The majority of the earth’s people are not famous. They will not be remembered in history books, and in millions of cases, not even with a gravestone. They are not influencers on social media or reality show participants. Millions go about their lives quietly and are overlooked by those around them, even at work where … Continue reading Overlooked, Under Appreciated, Invisible – NEVER!
When I was 13, my parents and I started going to a campground, which birthed a lifelong friendship between the owners’ extended family and us. One of the family members had her first child the second year, and she immediately crept into my heart like a daughter or a baby sister. Little did I know, … Continue reading When God Works Your Future Before The Influencers are Even Born – “Thank you, my friends”
My husband recently reminded me that I had done very little to design my own life. He recalled at key moments before every transition that “out of the blue” the next phone call, brochure, family member, professor, etc. had been the specific catalyst to a significant change in my journey. Of course, “out of the … Continue reading Who is Calling and Do I Want to Answer?
Anybody involved in business today knows that communication with the customer requires getting above the noise of everything flooding at us – tweets, video, RSS feeds, blogs, digital newsletters, streaming content, texts, and targeted emails. It’s all about SEO maximization, pushing content and open rates. An open rate gives you an idea of whether your … Continue reading Your Life’s Open Rate
I was blessed with the opportunity to participate with a diverse group of peers who spent concentrated time together examining our lives. Our days together were created in a confidential setting so that the space was there for us to be fully present, completely authentic, and wholly open to what the experience could bring to … Continue reading Waking Up
As we head into a New Year, many of us make promises to ourselves about how we are going to live our lives differently. We sense the opportunity for second chances and arbitrarily focus on it when the calendar changes. We seek renewal again and again and again in our lives, when in fact, a new beginning … Continue reading New Beginnings
I’m reminded of the lyrics from Paul Simon’s song “The Sounds of Silence” when I consider just being. Think about any normal day and what transpires. We get up in the morning to the accompaniment of some type of noise – an alarm clock, the smart phone alarm, the TV, music, kitchen sounds, or showers … Continue reading Just Being
My Grandfather played a remarkable role in my development in many ways, but with one small purchase, he planted seeds that continue to influence my life today. He bought me a subscription to National Geographic. Most people would immediately assume that this was part of educating me to become a citizen of the world, and … Continue reading Collecting Experiences
Our world today contrives to make us fill up every second of our lives; so much so that we don’t take the time to consider how we are using the most important finite resource we have. We just keep doing, and all of a sudden another year has passed. When I think back to pre-Internet, … Continue reading Going Off the Grid