New Beginnings

This week many of my former colleagues were let go from Macys Inc. as the company restructured. Almost 4000 positions were eliminated. Having been through I believe 9+ mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, and restructures, I know how difficult this can be for everyone. Even if…

Life Lessons from Gardening

Over the past four days I have been inspired to work in our home gardens after our daily run/walk. With sunny warm days and the Summer Solstice this weekend, it seemed like the perfect time to get my hands dirty. It has been a…

Finding Courage

This week I continue to be reminded of the importance of courage. We all need more of it to better deal with the chaos, the pandemic, politics, racial issues, protests, quarantine fatigue, unrest, the homelessness, the economy, the climate, our own physical, emotional and…

Are You Tough Enough?

Not a question I would normally be asking, however being Mentally Tough is needed now more than ever. At first, I found it a challenge to describe myself as tough!  I consider myself a caring, sensitive, loving, positive and upbeat person. I value others…

Not Okay

We are living in very troubled times. I am shocked, saddened, in disbelief and genuinely concerned by what is happening in our world. And especially how we, human beings, are treating one another. Even though we say “we are all in this together”, our…

Gearing Up

The term “Gearing Up” usually refers to getting ready for something, especially an upcoming action or event, or preparing for something. It can be used for any number of things, small or large, minor or major, just about anything.  For me, it is a…

Finding your 2nd Wind

According to Wikipedia, a Second Wind is a phenomenon in distance running, such as marathons or road running (as well as other sports), whereby an athlete who is out of breath and too tired to continue suddenly finds the strength to press on at top performance with less exertion….

Finding Solutions

When faced with a challenge (problem), how do you respond?  I for one, go into overdrive. My mind offers up sometimes crazy ideas and potential solutions that at first seem ridiculous. However, it only takes one of those ideas to solve the puzzle. Or…

The Sights, Sounds and Scents of Spring

As the weather turns warmer, and the days get longer, I am tuning into nature more and realizing how special it is and how enlivening it feels. A few of my favorite happenings recently: Waking up to the birds singing Having a ladybug fly…

Learning Life’s Lessons

Lessons are all around us. Not only in a classroom environment, an online course, a workshop, seminar or other structured formal setting. Lessons surround us all the time in our daily life. We learn from each other and from the world events. Everything that…