This blog is about my reaction to words we run into every day. At different times in our lives even simple words mean different things. My wish is that when you read my blog you feel something you did not feel before and motivate yourself toward something new.


December 15, 2015

In the past week, two clients told me they would like to develop the skill of “being brief”.  They feel they talk too much therefore sounding less confident when they communicate. Mastering and knowing when to activate this skill can mean closing an important deal or simply empowering a colleague or someone we love to […]

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September 20, 2015

We all use words that are unnecessary, whether it’s over-communicating or inserting a negative overtone.  Working one-on-one with clients, together we carve out certain words they are using that may be keeping them from saying what they want to say or from having their family, friends or co-workers understand them more fully. I call the […]

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July 22, 2015

Life is not easy. I used to work hard to not say that because the focus of my work is what is working. This statement worked against my mantra. It’s hard for me to write and harder to say because all the words surrounding the word YES are light and make it sound like “easy” […]

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May 23, 2015

                                  Last month,  I took a trip with my men, James (16) and Harry (13), to visit a few colleges James is considering when he applies next year.  In six days, we covered five campuses in four states. The […]

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March 31, 2015

I have the “model walk” down solid. You know the one seen on the runway, showing the styles for next year?  One hand on my hip, the other dangling like spaghetti, my eyes staring forward, and then a horse-like strut lifting my legs and stomping as I walk. The model walk comes out when I’m […]

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January 28, 2015

Here we are, a few weeks into a new year! For many of us it’s time to look at the lists of things we’d like to do, commitments we need to make and things we need to change. Clean the slate. Start over. What about the many events we had in 2014? How did you […]

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November 7, 2014

You were born with a voice. Your voice gives you the power to communicate what you want from and to every space you enter. You transfer that power to a gadget when you type or text what you want to say.  Don’t get me wrong, I love these gadgets because they enable me to be […]

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September 12, 2014

This is a big month for most parents. It is the beginning of a new school year for the children we manage on a daily basis and many words apply: binders, tryouts, loose-leaf, lunch money, schedule, test, homework, snack, bus stop, pencils. Those words, along with the sound of crickets, are a reminder of how […]

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August 12, 2014

Two weeks ago I put my children on a plane to spend the weekend with my brother and sister-in-law in Minneapolis. Their early flight meant we had to be at the airport by 5am.  I also had a very important meeting that was months in the planning that started at 9am.  Their flight would take […]

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July 1, 2014

There are so many spaces in a day where we hear what we are doing wrong and how we can do better.  The news, social media and our own heads generate lists of how we can improve. As those lists grow, so does the drain on our energy field. Let’s renew, celebrate what we are […]

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