Corralling Your Bravery

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 | No Comments

When I was eight years old, going into the 4th Grade, my family moved into my parents’ dream home.  Perched on the top of a large hill, overlooking the valley, with Montana’s Mission Mountains as the backdrop, you would think we had purchased a piece of paradise.  My Dad, having grown up in Texas, had […]

How Will You Show Up?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 | No Comments

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]

Can You Set a New Course?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sometimes our biggest lessons come from the most uncomfortable situations.  One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it’s made it possible for me course-correct when I find myself reacting to situations instead of bringing my best.  As those of you fabulous human beings who read my blog regularly know, my Super […]

You Don’t Need Permission

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 | No Comments

There’s nothing better to remind me of what’s possible, than to spend a day watching children. They show what we’ve forgotten. I rediscover this ah-ha any time I take my kiddo, Jeremy, someplace new.  I remember when I took him to the Museum of Math last year in NYC.  The place was packed and everywhere I looked was […]

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 […]

Icky Reactions

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments

I deleted my Yelp review Saturday night.  My husband and I had gone out to dinner on Friday evening and were treated horribly by the hostess and had mediocre food (and that’s being generous).  Livid and still feeling incredulous over spending money for such a bad experience I whipped out a scathing review first thing […]

What Are You Focusing On?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments

You know how here are moments in your life that are frozen in time – that no matter how many years pass, the movie in your mind keeps the memory in full color, with every detail preserved, to be replayed in an instant?  There was a moment…a lifetime ago, that I will never forget. So […]

How Do You Handle the “Stuff”?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | No Comments

Stuff happens.  When you’re working to accomplish big things and you’re coordinating a million moving parts to make it happen – as most companies are – you can expect that once in awhile things are going to fall through the cracks.  Where the rubber meets the road is not at the point of the mistake, but […]

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 […]

What Were You Born to Master?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last summer we took a trip to Maine and my then-eight year old declared that we are not allowed to kill lobsters.  I’m normally not the killing type, but since it was my first trip to Maine and I had harbored visions of eating lobster every day for a week, I had to find a solution to his sudden crustacean […]