Envision 2014

   Envision 2014 Interactive Workshop & UBW Scholarship Fundraiser  With the start of a new year comes the promise of a fresh slate, a chance to make changes and course corrections. Instead of making a few hasty resolutions of what you should or should not do, only to break them a few days later, why…

Do Everything

“Do everything. One thing may turn out right.”  ~ Humphrey Bogart   This quote was on a card I received from a good friend and it stopped me in my tracks. This is exactly why I have focused on doing everything that shows up and might lead to something interesting as I take my business…

Find Your Special Spot

Sometimes journaling ,writing, and reflecting can feel like a chore, something we should do because it is good for us. While I know how helpful that process is for going inward and discovering our authentic selves, I also know that if this is a “should” that seems like more work, we will not stick with…

Talk About Talking

After facilitating the Challenging Conversations workshop last week, I realized the importance of talking about how to have more productive conversations. Several of the workshop participants commented on how helpful it was to have a place to bring questions, role-play real life situations, and learn tips from each other. It made me stop and think…

Challenging Conversations Course

                                           Challenging Conversations Do you struggle with speaking your truth and telling people what you really think – at the office, at home, and even with friends? Have you let people step over your boundaries because…

Don’t Stop in the Tunnel

Last week on my morning walk, I came across a sign –  “No Stopping in  Tunnel” –  and I stopped and laughed.  This sign sums it up.  When we are faced with a decision, a fork in the road, it can be tempting to get stuck in a tunnel.  Instead of looking at all the…

Have a Real Conversation

I am better understanding how social media can be used to further communications. It allows you to reach a lot more people, create a dialogue, connect with people anywhere in the world, and even be the spark for political movements.  I love how it fosters sharing and learning – I have been enjoying sharing a…

Trust the Universe’s Schedule

   The only reason that you could ever experience something other that what you desire is because you are giving the majority of your attention to something other than what you desire. (from Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks)  Have you ever found yourself in the place of having a good day spending quality…

Master What You Measure

I am not sure why, but the gold star is a powerful motivator for reaching goals. This must be rooted in our kindergarten memories when we wanted to please the teacher and get a gold star on our paper.  Whatever its source, I use the gold star drive to help me reach goals or build…

Fire the Commmittee

We all wrestle with the judgment and disapproval voices that tell us we re not good enough or criticize our plans and dreams. I like to call this the ” Committee” – a group of unruly fears and limiting beliefs competing for our attention and keeping us stuck in life. They often assemble when we…