership Program some years ago, the interesting and poignant term, “Super Objective” was not yet born. If it was, I don’t recall it, but what I do recall is no less than a ‘SUPER’ Objective; like being my authentic self, being vulnerable, really acknowledging and nurturing the […]

Over-reacting? Maybe It’s a Sign…

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Argh.  I hate it when things don’t go my way!  Yesterday I wanted to get a basic prescription re-filled – one I’ve had re-filled dozens of times, and nothing seemed to go right.  One place didn’t have it it  – it would take days to order.  I trekked to another place – they didn’t have […]

What’s Your “Exception”?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

For me, there’s no question that “exception is the enemy of discipline”.  A little rice with my Japanese food at lunch, leads to pasta and bread…and yes, cookies at dinner – and death to my no-carb diet.  One month I don’t get my newsletter out, and then I don’t get it out.  And don’t get […]

You’re Not “All That”

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 | 6 Comments

I had lunch with an old friend of mine yesterday, an actor who has been successfully working his craft for the past 20 years.  He’s done movies, TV, Broadway, lots of regional theatre.  When you consider that only about 2% of actors make a living wage, he’s done extraordinarily well for himself.  I couldn’t help […]

Choosing Your Hats

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 | No Comments

Like all of 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, […]

What Does Your Mask Look Like?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at what my kiddo gives himself permission to do, when he’s hiding behind a mask.  My beautiful little boy put’s on a skeleton mask, and horrific sounds start emanating from his core as he wildly thrashes about trying to scare anyone in his path.   When he was really little, he would just […]

Super Objective Spotlight (Featuring Brenda Harkins)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

When Onstage Leadership was recommended to me, I chose to sign up because of the respect I have for the friend who suggested it.  I had no idea, however, the impact it would have on me both personally and professionally. For anyone familiar with Simon Sinek’s “golden circle”, I had been searching, and frustrated, with […]