I am reading “Stephen King On Writing,” a part memoir and lessons for writers. While I cherish the lessons on writing, his definition of addiction is too good to pass up. His addictions were many; however, regardless of the addiction, you will find the core of the pull is the same. About his alcohol addiction:“How... Continue Reading →
Born for Independent Resilience
How do you build resilience? In my case, I was born with it. It was a trait woven within my DNA to be strengthened like a muscle throughout my life. This is a tale of a girl that started her life in a single-wide roach-infested trailer and is telling her story from the c-suite of... Continue Reading →
Is College Worth it?
Here we are; the question has made it to the Sunday Evening News. During the broadcast of NBC Nightly News, the topic of college requirements in the workplace was featured. The segment highlighted governments and companies that are waiving degree requirements to apply for jobs. Here are some of the additional points worth sharing: Pennsylvania's... Continue Reading →
Moving forward, marching forth, are you moving in the right direction? It is March Fourth, and I ask you, how are you Marching Forth? What a great message to kick us back into gear as we have likely abandoned New Year’s Resolutions. I have found myself amid several conversations in the last week, including the... Continue Reading →
Resolutions – Why now? Now what? How now?
Resolutions abound as we all wake up on this New Year's Day morning. People around the world have resolved to make changes that start today. But where did it all begin? According to "How Stuff Works": The origin of making New Year's resolutions rests with the Babylonians, who reportedly made promises to the gods in... Continue Reading →
Tell Me What To Do
Let's face it, we all want to know what to do. What is the expectation? We spend the first 18 years of our lives begrudging bossy parents telling us what to do at every turn. Brush your teeth, make your bed, and eat your vegetables. It is maddening. I hear my kids remind their Dad... Continue Reading →
It’s All in the Balance
We hear more about balance than ever before. Balancing work, the hours, the demands, and the stress. Balancing life, our health, our families, and checkbooks. Most of the advice you find on balance is in advice on the things you can "do" to get it. These lists are helpful to get our balance back; however, how far have we... Continue Reading →
Silenced No More
The irony of realizing that I have not posted one blog since pouring my silent retreat experience into words. Silenced for three months? Or a life that has been so noisy there is no room for thought? Or pure avoidance of sitting in one more thought in silence? Whatever it is, here I sit, not... Continue Reading →
Stepping into Silence
Stumbling into Silence Arrival was abrupt. Unpacking my car and starting the klutzy balance of suitcase, duffel bag, yoga mat and other "essentials" into the building that welcomes you more like a prison and less like a resort. Three steps up into the foyer (very loose concept) and realizing it is 100 degrees inside and... Continue Reading →
Take it back!
Photo by Zhanna Fort on Pexels.com Here we are post-pandemic and forever changed by so much more than a virus. We are changed by how we interact, who we interact with and when we interact. We have found yet another "line in the sand" as a country where "we decide" for ourselves. I will decide... Continue Reading →