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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

I imagine we’re all feeling the same wave of emotions only in vastly, varying degrees. When I’m asked “How are you doing?” My response is always crystal clear… “I am fine. Bobby and I are fine. I am just extremely concerned, sad and anxious for those people who aren’t fine.”  My mind bounces from trying […]

Near Miss Learning

Near Miss Learning

I heard a new term this week I’d like to share with you, “near miss learning.” Imagine driving when you start dozing off, then suddenly you’re startled awake and jerk the wheel toward safety… thankfully avoiding the oncoming danger. That is the near miss. The learning part happens when you need to drive again when […]

Using Quarantine

Using Quarantine

There are a few times in life when the world gets tipped on its head and everyone loses their balance. For me—and I’m sure many others over the age of 30—that happened  on 9/11 and then again during the 2008 economic crash. It’s a world of such uncertainty and instability that you don’t know what […]

Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

It’s one thing to experience new things in life that I’ve never experienced. It’s quite another to experience new things that NO ONE in our lifetime has experienced. The last time I remember having this “unsettled” feeling was on 9/11 and it’s aftermath. With the entire world basically going into imposed or self-imposed quarantine because […]

The Creative Constraint of Success

The Creative Constraint of Success

Whenever you try to be someone else you will always be a second rate them and worse, you will never become a first rate you. This is what I finally realized after reading Coach Wooden’s definition of success. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the […]

Your Calling

Your Calling

My latest favorite book is Elite Minds by Dr. Stan Beecham, a highly respected sport psychologist and performance consultant. From the book’s forward to the epilogue, I devoured this book as is proudly displayed in the dog ears, highlights, underlines and asterisks I added throughout its entirety. When I got to the chapter about one’s […]

A New Decade, A New Act

A New Decade, A New Act

2020 …A new year, a new decade, a new chapter–more like a new book… or as I tend to think about it… the beginning of my third act. There are many gifts that come with the luxury of being able to retire, many of them are daunting due to the unfamiliar landscape of the “unknown.” […]

My Cause

My Cause

One of the things I’m constantly grateful for is the gift of Choice. From being able to choose what I eat for breakfast, to whom I choose to interact with in my life, to the Faith I choose to embrace… everything we do in life is a choice. And yet there are many people who […]

TED Challenge

TED Challenge

Daunting. Overwhelming. Panic attack worthy. Challenging. Exciting. Exhilarating. Yes, those are all the emotions I felt everyday from the moment I agreed to do a TED Talk. And from what I understand, this is pretty much the norm. I was told to expect that I was going to think that what I have to say […]