6 02, 2020

What is Most Important to You, Right Now?

2020-01-28T14:00:09-08:00February 6th, 2020|

When I was in the second grade my mother signed me up for piano lessons. I was excited as it was something fun and new to learn. Admittedly though, I am easily distracted and if it wasn’t for a disciplined mother, I would have quit in the first year. After all – on a sunny day the last thing I wanted to do was practice piano after school when I  Read more »

19 12, 2019

Make Next Year Your Best Year

2019-12-19T11:56:34-08:00December 19th, 2019|

Yesterday we had one of those surprise, bright blue-sky winter days. The forecast was calling for a week of rain, so when we woke up to sunshine my husband and I decided to take a mid-day break from work and bundled up for some exercise in the fresh air. On our walk we talked about our December activities; how quickly the last few weeks of the year always go; and  Read more »

13 12, 2019

Give Yourself the Gift of Peace.

2019-12-13T15:35:00-08:00December 13th, 2019|

“Peace can be yours this season if you decide to make room for it.” Janelle Bruland The Holiday season is in full swing. Wherever you look there are signs of the season – twinkling lights on the houses, freshly cut trees atop cars, Christmas music playing. It seems everywhere you go in December; people are rushing around in a frenzy. People ask, “Are you ready for Christmas?” I don’t think  Read more »

13 12, 2019

Today I Choose to Be Grateful

2019-12-13T15:32:42-08:00December 13th, 2019|

Sometimes life throws us a curveball and it is difficult to maintain an attitude of optimism. The good news is that even though we can’t always control the circumstances we find ourselves in, we can choose our mindset. My daughter Paige spent time a few years ago serving in a local orphanage in Guatemala. Areas of this country are so poor and disadvantaged that many families and children work as  Read more »

9 11, 2019

Record Your Precious Moments as They Become Lifetime Memories

2019-11-09T11:42:35-08:00November 9th, 2019|

The days are getting crisp in the Northwest as we anticipate the holidays just a few short weeks away. Though admittedly I mourn the warmer days of summer, I enjoy the cool, blue sky days of winter and always look forward to the holiday season and spending special time connecting with my family. One of our favorite places to go during the holidays is the beautiful resort town of Whistler.  Read more »

9 11, 2019

You Are a Warrior

2019-11-09T11:41:06-08:00November 9th, 2019|

Does music move you like it does me? When that familiar song starts playing that is one of your favorites do you start humming the lyrics, or singing, or do you even get the urge to start moving around to the beat? You’ve likely seen the flash mobs where one person in a crowd starts out by spontaneously bursting into a song and dance number and people are moved to  Read more »

3 10, 2019

What Do You Need to Let Go?

2019-10-03T19:46:47-07:00October 3rd, 2019|

Fall is here in the Northwest and with it crisp temperatures with a bit of morning mist giving way to warm sunny days. Though I love the change of seasons I must admit I am mourning the end of summer just a bit. Out on the golf course yesterday the deep green of the fir trees against the bright changing colors of red and gold on the stately maples created  Read more »

10 04, 2019

5 Easy Ways Busy People Can Successfully Manage Their Calendar

2019-04-10T13:51:02-07:00April 10th, 2019|

Sometimes the answers we need are simple and uncomplicated. So much so, in fact, that we miss them or we don’t give them the attention they deserve. I created a system for myself that I call “intentional calendaring” which has increased my productivity and maximized my performance. I am here to tell you that the growth and profitability of my business have been positively impacted by this one idea.  Read more »

26 03, 2019

How to Make a Positive Impact—One Interaction at a Time

2019-04-10T13:59:42-07:00March 26th, 2019|

I travel frequently and the Bellingham airport has become a regular stop for me en route to various business meetings. Last week, I took an early morning flight to Portland. Admittedly, I was hardly awake at 5 a.m. and really needed some coffee as I waited my turn at the security line. There was someone new standing at the conveyor belt as the passengers put their items through for screening. At my  Read more »

12 03, 2019

How to Purposefully Live Your Best Life

2019-04-10T14:06:14-07:00March 12th, 2019|

When I was a young girl we used to sing a song called “Count Your Blessings.” It is a simple song with a simple but profound idea: name the great things and people in your life one by one. That song was probably my first brush with the idea of living a gratitude-filled life. I have many blessings—more than I am able to count. But every morning, I take time  Read more »