Are You Looking Back?

This weekend my family and I, along with one of my best friends, completed a Tough Mudder race in Kentucky. If you're not familiar with Tough Mudders, you can read more about them here.  We chose the full option, completing 10 miles and 20…
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Eleven Rules for Confident Communication

  I have two daughters, Carmen and Kayla, and a son, Phillip.  I want the world for them.  I'm constantly thinking about how my behavior shapes their behavior and what lessons I can teach that will have a lasting impact on their lives. One…

Are You Competing or Adding?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended DisruptHR Indy, a TED talk-inspired event focused on disrupting the world of human resources. I was there to support one of my clients and to cheer on all the other speakers, several who are good friends of…
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It's Not Easy Breaking Your Heart

You were supposed to get a different blog today. One that shouts from the rooftops about the people in my tribe. Celebrating them in all their glorious wonder. You'll have to wait for that one. Sometimes life doesn't go as planned; sometimes…
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How Not to Get Things Right

We're human, we make mistakes.  There's no secret sauce or magic trick that will help you get things right every time.  However, in our ever edited, social media "perfect" world it's hard to remember that.  If you've read anything of mine…

You're Just so... EFFUSIVE

Words have hurt me many times in my life.  There's one word, though, that hurt more than all the others. It was supposed to be my dream job, and I wanted to do my best.  I was about forty days into the job when it happened. I got the chance…

You're Making This Awkward

You've got to meet Bryn... Bryn is the owner and head coach at my gym Three Kings Athletics.  He's wicked smart, strong, funny, and caring.  If you're lucky enough to cross his path, he'll motivate you to be a better athlete and a better…

Want to Play a Game?

Games are serious business in our household...

You're Trying Too Hard

  I was a freshman in college when learned my boyfriend's sister had a birthday coming up.  Anxious to impress her because she was important to him, I went out and promptly bought her a head to toe outfit from American Eagle.  Bath and…