Define the Moment – or it Defines You

You either define the moment, or the moment defines you.   In the past several months I’ll bet we’ve all had quite a few “Defining Moments.” Each time we define a new moment, a new way forward, it’s necessary to let go of an old belief system and replace it with one that is more…

How Many Ways Is Kindness Contagious?

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe deeply through your nose into your belly and exhale completely through your mouth. Make a sound.  Perhaps a sigh. Put a hand on your heart as you breathe and you get an extra bonus.   That tiny break in the action gives your body a chance to shift from the sympathetic…

How Can I Help? The Best Question to Ask Now

The world has changed dramatically. It feels like almost overnight, but I know for the business owners and managers struggling to make the hard decisions about whether or not they need to let people go, close facilities and restructure their businesses, these last two weeks feels like forever.   So many, like people in any…

Should You Believe Everything You Think?

If you’re pretty “normal” you think 60,000 thoughts a day. 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts you had yesterday and unless you work at it, 80% of those are most likely negative.   In case you hadn’t noticed the world you live in can sometimes present itself as quite negative. So, at any…

Take a Leap – Say More Thank You’s

I wondered what to write about for this very special day in February in leap year! And after doing an interview on happiness with a friend for her online course, I knew instantly that I wanted to – talk about some of the many ways that we can express gratitude and appreciation through “Thank You’s.”…

30 Years and 30 Insights for You

30 Years ago today (February 1st) I took the great leap of faith and jumped off my corporate ship in search of something that I believed would have more heart and meaning for me. While I absolutely loved my direct marketing career – mostly because of the wonderful people the field attracted – my soul…

The Leadership We Need Today

When do you do your best work? When you’re stressed, over stimulated and overwhelmed by the environment around you? Or when you are feeling good about being you, when you know your work is important, appreciated and valued and when you leave work knowing you made some kind of difference in the world?   I…