Embracing Change as an Opportunity

As the year comes to a close, many of us will look ahead and focus on what we want to accomplish in the new year. We buy planners, set up new apps and prepare for change. We get excited to accomplish everything we set the intention to achieve without giving a thought about the potential…

3 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Gasp! How can I be talking about the holidays already? I noticed a few weeks back that the Halloween decorations were starting to grace the shelves of my favorite stores and the aisles were getting cleared to make room for Christmas items. Every year it feels like the holiday craze starts earlier and earlier. I…

Conquering Confidence

Have you ever encountered someone who seems so confident? I’m talking about the kind of confidence that others sense as soon as that person walks into a room. It’s not arrogance, just a simple or quiet confidence you can feel. We see this in business and personal experiences. Sometimes you’re left to wonder, “Why don’t…

The Cost of Fear

Fear is a powerful emotion. It can save us from a life-threatening situation with a fight or flight response. It can also keep us from experiencing valuable growth when we overcome new challenges. Fears we create from within can hold us back from reaching new heights in our careers and personal relationships. They can be…

Being a Working Mom During a Pandemic Part III

We’re about to hit a milestone I never imagined we’d cross. It’s been almost one year since we went to remote work and online schooling. How can that be? It was a mid-March shift in 2020 many thought would be temporary. I figured we’d be working remote for a few weeks and then return to…

Setting Goals During a Pandemic

2020 proved to be a year of chaos, uncertainty and great sadness because of Covid-19. It’s been almost one year since I moved to remote work and started the social distancing odyssey that is still ongoing. Nobody really knows when we will return to normal or what the new normal will look like. I suppose…

2020: The Year of Covid

We knew Covid-19 was coming as we celebrated Christmas 2019. I remember watching the news of the world and seeing it spread across the map toward the United States. The last time I traveled was early March 2020 and that was a little scary with the virus spreading so rapidly. I planned to meet my…

5 Ways To Build Your Resilience

Resilience is one of my favorite topics to learn about these days. We have so much to deal with as we face COVID-19, racial inequalities and unemployment. Resilience simply put is one’s capacity to overcome difficulties, challenges and even trauma. There’s nothing simple about it though. Do you ever wonder how some people bounce back…

Book Review: The Four Doors

It seems odd to be writing a book review when we’re in the middle of a pandemic. I read The Four Doors when I was on a flight out to San Jose, California about a week before the panic shopping and stay home orders began. It was my annual trip to the Bay Area where…

Being a Working Mom During a Pandemic Part II

Where has the month gone? I read my last post about Being a Working Mom During a Pandemic Part I and realized how far we’ve come in 30 days. We left off with the overwhelming transition into homeschooling and remote work. It was a huge undertaking to get familiar with the Google classrooms, lesson plans…