Run Hard and Have Fun

“Run the race in front of you.”―Lyman Schmidt My husband was a runner and would often give advice with running metaphors. Some of his favorites included: Run the race in front of you, just put one foot in front of the other, run your own race, and run hard and have fun”.  While I manage […] More

Sorrow

“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have them in our lives.” ―Rob Liano My husband passed away last month after a long battle with Cancer. Although it is a very harsh adjustment to no longer have in our lives, the memories with him are worth […] More

Flexibility

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ― Robert Jordan I try to be a strong person- mentally and emotionally. As I have become more of a caregiver, I am realizing that strength is not as valuable as pliable. Even with athletes- Pliable muscles are softer, […] More

Opportunity

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” ~ H. L. Mencken My husband, Lyman, has been my example for the width and depth of a life. This past month he went on hospice and in these final weeks, he continues to touch […] More

Progress

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” – Marie Curie We worked for over a year to build CareAvailability.com, which took longer and cost more than I ever planned. Now that the site is completed with the advanced features, it was all worth it. Because of the effort, families […] More

Character

  “Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” -Anthony Bourdain I am currently interviewing potential new team members. While meeting with each candidate I always consider how they fit with the rest of us and how they will better our team as a whole. “We hire character and train skill” […] More

Speak up

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then […] More

Past

“The Past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.” — Roy T. Bennett Our past can shape us, but we should not let it define us. Look at the past through a lens of growth and use that knowledge to […] More

Willing to Work

“Normalize I’m willing to work on that instead of That’s just how I am.” — Unknown I have realized then when someone gives me feedback, I tend to deflect and defend rather than just listen. I am working harder to acknowledge the feedback, rather than reply. I often prefer to solve a problem, rather than […] More

Humble

“A mistake which makes you humble is much better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.” — Unknown Success can be an excuse for continued bad behavior because we may not feel the immediate repercussions of our negative actions. We learn faster and grow more from our mistakes, as long as we are willing to […] More