Category Archives: Mindset

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


Last week, I experienced a real moment of choice. I stopped at the grocery store early one evening to grab a coffee and some “snowzilla” provisions. Good thing I did, too, because I’m staring out the window at 13


When I launched out on my own in 2003, a mentor helped me get VERY clear on the reasons I had for starting my own business. They were and continue to this day to be: Freedom Flexibility Variety I

NO-gotiation How Bad Do You Want It


I was listening to a writer’s group podcast the other day and the caller was asking for advice about how to find time to write. One of the moderators (both of whom are writers) gave some really good suggestions

pause and ponder the sky


I just finished teaching my first two sessions created from my newest book Ponder This.  It was an exercise in pausing and pondering business and life. As participants were leaving, they told me, “This was great – very provocative!”

perfectionism equals procrastination


Have you ever seen a little kid fighting with another little kid over a toy? They push and pull and play a really bratty version of “keep away.” There might be yelling, screaming, or even an epic temper tantrum.

seeing what you expect to see


I’ve had three different experiences of not seeing what’s right in front of me. Three in a row makes me go, “Hmmm…” The first time this happened, I was sitting on the patio of a local restaurant. Our waitress

fishing lessons


Friday night found me attending a fly-fishing film festival at our local Oscar Blues Brewery. Being that I neither drink beer nor fly-fish, I wasn’t completely sure what I was in for. The first short film started and I