It’s Called Fishing, Not Catching These days it can be difficult to cope with the uncertainty, lack of clarity, and sudden changes of information/direction each day brings. It’s easy to feel out of control. In… Read More
Strike While the Iron is Cold: Using Nonviolent Communication to Change Your Life First, let me say that I know “strike while the iron is hot,” is a blacksmithing term, not an ironing term. As I had no blacksmithing equipment in my home,… Read More
Serving Those Who Have Served—and How it Can Serve You Some weeks ago I appeared on a podcast that helps JMO’s (Junior Military Officers) transition from their branch of service to the corporate world. Why was this particularly fun for… Read More
Take Out the Trash – Say Goodbye to Garbage-Speak This past week an intersectionality of coincidences took up my bandwidth, providing me with key learnings… What the cuss does that mean? A friend sent me an article on how… Read More
“When the Flower Blossoms it Sends No Invitation” This past Saturday I was deadheading roses and inadvertently cut a bud, so I placed it in a vase to watch it bloom. Life intervened, and I ended up being… Read More
The Eyes Have It   As you know, “The ayes have it,” is how a majority rule is announced. This post is about our physical eyes, however—and of the extra work they can do… Read More
“Let the Beauty You Love Be What You Do” The title of this blog post comes from Rumi, one of my favorite poets. Why am I thinking about this today? Well, my mother-in-law passed away on Monday and this… Read More
Gratitude = Grease Hello Wow-types, I received lots of feedback on last week’s post. Many of you loved the idea of not having to educate others about how they could be less hideous.… Read More
Use Your Temper as a Tool This past week, the Director of an organization with which I am involved in a volunteer capacity sent me an email so riddled with condescension and contempt it took my… Read More
No Need to Step on the Brake—Just Take Your Foot Off the Gas Last summer I was driving with my super cool nephew (that is he, pictured above, flying an F/A—18F Super Hornet) when he remarked, “Why are people so quick to step… Read More