Valentine’s Day has come and gone. The chocolate has all been eaten and the flowers have faded and dropped their petals.
Life continues as everything around us turns from shades of red and pink to a vibrant green as we anticipate the celebration of an Irish Saint. But before we move on, let’s stop and remember the essence of what Love truly is.
Let me brag for one moment…I cleaned my house yesterday! I put away my Christmas decor and the piles of beautiful Christmas cards. I did lots of laundry after two weeks of traveling and snow days. I put some “old” things into bags for donations, for friends, and organized my “hidden” closets. Now, for reality. I don’t like to clean. I am not the kind who delights in organizing my home and I admire those who do. It’s a gift you bring to the world. In fact, I try to borrow a little of those gifts from my ten-year-old daughter at times, but I think she has caught onto my free “child labor” techniques.read more
Leaders regularly come into our counseling and coaching offices depressed, burned out, anxious, angry, or leaking behaviors they are not proud of, and they just want it fixed. The reality for many is that things cannot get fixed unless we connect emotionally to the…read more
You know that feeling you get when you slide on the perfect pair of shoes for a specific task at hand? Things just feel right. If you’re on your feet all day in the office, it’s the pair that looks and feels good. For my outdoor projects, my Danner Boots are my go-to’s. If you are just…read more
Do you want a better nights sleep? What if I told you that it is possible to know the most effective way to reach another person, and with a little effort or attention to the core values in yourself and in others, you could dramatically improve the quality of the...read more
In coaching parents to lead their children well, we often say: “Rules without Relationship breeds Rebellion” and “Relationship without Rules breeds Entitlement.” We also believe, that a home without choices and practiced failure breeds insecurity. Sara Blakely,...read more
Check out this intelligent and compelling argument for No Shades of Grey in our relationships! In a two-part presentation, Pastor Bill Towne of Rolling Hills Community Church tackles the hard issues with a solid footing in the scientific research and in the...read more
When one thinks of the gifts that come from holding leadership positions, one generally thinks of the triumphs of success or the importance of legacy. I believe one of the greatest gifts that can come from leadership is – if allowed to happen – self awareness that...read more