How to Handle Imposter Syndrome

Well, I made it two years without writing about it, but now it’s time.  Imposter syndrome. The first time I experienced it was when I graduated with my doctorate.  My first thought was that I wasn’t ready. The more I learned, the more I realized that I knew nothing (or so I thought). Eleven years…

How We Grow by Learning From Others

I recently took advantage of an opportunity to give a workshop in my home state.  This workshop focused on something I cared deeply about, and I was able to present this topic to teachers!  It had been awhile since I worked with K-8 teachers, so this workshop felt like a stretch.  Taking concepts that I…

Making a Plan for Your Dream: Guest on Dr. Essie McKoy’s Podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast last week, and it streams today. Dr. Essie McKoy is an exceptional educational leader and great interviewer. If you are trying to figure out next steps in your life, this is the podcast to listen to. It streams today at 5:30pm. https://bit.ly/DrEssieSpeaksPodcast Directory: https://bit.ly/DrEssieSpeaksEducation Playlist: https://bit.ly/DrEssieSpeaksEdPlaylist Take…

Knowing When to Leave the Job

Okay- unpopular opinion here.  I was recently interviewed for a podcast and before that, a panel discussion on navigating obstacles the workplace.  When asked about my opinion on what people should know about work life, I said the following: When the place where you work no longer values you, no longer aligns with your goals,…

They’re Making a Move!

My generation is saying goodbye to work.  Literally, they are saying goodbye by packing up their boxes and leaving the office. More than that- they’re doing this without having other jobs to go to.  That is completely against what my generation was taught and it’s exactly what my generation was taught.  In case you’re wondering,…

How to Invest in Yourself

I love pictures of people meditating or praying. It reminds me to take some time to reconnect with myself, which is what I forgot to do a while ago. Luckily, that has changed. I did something I have not done in a few months- I stopped checking email and did something creative.  Let me explain….

Here’s to a New Challenge!

Happy New Year!  We’re in day two of the new year and I’ve kept up with a tradition that I started about four years ago. At that time, I decided not to have New Year’s resolutions.  This wasn’t a way to be negative, but more of a way to recognize that I’m horrible at keeping…

How to Handle Obstacles

Let’s talk about obstacles. Don’t they tend to present themselves when we really don’t need them? Think about it. You get sick during the busiest and jam-packed week of your year. Your car breaks down on the one day that you have an early morning meeting. Or how about the traffic jam that occurs on…

How to Create More Time in Your Life

I am currently reading a book about spiritual development, and one section of the last chapter has stuck with me. I truly cannot get it out of my head and I think that I know why. It’s with me because it’s something that I have not mastered yet: creating margins.  See, I have worked on…

Lessons From My Summer Job

You thought this would be about food, right? Well, no . . . sort of. Just keep reading. I always wanted a “cool” job for the summer. When I was a teen and looking for my first summer job, I was hoping that I could get one at a great clothing store. I could see…