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Intentionality

In a world of many distractions, we often lose our train of thought by a digital device or work task. When I find myself in the kitchen thinking, “I knew I came in here for some reason,” but can’t remember, I know I was distracted by my phone or thought that popped in my head. We think people can multi-task; however, our brains aren’t [...]

January 28, 2022|

Preparation around a tree

Preparation Around a Christmas Tree Every year most of us get ready for Christmas by putting up a Christmas Tree in our homes. This preparation can be a lot of work and some even devote a whole day to find the perfect family Christmas tree. We can go out to a Christmas tree farm and drag our families through the field. We can go [...]

December 16, 2021|

Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is now in full gear, with the lights, trees, music, and holiday spirit that fills our hearts.  It is a time of excitement, joy, anticipation, gratitude, generosity and love.  Family gatherings, holiday parties, neighborhood celebrations abound, and we look forward to reuniting with our loved ones.  For many, the 2021 Holiday Season is the first we are spending with our extended [...]

December 7, 2021|

Cultivating Belonging

Cultivating Belonging Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the newest phrase in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Movement, which is now being called D, E, I & B, with the B representing Belonging.  I love the idea that an organization should strive not only to create an environment of inclusion, but an atmosphere where all team members feel they truly belong.  I [...]

November 2, 2021|

Keys to Humility

Keys to Humility What does it mean to you when you hear the words “being humble"? The things that pop in my head are the teachers and mentors that I’ve had that display humility in their approach with people. Those teachers and mentors just have a way with people. Their approach to key situations seems to be spot on with quiet confidence. Most times [...]

October 21, 2021|

Managing Stress and Anxiety

“Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.” ―Chelsea Erieau Many years ago, I was a college-student driving home on my way back from work in Austin when I had the misfortune of getting stuck behind a school bus.  I tried to wait patiently as the bus stopped every few blocks, letting off little [...]

September 7, 2021|

Self-Awareness and Can it be Measured?

When I set on the path toward increasing my own emotional intelligence, I came across the domain of self-awareness. I wanted to see what self-awareness meant and secondly, can it be measured?  Aristotle put it bluntly “Knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Self-Awareness can be described as knowledge of yourself and how aware you are of your 1. Skills and strengths 2. Traits and patterns 3. Self-concept [...]

August 19, 2021|

How Do You Measure Success?

“Measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes and failures.” —ELIZABETH GILBERT, BIG MAGIC There have been times when we get tied up in measuring ourselves by the wrong yardsticks. What kind of job we have, how much money we are making, our titles, the type of car or house we own, or how perfect our social media pages appear. [...]

August 3, 2021|

Connecting after COVID

Have you thought about what work life is going to look like after COVID is in the rear-view mirror? What is that going to look like for you, really? When work is back to the office, how does that make you feel and what emotions come up for you? It’s going to be interesting on the human behavior front on a couple of levels. Some [...]

July 23, 2021|
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