Welcome! For over ten years, I've had the opportunity to work in law, manufacturing, business, marketing, church, and a variety of non-profits. I have learned so much from so many. The topics of these writings are as diverse as my experiences, and my hope is they will be helpful to you on your journey.
Today’s a great day to celebrate! Here’s how YOU can have a Happy Valentine’s Day (and really any day).
Joy to the world? Is that a real thing, for me?
Hiding is good, until it’s not.
Sometimes we get caught in the moment, in the issue, in the statistic. Sometimes we find ourselves obsessed with the minutiae, the little things that seem huge. Sometimes our attention is taken by what is urgent and loud and scary. Sometimes. Then we have to stop, take a deep breath and remember that there is a bigger picture.
The recipe for a happy life may be different than you think.
Life is coming for you! And just like any tangent, rabbit trail, interruption, it does NOT like to be told no. It’s the unwelcome date who shows up without flowers or reservations. So, you better have a plan.
You don’t teach gratitude at Disney World. Gratitude is taught around the dinner table, at the checkout line, and in all the little moments in between. Seeing what others have done for you, what you actually have, and being grateful for it is the antidote to so many moments of unhappiness. And the launching pad for incredible moments too. And like most skills that will change your life for the better, it is learned.
I’ve heard people say “I don’t like to read.” That is like saying that you don’t like to eat. You just haven’t found what you like.
My mother gave me the best advice that I have ever received (are you surprised?) right after I got engaged. She said, “When people give you unsolicited, even insulting advice, smile. Thank them for their thoughts. Remind yourself that they love you. And go and do exactly what you want to do.”
We all need friends. (Yes! You, over there in the corner on your smart phone. You need friends too!) Here are five kinds of friends I’ve found that we all need to have on speed dial.