Join Me on The Big Talk, with Tricia Brouk!

It's always a great day when I get to have amazing conversations with smart, fantastic women. Today, that's especially true, as I join the fabulous Tricia Brouk on her podcast, The Big Talk! Tricia is a choreographer, director, producer and speaking coach based in NYC. Her program teaches aspiring and experienced speakers how to deliver their message in a powerful way that truly connects with their audience. "Drop in" as we discuss the [...]

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

A Daily Plan of “Whatever”

  Fall is harvest time, when you reap what you’ve sown, at least as far as farming cycles go.  But on a more personal level, we’re all reaping what we’ve sown, for better or worse, all of the time. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen. A harvest requires a carefully executed plan, if you have any shot at reaping anything worthwhile. I like a good plan. A plan makes me feel like [...]

September 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Hey, U2–Back Off!

This is what I usually see when I push the home screen button on my phone--my darling grand babies, the closest little people to my heart in the world. Seeing their happy faces makes the unrelenting pounding of technology a little easier for me to deal with. Imagine my surprise, then, when a few weeks ago, I hit the home screen button on my phone and instead saw a bare-chested man crouching and [...]

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

When “I’m Sorry” is the Wrong Thing to Say

I've spent a good part of my life apologizing for myself. I'm not that awful; I just wasn't big on confrontation and figured it was the easiest way to keep the peace. Well, I'm over it. I have a few mantras in my life. One is, "Lord, let me be a blessing to someone today." My latest, however, is, "Sorry, Not Sorry." Read more at Thrive Global. Feel free to share! https://journal.thriveglobal.com/why-im-over-unnecessary-apologies-b8d05b4835db  

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Silence is Golden

Shhh.... I'm a "Shhh-usher." I don't know exactly when I became a "Shhh-usher," but I'm pretty sure it was around the time I had kids. I "Shhh-ushed" people when the babies were asleep (For the love of God, don't wake them up!!!), and then I "Shhh-ushed" the kids themselves when they became, well, kids, who tended to talk, or yell, or blurt things out at inappropriate times. I also "Shhh-ushed" them when I [...]

July 17th, 2017|4 Comments

A New Kind of Independence Day

This post was written two years ago, and now, youngest daughter, Megan, awaits the birth of her first child. I've adjusted to her being a married woman, but the feelings below are just as relevant today. She'll always be my baby, and I think she's just about to learn exactly what that means! I’m just not ready. It’s July, and for Americans, that means Independence Day, which, at its start, signified a young [...]

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments