22 06, 2020

Stop and Smell the Roses

2020-06-22T11:17:58-07:00June 22nd, 2020|

It's a beautiful summer morning in the Northwest and I am about to embark on one of my favorite weekly activities - tending to my flower garden and picking a colorful, fragrant bouquet for my dining table. A couple of years ago, my Mother's Day gift was the flowers to plant my own garden, and now I am harvesting the fruits of those labors with stunning roses and other delightful  Read more »

4 06, 2020

How to Take Control of Your Day

2020-06-04T13:41:32-07:00June 4th, 2020|

Imagine creating your BEST DAY. One where you have a lot of energy, you are focused, you are productive, you are getting the right things done in record time. And, you feel great about your accomplishments. The problem is many of us aren't feeling this way right now. All of us have been affected in some way by COVID-19 and the resulting shutdown we are now living in. In varying ways, our  Read more »

15 05, 2020

5 Powerful Steps to Change Your Thinking

2020-05-15T11:49:44-07:00May 15th, 2020|

Mind over Matter. Apparently, I said this to my kids a lot when they were growing up. We were having a conversation the other day where I asked my daughters what words or phrases they remembered hearing over and over. “Mind over matter” was at the top of their list along with a few others. Do your best. You can do it. Be nice. When they would get in an  Read more »

7 05, 2020

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

2020-05-07T11:39:56-07:00May 7th, 2020|

For years I have made my Sunday trip to the grocery store to stock up for the week. These days in the midst of a global pandemic, it is very different. Last week the atmosphere was heavy. I could feel the fear and apprehension of the customers. People self-distanced. No smiles. No eye contact. Some people were in masks, gloves, and even goggles. Everywhere, complete silence. Some people walked into  Read more »

2 04, 2020

The Leader’s Role in Times of Challenge

2020-04-02T14:48:25-07:00April 2nd, 2020|

We are in unprecedented times as the global pandemic continues to expand. Businesses are implementing contingency plans to protect their team members and clients, and still do their best to keep their organizations running. Leaders are working hard to continue to do business as usual when business is “not” usual. As a leader you may still be working with your people in person because you are in a critical industry  Read more »

19 03, 2020

What You CAN Do to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty

2020-03-19T15:15:16-07:00March 19th, 2020|

As we watch the evolving and escalating nature of the COVID-19, it seems every day we are told something else we can’t do. Out of necessity we have left the top levels of the needs pyramid of self-actualization, to pure survival mode with concern for the basics of having enough food and toiletries. If you have braved the grocery story in the last few days, they have gone from bustling  Read more »

5 03, 2020

5 Ways to Be More Present

2020-03-05T17:14:16-08:00March 5th, 2020|

Do you have a hard time being present? When my children were small, I was a single mother working hard to be everything my kids needed me to be, while putting in a lot of hours running my growing company. Looking back I found it very difficult to be present. When I wasn’t working I was taking my kids from one activity to another. I didn’t realize then how “on  Read more »

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 »