These are scary times, friends. And in times of uncertainty, like we are all facing right now with the coronavirus pandemic, fear and unrest are sure to set in. Our hearts beat faster, our minds race, and our breathing goes shallow. This high-stress, anxiety focus is our new collective reality. Or is it? What if…Read More
Like I do every year, I give my year a mantra. A theme that I’ll focus on and be intentional about. And after checking in with myself on what mattered most, I came up with EXPLORE MORE would be the goal for 2020. And sure enough, I got an opportunity to explore my courage and…Read More
And her name is Hope! Road to Hope, that is. And she is my first book baby. And TODAY she is one month old. It’s hard to believe that only one month ago, on November 19, 2019, she joined the world, and well, Amazon and the thousands of other books that grace it’s electronic shelves.…Read More
vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty noun the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. Truth or dare. Thinking back on that cringe-worthy, childhood game where you sat in a circle with all your girlfriends and maybe even some boys, and you had to choose–truth or…Read More
sēk verb attempt to find (something) attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something) ask for (something) from someone They say that curiosity killed the cat. Quite a weird saying, but it came to mind and I am happy to say that all the newfound curiosity and passion for personal growth that I…Read More
cu·ri·os·i·ty noun a strong desire to know or learn something. How did I get here? That’s the question I’ve asked myself a few times in my life when I’ve pulled in and parked my car at home, work or the kid’s school, and then slowly realized that I had no idea how…Read More
*Before diving in here, be sure to start with Part 1 on the Blog here.* Even with my renewed and purposeful determination, other voices kept muddying the waters. Just like my professional transition, I was finding myself lacking a clear plan, and for the book, that meant I still couldn’t decide what the heck I…Read More
“What? I’m not demanding; I’m persistent, maybe, or confident, or determined. Yes, I am determined. Not demanding.” My sweet brother in law agreed (or at least gave in) once he realized that calling me “demanding” had not gone over so well. I had a strong reaction to it. Words matter to me, and if you…Read More
I am sorry that I went silent on you. I have been on a break enjoying my children and what was our summer. Now that school is back in, I’m taking time to get my own bearings and schedule in order. I’ll be back soon with some new stories of the everyday lessons life has…Read More
Before I dive into the throwdown, do you know Evan Smith? If you don’t, please check out The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization offering an online community for Texans who want to engage on all things public policy, politics, government or statewide issues. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of the organization. If…Read More
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