Resilience

“Broken crayons still color.” -David Weaver Resilience is the process of successfully adapting and adjusting to challenging experiences. There will always be struggles, but how we navigate them and move forward is more important. Even when we are bruised and broken down, we can make a positive impact. More

Do What You Can

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore RooseveltI struggle with an endless task list and limited emotional energy in work and my personal life. Sometimes I find that I made a wrong decision about what to do, and I second-guess my actions later. When I am stressed or emotional this can […] More

Work Hard, Play Hard

“Work hard, play hard” Finding work-life balance can be a challenge. I find the best balance comes from really enjoying the work you do, being proud of your efforts, and having strong relationships with your team. If you can find this, it doesn’t seem like work. My work family makes every day better, from our […] More

Encouraging Others

“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing When I want to impact change positively, sometimes I focus too much on the big things and trying to move a mountain. Often the biggest impacts are achieved with small incremental movements… Listening […] More

Be the Hero

“Above all, be the hero of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron My personal life has changed dramatically in the past year, after losing my husband. I have chosen to step into the next chapter with my head up and am trying to start dating again. It is a completely different world from […] More

Opposite Direction

“When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.”―C.S. Lewis “Safety in numbers” doesn’t work out if you’re all heading in the wrong direction. Be brave enough to listen to your gut and set your own course. Even if it doesn’t […] More

Smile

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”―Dr SeussAs the holiday season ends, and I reflect on time with family and miss those no longer with us; sometimes I am overwhelmed with feelings of sadness. I try to be grateful for the amazing memories and wonderful people who have blessed my life for the better.  Without […] More

Good News

“Bad news early, is good news.”―Angus Brown No one likes hearing bad news, but typically it is always better to know sooner than later. Whether it is a staffing change, budget cuts, event cancellation, a breakup, etc- the earlier we know, the earlier we can better adapt and shift course. So if you must deliver […] More

Bigger Person

“If you constantly need to be the bigger person, don’t surround yourself with small people.”―Wesley Snipes The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. If you […] More

Be the Energy

“Don’t adapt to the energy in the room. Influence the energy in the room.”―Unknown We don’t always realize how much our mood, attitude, and drive can be affected by those around us. It’s important that we are mindful of how our energy affects others, as well as how we allow the energy of others to […] More