January 30, 2014

The Lost of a Heartfelt Thank-You

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of hearing, for a second time, the author of the book, “The Richest Man in Town”. He had offered the talk to students in grades 5-12 from our high school earlier in the afternoon and the evening session was for our entire community. Just as he did 5 years ago when I heard him before, VJ Smith reminded me of a few key principles in life that somehow […]
November 13, 2013

3 Easy Ways to Show Appreciation

With all the training I’ve done on the value of appreciating others and recognizing their contributions, I thought it was high time I ran a little experiment. This past weekend, I decided to pay attention to other people everywhere I went and go out of my way to make them feel good. Here are the ways we can appreciate others, what I found through my experience and the reasons our own crap gets in our […]
October 21, 2013

Playing Small Serves No One

This is a topic I feel wildly passionate about. In all the courses/programs I’ve trained and through all the people I’ve met, I’ve found this to be a unifying bond among us. I’d venture to say, especially among women. We just want to be affirmed. Validated. OK. I have seen this excerpt before, but it keeps showing up…which I take as a sign. A sign for me in my life and a sign that I […]