I am especially sentimental this time of year. And not because of Christmas, but because of the upcoming New Year. I spend the last 30 days of the year looking back at the goals I’ve set over the past five years and thinking about what I want for the future.
My husband, Tim, was diagnosed with cancer on July 28, 2018. Our time together after diagnosis was a beautiful disaster. This is the 22nd day after my husband passed away from the complications of cancer treatment. Today I went to the camper we shared next to Timmy’s favorite lake in
I lost my husband to the complications of cancer this month. I have known this day was coming for 18 months, I just wasn’t quite prepared for it to happen now. I have so many lovely people in my network reaching out to help with food, wine, flowers, virtual hugs,
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership. It’s kind of a slippery little concept, isn’t it? It’s hard to define, and the granular details differ for everybody. But when we’ve seen it (or not seen it!) we know. I’m fortunate to work with some fantastic people. Individually they know when
We broke up, and of course, it hurt. Worse yet, no one reached out to see if I was ok with the relationship ending. It was expected that life would hum along just as before. This, unfortunately, is the ordinary course of things when a friendship ends. Have you noticed
I love writing, and yet I have been absent from the task for a couple of months. Honestly, I feel like I am in a cavernous creative rut these days. I think it’s just because I have been so busy. So many things have been going on. My husband started
What do you really want from your career? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Is it making a difference in another person’s life? What is the thing that gets you out of bed even on the hard days? For me, it’s simple. Show me the money. Sounds kind of cold
Crappy service is the owner’s fault. Not the employees, not even the manager. Attitude and approach are built into an organization from the top. It’s the culture, buy-in, and decisions about who has real power within an organization. These decisions influence hiring, onboarding, and training. The actions we take and
You are the words you say to yourself.