Be Nice

Be nice. Such a simple statement. Such profound advice. Several times last week, I was reminded of the huge difference it makes when someone is simply pleasant. Gracious forgiveness for my late arrival. Sincere appreciation for a small favor. Personal note of encouragement. Words of affirmation that were specific. Door … Continue reading

Why Need Less, Give More?

Need Less, Give More….Why? It’s not about money.  It’s not making less.  It is about consuming less, using less, needing less.  And, sharing, giving, more money… to organizations and individuals and causes, without agenda and, sometimes,  “just because.” And it is about giving more than money.  It is about being available to … Continue reading

Curiosity More than Passion

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I am a curious person. I always want to know how someone has become who they are at present…want to know their story.  I love google and I grab my phone or computer, often in the middle of conversations, to find out the meaning or location or etiology or image.  … Continue reading

Every Moment Counts

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Dave and I have had 17 different addresses in our 41 years of marriage.  Granted, 41 years is a long time, but 17 moves is a lot of moves, too.  5 states, much criss-crossing, many miles driven, boxes loaded, possessions weeded out, change of address cards mailed. My favorite place? … Continue reading

How Does a Coach Help?

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My role as a coach changes with every client and with every meeting.  My approach is fluid and organic.  Currently, I’m helping a client say “NO” to opportunities. The reasons to say yes are many and varied » Some people get asked all the time.  Saying “NO” can be hard to … Continue reading

Get Back into the Groove

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In the groove. Smoothly making it happen, getting it done.  Keeping priorities and accomplishing the important.  That’s the sweet spot when we are doing what we know we want to and should be doing. Then, something comes up to bump us out of our groove. Holidays.  Visitors.  Sickness.  Appointments.  The … Continue reading