Beyond the Blog

My decision to blog started about three years ago when I thought I might be able to streamline correspondence with my family and close circle of friends. What started as an extension of letter-writing and scrapbooking has now evolved into a key piece of my business presence. Let me walk you through how and why I continue to refine the …

With Gratitude – Meet Devon!

In the spirit of loving-kindness and with much gratitude, I want to introduce you to one of my virtual “Board of Directors”. Although I do not host formal meetings of any kind with this ad-hoc group, Devon regularly adds inspiration and creativity to my company-building activities. First up, Devon is a marvelous web-developer. This guy is amazingly patient, he speaks …

Running on Fumes

When I read this quote – I knew it was speaking to me! I bet I am not alone in thinking that I could use a few more hours in my days and days in my weeks. Lately, although I thought I was being very intentional about what I was committing to in my day-timer, I was really scribbling additional …

Living On Point

If you are aware of the OLW (One Little Word) movement, you might be interested to know this is my word for 2018: LIVING ON POINT. I am not one for playing by the proverbial rules – I created an OLP (One Little Phrase!) In any case, this idea came about out of an exercise I blogged about last December. …

Bowing out/ Browning out/ Burning out

What’s the difference and does it matter? Emphatically, I say, “YES!” These labels are all part and parcel of the same race – one of personal investment and high stake experience. I am encouraged by the attention “burnout” is beginning to garner in everyday conversation. As the scope of mental health expands and people begin to openly discuss what has …

Living Off the Grid

“The grid” I am referring to is a calendar page. You know, the 2-page spread of little boxes that hold a month of personal commitments…   As part of a group coaching call last week the facilitator asked us to envision what our world would look like if we dissolved the current structure we use for organization and planning? Hmm. In my …

Perfection vs. Ideal

With all the best intentions, I have always striven to “do my best”. That phrase has been the bane of my existence for many years!   In a recent conversation, I came to a new awareness. (Perhaps it isn’t new to you, but it broke-open some new possibilities for me!) As someone who has been lovingly and frustratingly labeled a “perfectionist”, …

Perspective at 4500 Feet

Some people plan a secluded beach vacation, head to the family cottage or make plans with friends to hike the Rockies. My summer included a multitude of half-day trips in a single-prop aircraft. My pilot-partner has been working on hours towards his commercial license, so by way of simply enjoying the process, we decided to devote our summer holiday to …

Problems or Patterns?

I recently had the opportunity to curl up on the couch for a morning and read  The Seer by David Robinson; it was an enlightening, thought-provoking book. The subtitle alone gives you a sense of the scope of the content. My first surprise was how recently this book was published (2014) and the second was that the forward was written by …

“Finish What’s on Your Plate.”

Most of us of a certain age heard this phrase at mealtimes. It grows from the “waste-not” of lean times and is the toted hallmark of good manners and wisdom – neither taking more food than is needed nor squandering precious assets. Where else have you learned to apply this way of thinking? Does it serve you well? For the …