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Thoughts

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics, and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.

To know even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holding Hope

The current state of world events is heart-wrenching, from the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the devastation following the massive earthquake in Haiti, and the relentless global spread of the COVID-19 delta variant to the political polarity and incessant misinformation in its wake. Holding hope that the pain today brings a…..

#Thisis40

Today I get to celebrate four decades of being alive on this amazing planet! I am so grateful for all the people who have been a part of my journey (you know who you are!) and everything that helps me live with a greater understanding and respect for life. So…..

Be Bold.

Dare to believe. Dare to believe in something hopeful. Dare to believe in something worth feeling so intensely, something that fuels your purpose, your passion. Dare to believe in something that lights up your world and illuminates your path with its powerful flame. Be Bold. Click To Tweet Dare to…..

4 Communication Barriers Curtailing Your Success

Good communication is essential to strong relationships. Communication is the glue that holds together relationships, families, and friendships. Also at work, communication is one of the most important skills. It’s often the difference between a project succeeding or failing – or even a business floundering or thriving. Yet most of…..

How to Be Happy

Here’s a brilliant message about being happy. It’s a loose English translation of  “Palco de vida” attributed to the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) not Pope Francis as some online posts claim.  I hope it inspires you and helps you find the renewal of HOPE, HEALTH, and LOVE. Happy Easter…..

It’s time for rebirth!

Birth is absolutely beautiful. It’s often a magical moment that comes right after tremendous pain. It’s a moving powerful mix of possibility, agony, and tenderness. So is rebirth. It’s time for rebirth! Although metamorphosis can be painful at times, it’s restorative and renewing in the biggest ways. Click To Tweet Now…..

How to Find CALM in Conflict

Conflict is inevitable. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, we all become entangled by conflict in our personal and professional lives. In the workplace, clashes with coworkers might erupt because of disagreement on strategy, interpersonal friction, mishandled responsibilities, etc. Even with family and friends, conflicts will arise…..

3 Key Traits of Successful Leaders: Inspiration, Inclusion, Integrity

What are the characteristics of a good leader? It’s an age-old question and everyone has an answer. Most people say good leaders have some core characteristics like influence, courage, vision, empathy, the ability to delegate, strong communication skills, self-awareness, learning agility, gratitude, respect, and more. While these characteristics matter, leadership…..

Your Mindset & 5 Keys to Effective Leadership in Uncertain Times

Right now marketing calls for relevance, empathy, performance, productivity, focus, resilience, and so many skills. What is the most valuable skill you can have in these times of great uncertainty? I believe it’s LEADERSHIP. As a leader, there’s a part of you that’s strong, regardless of what’s happening around you……

3 Ways to Thrive Remotely

83% of employees feel they do not need an office to be productive, according to the Fuze Global Report on Workforce Future. Knowing how to motivate virtual team members is now an essential skill for team leaders. Let’s dive into the art and science of motivating yourself AND others. 1:…..

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