Apr 12, 2024

“Wait. You rearranged the entire class schedule? But why?” My fork stopped between my spinach salad and my gaping math in the lunch room. “Because of the tests,” the teacher said with a look of disbelief. Let me back up. As the Director of Assessment, I created an intricate testing schedule for the entire school. […]

Mar 15, 2024

Enneagram is your not-so-secret advantage for creating higher employee engagement and creating a positive workplace culture.

Jun 2, 2023

I decided on a random Tuesday in January of 2022 that it’s never too late to be the most active participant in my life. I started walking out the front door every day for a short walk. I added time and activities. In May of 2022, I started a streak of moving at least 30 […]

Mar 3, 2023

I could feel the tears start in my throat, and I was a little surprised.  Why was I feeling so emotional about a training session? As the participant, not the speaker, I’d been anticipating this session for weeks. Calendar blocked, phone on do not disturb, and multiple beverages at the ready (because there’s always a […]

Nov 4, 2022

I howled with laughter as we careened around the corner of the Matterhorn Bobsled. We swished through tunnels and then out into the clear starry night. As we crested the top of the curve and Disneyland lay out under the crescent moon, I gasped with gratitude because I realized: I almost missed this. For years, […]

Aug 15, 2022

Three cousins walk into a bar.An illustration on conflict. A fireball on ice, cucumber soda, silver martini, and sampler app ordered at the counter, the group grabs a table, plunks down their white table number down, and start catching up. After 20 minutes of laughing and talking, they notice their appetizer has not arrived. Silver […]

Jul 1, 2022

It’s been a week, friends. It’s been a week. Congressional hearing bombshells, Supreme Court rulings, and a host of other issues have nearly everyone I’ve talked to off-kilter (at best). Today I was having lunch with a new friend at a delicious Mexican place with straws too big for the glasses. I, of course, got […]

May 12, 2022

Sitting in the theatre seats, I jerked upright when they called my son’s name. The directors awarded my senior the John Philip Sousa award. I honestly thought, there are better players in the band. (Don’t at me. My kid’s good. And other kids are objectively better.) As the teacher described the award, I realized it […]

Mar 7, 2022

My heart started racing and my eyes grew larger as the organizers of my TEDx event told us they had to cancel the full event and create a hybrid event. No longer was the full event in person, and the speakers would have to come to Canada to record two weeks before. When’s the last […]

May 13, 2020

Clutching the phone, my thumb hit call before my nerve evaporated. This conversation would be challenging and vulnerable. My palms were sweaty, & I was scared. My brain knows conflict is an opportunity for growth and connection. My emotions, however, hear air raid sirens.🚨🚨 I don’t dive headlong into conflict. I overlook and move past […]

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