Fear Hides in Room 13

What is fear? It is a physical or emotional response to danger. Different types of fears lead to different responses. You have routine life fears. The fuzzy eight-legged critter named Charlotte who calls your living room corner home. The six-month check-up for your pearly whites that includes scrapping, gum bleeds and the tooth doctor remindingContinue reading “Fear Hides in Room 13”

5 Ways to Cure Life’s Momentary Hiccups

I had a crisis on Thursday. I lost my credit card. I dug through the trash of smelly macaroni and cheese, rock hard cinnamon rolls and slimy brussel sprouts. No card. I checked the crevices and pockets in my car. No card. I searched the house high and low including the laundry hamper. No card.Continue reading “5 Ways to Cure Life’s Momentary Hiccups”

Stay Away Mediocrity and Melancholy

This week I came across the reasons that talented employees stay at an organization. Number one is paid well. Number two is appreciated. The list goes on. I then asked myself why do I stay at my employer, in my job, in a friendship, in a small group, in a neighborhood? Why do I stay?Continue reading “Stay Away Mediocrity and Melancholy”

Look for Innocent Intent

Have you ever wanted to shout out “I object” during a heated conversation? Have you ever felt like a helpless witness being badgered on the witness stand? We all have been there and don’t want to go back. We all control how we feel following either of these experience. No one can control how youContinue reading “Look for Innocent Intent”

Come as You are, Accept as We are

Who are you on the inside – your true self? Who are you to the outside world – your family, friends, coworkers, etc.? Are you the same person on the inside as you appear to those on the outside? You likely have one of three answers to the last question – yes, sometimes or no.Continue reading “Come as You are, Accept as We are”

Dear Self, I Love You!

Red hearts, pink flowers and boxes of chocolates fill the grocery store aisles. Love letters fill the card aisles in forms of humor, religion and serious messages. The spirit of Valentine’s Day is in the air. Valentine’s Day brings joy and celebration. Valentine’s Day brings heartache and sadness. These emotions form based on how muchContinue reading “Dear Self, I Love You!”

Hired: Chief Giving Officer

  This morning I came across a LinkedIn post about an open position at TOMS for a Chief Giving Officer (CGO). The job title immediately caught my attention. I am definitely not qualified, but inspired by the fact that a company would have this role on their leadership executive team! First, I learned that TOMSContinue reading “Hired: Chief Giving Officer”

3 Lessons from the Backseat Teacher

Red light – stop. Green light – go! Yellow light – hold on to your horses cause we are going!!!! That’s the normal situation on cheerleading nights when we have 45 minutes to grab fast food and get my daughter to class. One green-yellow-red, another green-yellow-red until we finally made it into the left turnContinue reading “3 Lessons from the Backseat Teacher”