Life causes all of us to lose ourselves. Be it the stress, pressure and activities of everyday living or perhaps the impact of a global pandemic. From time-to-time, we must actively fight to return to our self — our true self.
So much is out of our control these days but we do have control of how we show up and engage with others. Let’s reach past what we do and take time to explore who we really are.
One day, we will be able to hug again, high five again and be socially near again — let’s be prepared to savor it.
It is not all good — nor is it all bad. Be willing to accept that things are complicated these days. Be bold in your commitment to honestly share the messy but also proudly claim the successes along the way.
When the circumstances you are facing feel impossible to change, your ability to laugh may be what is needed most. The lighthearted opportunities are there if you are willing to lift your eyes above the challenges and recognize them.
The very act of walking through this surreal time in our lives will be an exercise in growth and development for each of us. And, our kids are watching! I will forever remind my kids and myself that it does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
With the need for parents everywhere to teach their children at home, a key to sustainable success is balancing strategy with spontaneity.
When I left law enforcement to pursue a career in marketing and communications I was concerned that I had left my calling and would never find work that was as deeply satisfying. I was wrong. This journal excerpt and reflection underscores how we can all find ways to use our gifts and talents for good.
An additional layer of social distancing that is necessary for me, as I work to stay emotionally well in an unprecedented period of time, is taking a break from Facebook.
Today is Day 1 of a new reality of for our family, and so many families across the country. We are navigating the unknown as we balance a widespread school closure with the inability to have get togethers, with the overlay of two working parents who must still show up. There are undeniably stressors within …
Sitting here this morning I’m oscillating between two realities. The first is that I don’t want to even write or say COVID-19 or Corona Virus because this global pandemic is all-consuming our lives and society right now. I’m in a place where I want to silently protest by not even mentioning it. I want the …
I’m currently fighting writer’s block so I decided to put on music to try to enter into a place of inspiration. As I sat here working to determine what would inspire me, I finally landed on a song from the Frozen 2 soundtrack. Yeah, that’s where I’m at in life. A Disney movie is top …
Being stubborn is often seen as a negative quality. Let’s rethink it as a demonstration of perseverance, the will to go on and dedication.
Thanks to my Facebook time hop I was notified that three years ago today I was on the stage at TEDx VCU, fulfilling a dream to deliver such a talk. It was incredibly surreal to see that memory pop up and caused me to pause and reflect on all that has transpired in three years. …