12+ Stellar Opportunities for Spreading Cheer

Spreading cheer should be a year round effort. In a perfect world, I’d always be focused on brightening other peoples’ days. But I get caught up in busyness. I get distracted by life and turn inward rather than pushing out joy. Fortunately, this time of year is always a wakeup call for me to take […]

Spreading cheer should be a year round effort. In a perfect world, I’d always be focused on brightening other peoples’ days. But I get caught up in busyness. I get distracted by life and turn inward rather than pushing out joy. Fortunately, this time of year is always...

17 Reasons I’m Thankful + 7 Corny Slogans

This is my favorite week of the year. I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. I love that it’s all about being thankful. I love that it’s the start of the holiday season. I love all the get togethers and seeing friends and family. I love that it’s not a gift giving holiday. I don’t […]

This is my favorite week of the year. I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. I love that it’s all about being thankful. I love that it’s the start of the holiday season. I love all the get togethers and seeing friends and family. I love that...

How I Unexpectedly Used My Platform to Inspire People

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb Click To Tweet This quote came full circle for me this past weekend. A year ago my husband and I attended our first Toastmasters fall conference. We watched […]

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb Click To Tweet This quote came full circle for me this past weekend. A year ago my husband and I attended our first Toastmasters fall...

Honor Flight Spotlights Veterans

Two weeks ago I had never heard of the Honor Flight. Two days ago my husband and his uncle Leo returned from their Honor Flight. What I’ve learned in that time is that the Honor Flight  spotlights veterans. Here is how the Honor Flight is described on their website “Honor Flight is a non-profit organization […]

Two weeks ago I had never heard of the Honor Flight. Two days ago my husband and his uncle Leo returned from their Honor Flight. What I’ve learned in that time is that the Honor Flight  spotlights veterans. Here is how the Honor Flight is described on their website...

10 Ways to Ensure You Enjoy the Holidays

And we’re off! Keep your hands and feet inside the rollercoaster at all times, folks. I don’t know about you, but this time of year goes so fast. From Halloween through Valentine’s Day, and especially Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, things fly by. It all just becomes a blur. Luckily, I’ve got 10 ways to […]

And we’re off! Keep your hands and feet inside the rollercoaster at all times, folks. I don’t know about you, but this time of year goes so fast. From Halloween through Valentine’s Day, and especially Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, things fly by. It...

10 Things You Can Do To Take the Sting Out of Rejection

No one likes rejection. Not in our professional life. Not in our personal life. It doesn’t feel good. Even the most confident adult can be reduced to the self consciousness of a middle schooler by being rejected. Here are 10 things you can do to take the sting out of rejection. My recent rejection Earlier […]

No one likes rejection. Not in our professional life. Not in our personal life. It doesn’t feel good. Even the most confident adult can be reduced to the self consciousness of a middle schooler by being rejected. Here are 10 things you can do to take the sting out of...

Adding Perspective to Unmet Expectations: Turning Lemons Into a Tipsy Arnold Palmer

I went to a blogging conference this past weekend. I had been to it the past two years so I was really looking forward to it. I’ve always left feeling energized and excited about my blog. Unfortunately, this year it didn’t meet my expectations. So I thought I’d write about adding perspective to my unmet […]

I went to a blogging conference this past weekend. I had been to it the past two years so I was really looking forward to it. I’ve always left feeling energized and excited about my blog. Unfortunately, this year it didn’t meet my expectations. So I...

The Advantages of Being Weird

After my last post, Seize Opportunities to Never Stop Being Weird, I’ve been thinking about the advantages of being weird. A friend was telling me about how as a kid, his dad thought he was weird. He worried about his son not fitting in. He didn’t like that his son was too creative because he […]

After my last post, Seize Opportunities to Never Stop Being Weird, I’ve been thinking about the advantages of being weird. A friend was telling me about how as a kid, his dad thought he was weird. He worried about his son not fitting in. He didn’t like that his son...

Seize Opportunities to Never Stop Being Weird

Do you seize opportunities to never stop being weird? Not sure what I’m talking about? Allow me to explain. Last week I participated in my Toastmasters area speech contest. Every contestant has to fill out a candidate profile. It has some questions on it for the audience to get to know you better. While the judges […]

Do you seize opportunities to never stop being weird? Not sure what I’m talking about? Allow me to explain. Last week I participated in my Toastmasters area speech contest. Every contestant has to fill out a candidate profile. It has some questions on it for the...

The Magic of Ryder Cup 2016

This past week got away from me. And I’m not sorry about it at all. I missed blog posts. Still not sorry. I have so much to tell you about what has been going on. It’s taken me four days to write this post. Are you ready to hear about the magic of Ryder Cup […]

This past week got away from me. And I’m not sorry about it at all. I missed blog posts. Still not sorry. I have so much to tell you about what has been going on. It’s taken me four days to write this post. Are you ready to hear about the magic of Ryder Cup...