Category Archives: Mindset

In June of this year, I gave the morning keynote talk at the Western Women’s Business Center’s annual conference. I spoke about my Grand Canyon trip, which also inspired my fourth book Make Some Room, and how I learned to

Our motorhome Gru

There is a Swahili saying that I’ve been clinging to recently: Life has meaning in the struggle.  Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the gods…. so let us celebrate the struggles.” I haven’t written a blogpost here

Once, a client of mine tried to introduce me to his team. He looked over at me and said, “I don’t know what to call you because you won’t tell me.” I’ve had this problem for several years, but


Through many years of coaching and consulting with people, I’ve come to realize they always come to me with a “Truthache.” It usually masquerades as a problem declared like this: If I could just find the right system… If

31 notes from nature

As the winds of change are blowing in…I’m introducing 31 Notes from Nature to help beat back the crazies. Here’s a bit of back-story first… I’m reflecting on the mid-October ‘unplugged” retreat my husband Nelson and I hosted for nine business

Strange magic has been happening in business land for me and things have taken a decidedly different turn this year. Here’s what’s been happening: 1. I lost interest in writing after I published my fourth book this summer. I don’t know

I had a conversation recently with a sweet friend (who is also an entrepreneur). We were sharing business updates and she admitted to me what a hard year she’d had. “It has felt like I’ve failed at everything I’ve

Pokemon Go

All I keep hearing about right now is this “Pokemon GO” game. It’s described it as an augmented reality game which is free-to-play, location-based, and multiplayer. The online mobile game also supports its own custom “wearable tech.” Sure. Whatever. Instead, I have

rafting the French Broad River

“You did what?!?” is usually what people say after I’ve just told them about my most recent adventure in getting miles outside of my comfort zone. See, my husband Nelson and I just spend 13 days rafting the entire

Your actions and decisions today will shape the way you will live in the future.

I want to talk about regret versus possibility…see, my husband Nelson and I are dreamers (and doers). We talk a lot about things we want to do and places we want to go. We talk about who we want