For most of my life, visibility has been a struggle. What I mean is my being seen, truly seen, by others.  As a kid, being around people my own age made me uncomfortable and self-conscious.   There was an internal voice always comparing my life with theirs, and I always came up short.  It was more than our…

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On my way back from a few days of solitude, I heard one of my favorite artists belting out lyrics about changing the world – and thought of you. Do you feel called, deep down, that you’re meant to do more with your life…to make a difference in the world? Do you feel called to…

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With all that is going on in the world, client and colleague conversations have been increasingly more open and raw. People who often guarded and filtered their words are sharing their personal stories of perseverance and how they feel more openly. I’ve received texts and emails from colleagues who had previously kept their distance, personally…

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In January, people ask what my theme of the year is.  What I’ve discovered is that the theme chooses me.  I’m uncertain if it’s because of the questions I ask myself or God, or if it’s what I’ve gleaned is mine to learn at the time. Either way, I simply have noticed that every year…

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It’s been an interesting year in many ways.  I’ve experienced deep gratitude and a depth of humility that brings me to my knees and moves to tears when I reflect on all I have.  Yet with shutdowns and lockdowns, my heart is heavy as parties, gift giving and conversations about being merry and jolly have been replaced with fear…

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With the swirl of all that is going on the planet right now, I’ve asked Michele Broad, certified women’s health nurse practitioner and owner of Well Women Network, to write about how to lessen the symptoms of stress.   Happy Reading!   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *…

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When I was promoted to the supervisory ranks in Federal law enforcement, I was sent back to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy for supervisory leadership training.   One of the classes was on communication.   Expecting to learn about how to speak to the press or talk your employees, I was surprised to see…

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Was something wrong with him?   Or was it me?   These were the running questions that went through my mind growing up.   I spent a lot of time with my grandparents.    My grandmother expressed her love in a big way both verbally and physically. She oozed affection, had a contagious laugh, and when…

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For many reasons, my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving.  The main reason has been because gratitude has been a life-changing force in my life.  Every day I get to choose how I will respond to the downs and ups in my life and business.  Every day I get to decide whether to give energy to that…

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