Re-working Life

I will keep this post short and sweet, but I hope that it provides some encouragement. Life has been busy! I was hoping for some summer down time, but that has not happened. In conversations with my friends, who are equally busy, we often discuss how we need to re-work our lives. Re-working our lives…

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 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….

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…

Journaling & Ethical Leadership

Ethical leadership (morality, values, ethics) is not a new concept. Look at any philosophy book and it won’t be uncommon to find this topic discuss amongst well-known philosopher: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and so forth. While the subject of ethics is not new, it has gained popularity in leadership circles, especially within the past few years….

Take a Vacation!

It’s my last full day of vacation and I am listening to the waves crash onto the shore as I write this post.  For the past six days, I have played on beach with my family, gotten water up my nose in the pool, played mini golf, eaten way too much ice cream, and laughed…

A New Challenge

*Featured photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash. It’s the last day of school in my area, and I was thinking about all of the activities the kids have done this year (remotely and in person). It got me thinking about the activities I had to complete throughout the various leadership programs in which I’ve participated….

Give Them What They Need

Recently, I was thinking about the hardest assignment I ever had and what it taught me. Have you ever had one of those?  I compare those moments to my high school biology class. It was the hardest class for me, and I received the worst grade, but I ended up learning the most from that…

You Have Permission

“I don’t want to do this anymore!  I’m ready to plaaayyyyyy!”  My son was no longer on the edge of a tantrum; he had fallen into the abyss. He was there. He had 20 minutes left until his schooling was finished and I just watched him fall out. Then I laughed. I know that sounds…