Real Out of the Box Thinking

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 | No Comments

We love to put things in a box.  It helps us makes sense of it, to know where it fits.  We sort and index and define without even realize we’re doing it. This is “good” – this is “bad”. This “will work” – this “won’t work”. This “fits here” – this “fits there”. But in a world […]

Are You a Finger-Pointer?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 | No Comments

It’s impossible to escape these days, all the finger-pointing going on.  Social Media is flooded with it.  Traditional media is flooded with it.  It’s become our modus operandi as a culture.  If you post a good rant, you’re rewarded with thousands of likes and followers, ratings go up, so ranting has become the cool thing […]

Elusive Perfection

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

“Oh my gosh, Jeremy!  Look!  It’s a Blue Morpho!” I whispered, trying to grab his attention without scaring the butterfly away. “Mom!  That’s good luck!” he shouted excitedly, as he ran toward it for a better look.  The butterfly, once spotted, fluttered elusively down the path with my gleeful son in pursuit. I would love to […]

When to Say “When”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

There are days that I would love to have a clone.  Today is one of those days.  As evening approaches and I realized that I had not yet written a post, the sinking awareness that I should accept the fact that today’s blog may not be “all that” hit me.  And then I thought…I bet many […]

Ask Yourself, “What If…?”

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at how transferable my theatre degree has turned out to be in the world of work. I never imagined that it would serve me as 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 […]

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | No Comments

We’ve all had them. Those insane days where nothing seems to go as planned.  Your alarm doesn’t go off when it’s supposed to.  You miss your flight.  Your connecting flight is over-booked.  You get lost.  An hour has been added to your already too-long trek to your destination.  You’re low blood-sugar, have a headache, and […]

Do You Have the Courage to Lead?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve lost track of the number of conversations I’ve had recently around the tough business environment we’re all facing. Companies are having to do more with less; small businesses are suffering; entrepreneurs are casting off dreams; government and education are cutting programs; non-profits have lost their funding; and the number of extraordinarily talented individuals in […]

Possibility Unleashed

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 | No Comments

Think for a moment about the people who have made the biggest difference in your life. Who pointed you in a new direction? Who gave you that unique opportunity? Who saw something in you, that perhaps you hadn’t even seen in yourself? There are people we meet who seem to magically change the trajectory of […]

The Power of Presence

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 | One Comment

My mom always makes the greatest faces. Of course, as a kid, I’d die of embarrassment every time she’d squint up her eyes, but as a grown up, I realize she taught me something special. She’d pinch one eye with her pointer finger, while framing the world with her other hand, tilting her head this […]

Do Your Actions Match Your Insides?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 | 2 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 (I think it was around 2003, when I was living in Seattle – definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since).   Having just finished a chapter about the “Practice […]