Why Ignoring Your Problems Won’t Make Them Go Away

Numbers, algorithms, coordinates, and statistics are not my cup of tea, but words…now they’re another story. Some people see things in black and white, Not me. I like to color my world with words and make connections and comparisons through them. This is why when I recently came across the words “You can’t get away … Read more

Want to Feel Powerful? Start by Embracing Your Uniqueness

I had a coaching call with a woman recently that was struggling with making friends and, as she put it, “fitting in.”  After asking her some probing questions about why she felt this way, I discovered that she had strong feelings of unworthiness and an overall disappointment in who she was.   We spent the rest … Read more

Finding Solutions Instead of Talking About Problems

Life isn’t easy. Just when you think you’re cruising along Easy Street you find yourself driving along hairpin turns and holding on for dear life. Yep, there are no shortages of problems both in our world and in the world.  If we zoom in, we might see problems in our personal life like at work, … Read more

Updating the Outdated: Why It’s Time to Change Your Old Mindsets

I’ve been browsing Pinterest like a madwoman recently. After 20 years of living in our house, I’ve decided that it’s time for a bathroom overhaul. I’m ready to say goodbye to the hunter green tile, the camel-colored walls, the jetted bathtub that could fit a family of five, and the gold fixtures. It’s time to … Read more

Next Year People: Holding On To Hope

I’m a history nut. Learning about the past, how it affects us today, and the people that played a role in it is intriguing to me. Recently I sat down and watched Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl. What an amazing documentary! “It’s the story of heroic perseverance — of a resilient people who, against all … Read more

Find Your Cause and Then Do Something About It

This year I decided to forego the cold in the Midwest and spend the winter in Florida. Because I’m able to work remotely my decision was easy. Work in my home office wearing sweatpants and shivering or work in T-shirts and soak up the sun. A no-brainer for sure!  I’ve especially enjoyed the key deer, … Read more

Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously: How to Laugh at Yourself and Embrace Your Imperfections

I had an aha moment recently. I realized that awkward, quirky, non-conformists, and imperfect people are the ones I want to do life with. Why? Because they don’t “get it right all the time.” They like their space and don’t have to be entertained non-stop. They don’t perform and look for acceptance from others. They … Read more

Treat Yourself With TLC

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Let me explain. We give so much attention to others: our family, our work, our friends, our commitments that we forget to give a little attention to ourselves. We fill everyone’s cup around us and let ours become bone dry. Being everything to everyone isn’t sustainable.  How much … Read more

15 Simple Ideas To Help Organize Your Life

Are you juggling plates and watching many of them fall at your feet in pieces? Or maybe you’re wearing dozens of hats besides your own. Or, perhaps you feel like a hamster on a wheel and you can’t get off.  Busyness can be exhausting and definitely not conducive to staying organized! When my kids were … Read more