STOP, CLEAR, OPEN: Message from the Microwave

Who among you will drink their hot coffee, cold? I, for one, am usually fine with it, but recently, when it was chilly in my office, I went in to the kitchen to warm my morning cup in the microwave. Quickly realizing that I put it on for too long, I hit the button that said “STOP/CLEAR”.  Then, since I have a fancy microwave ?,

STOP, CLEAR, OPEN: Message from the Microwave2019-05-28T00:41:49+00:00

Truth Be Told

Life isn’t about what you do.  It’s about Who You Are Being while you’re doing. And, it’s hard to know who to be when you don’t know who you truly are.  Who are you beyond your roles and beliefs? A lot of my doing came from the need to be someone created by those roles and beliefs.   I thought if I could do something great, really great, and

Truth Be Told2019-01-25T02:35:10+00:00

Light ~ Tis the Reason for the Season

The enthusiasm and the stress of the holiday season continue to amaze me. Throughout my childhood, I was super excited to help decorate the tree and light the candles. Christmas Eve was an incredibly long, but loving process that required us to all sit in front of that tree with our huge extended family to open presents one by one. My mom would hand out

Light ~ Tis the Reason for the Season2018-12-10T16:49:47+00:00

Servant Leadership

“Your gifts your talents your uniqueness are your service.” A Course of Love, loc. 3723 In the U.S, November is an important month with regard to doing our duty to serve our country. First, hopefully all of us exercised our inalienable right to vote last week. Second, today is Veteran’s Day, the day to appreciate the dedication of those who have served our country. “For

Servant Leadership2018-11-12T14:40:07+00:00

Developing Your Internal Guidance System (IGS)

Guest Blog by Lisa Kramer~ We each have an internal guidance system, an inner GPS or road map, that has our best interest at heart and guides us toward greater joy and fulfillment in our lives. Over the past 10 years, I have learned to access my IGS, not only with making big decisions like ending a 23 year marriage, selling my home, and making

Developing Your Internal Guidance System (IGS)2018-10-08T15:31:19+00:00

Health In The Fast Lane – Creating Better Health in a Busy World

Guest Post By Gayle Cohen One of the biggest obstacles of living a healthy lifestyle is time.  The number one excuse is “I’m too busy” - “my job is demanding - working so many hours - the last thing I want to do is come home and cook a meal...even though I know that’s good for me” or “I get up early with the kids,

Health In The Fast Lane – Creating Better Health in a Busy World2018-09-10T13:30:29+00:00

Asking for What You Need

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretsky Last month, Robin Christine wrote a guest blog about having “Courageous Conversations”.  She spoke about how those conversations can feel awkward and be messy, but the most important thing is to be committed to improving the space between you and the “other”.  This month’s blog is dedicated to the part of the conversation that

Asking for What You Need2018-08-11T19:52:05+00:00

Courageous Conversations

This is a collaborative guest post by Robin Christine, President of Valor Creative Media. Recently, Jackie and I, who have been working together for three years, were brave enough to have a courageous conversation about creating a more fulfilling and communicative relationship.  Like many courageous conversations, ours began with a misunderstanding. Then, we both made up some emotion driven stories in our own minds about what the

Courageous Conversations2018-07-23T16:29:13+00:00

Productivity In A World of Distraction

Our world is full of distractions that make giving your full attention to what’s in front of you is no easy task. So many shiny objects are right at our fingertips, beeping, buzzing, flashing for our attention. Think about any of the black holes that captivate you… endless google searches, Instagram pics, Pinterest, your news feed…with all these distractions around us, we have to work hard

Productivity In A World of Distraction2018-06-16T15:03:01+00:00


“If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in” Brene Brown How many times have you walked in to a room, an event, a conference, a meeting and felt out of place? Like you don’t belong? It might depend on whether you know people or not or how you’re feeling about going. It could be how

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