Are You Who They Think You Are?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 | No Comments

Have you ever met someone who was totally different than you thought they’d be?  Maybe you’d known them in a past-life, like back in high school, many, many moons ago.  Maybe you’d known them in a different context, like you had worked together and now you’re seeing them socially for the first time.  Maybe you […]

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 […]

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 […]

To Teach and To Learn

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things that leaves me feeling grateful about about the work I get to do is that I learn as much from my participants as they do from me.  Dr. Carol Dweck, in her book  Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success, beautifully reminds us how critical cultivating a love of learning is to our success […]

Ummm…What Did You Say?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | No 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Does Your Best Self Look Like?

Posted by on May 1, 2014 | One Comment

When do you see your best self?  When you look in the mirror?  Can we actually see our best self, or is “being your best” just an aspirational thing?  Would you know it if you saw it?  I think we catch glimpses of our best self – like ghosts – leaving us wondering “Was that […]

Are You the Person They Think You Are?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

Have you ever met someone who was totally different than you thought they’d be?  Maybe you’d known them in a past-life, like back in high school, many, many moons ago.  Maybe you’d known them in a different context, like you had worked together and now you’re seeing them socially for the first time.  Maybe you […]

Scan Yourself

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 | No Comments

I woke up this morning feeling like my jaws had been cemented shut.  It hurt to yawn.  I realized that I must have been clenching my teeth again while I slept, an unconscious coping-mechanism in my body’s attempt to manage all the rapid change we’re facing.  As I sit massaging my cheek, at the painful […]