Everything you own and every choice you make comes with a cost, either up front or ongoing. You should always count the cost. I’ll bet you are a responsible person. I’d like to think I am too. I don’t usually spend money I don’t have, and it’s rare for me to splurge on things that […]
In this book, Brené Brown takes her impressive body of research in shame, vulnerability, and resilience and applies her findings to leadership and organizational cultures. Dare To Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Heartsby Brené BrownPublished 2018 I’ve read every book Brené Brown has ever written, and the arc of her research and its conclusions […]
I’m popping in today for a brief Veterans Day reflection. Our veterans, living and dead, are all heroes to me, and thinking about heroes led me to think about revisionist history. Revisionist history It has become popular to uncover —sometimes gleefully or even maliciously—the flaws, errors, and sins of our forefathers and mothers and a […]
Are you feeding these monsters? They might include anger, jealousy, sorrow, regret, guilt, lies, greed, arrogance, resentment, self-pity, inferiority, superiority, and false pride.
Paperless Post is a wildly popular service that makes it easy to send and track invitations and beautifully designed correspondence. I still love handwritten notes! Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know how passionate I am about personal handwritten notes and correspondence. They can’t be beat for meaningful connection and […]
We always have a choice about whether we focus on our differences or look for common ground. Civil discourse is hard to find Today’s world seems to be so polarized and contentious, especially in the area of politics. My friends and I all agree that unless we know the political leanings of people we’re with, […]
“Say NO more often and YES more fully.” ~ Laura West, Joyful Business Most of us have trouble saying “No” According to happiness expert Gretchen Rubin, when it comes to the way we humans handle inner and outer expectations,* most of us are “Obligers.” I certainly am, and that means it’s hard for me to […]
When someone loses a beloved pet, it’s important to reach out and let them know they’re not alone. Here’s some help for what to say. Part of living the #HeartspokenLife is opening your heart to others and feeling their pain and loss. Yet even when we do, we sometimes have a hard time knowing what […]