On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership and joy

The holiday season is laden with words like, happy, merry, wonderful, and on and on. I was thinking about the word JOY and how it manifests in our lives. What does it mean when someone brings you joy? How does it feel to be joyous? Joy is often a bit of a surprise. You can’t.. read more →

5 Ways to have a perfect Christmas every day of the year

You know the songs;” it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and you feel that warm, fun feeling spread through your body, even though it is a rainy day in December. Or maybe “Frosty the Snowman” runs through your mind and you hear the laughter and rustle of opening those special gifts on Christmas.. read more →

Missed the fireworks by a day

We were there on Friday. Yup. We were at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Even had lunch at The Volcano House. We stood at the steam vents (great for a facial) and went as far as we could go to get some “hot” pictures of Kilauea and the lava flow. Missed the big show by.. read more →

Leadership and kindness

Are you tired from all the bully boss blogs? Tired of all the negativity and “gotcha game” complaints that go from co-worker to co-worker? Do you play in the CYA arena and get stocked with all the gossip at work? The month of December is the most gossipy month of the year. Office parties often.. read more →

A time to remember and honor

When Danny stood at the grave site of his brother he was angry and still in shock. Neil had been a victim of a stray bullet. No he was not in uniform fighting for his country. He was a teen walking down the street in Chicago three months ago. Alexa’s father cannot forgive. His daughter.. read more →

Review of Mother’s Day

Hey mom…did you get flowers, a potted plant, candy, a dinner at the best local eatery? Did you get a phone call? A Card? Was the communication nostalgic or trite? Was there an edge of animosity or real appreciation? Mother’s Day is a multi-layered, complex day filled with stuff that is often unsaid by both.. read more →

Better than the Super Bowl

We finished the GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND early enough for everyone to get to their Super Bowl parties with plenty of time. The gals could then take what they learned about male and female brain differences right into real life. Perfect place to observe!   Who made sure the dip and chip trays were full? Who.. read more →

Happy Helpers and Healthy Holidays

  Remember the ad that said “reach out and touch someone”?  (In case you need a refresher, click the link)  It is even more vital today when we are running full steam ahead and have so little time to stop and stress is our number one companion.   We know it is good to show.. read more →

Why Every Day is Father’s Day

The powerful triangle of mother-father-child is constantly being reviewed and dissected. As we get close to Father’s Day it gives us time to think about the power of this relationship. Is your father a beloved and respected human or merely seen as a sperm donor? Hard thoughts that need to be discussed. For, as I.. read more →

Pay Attention

  This is a time to really, really look at the meaning of success, of relationship, and in honor of the Fourth of July, of freedom.   Please go to Examiner.com where I am a writer and check out the blog I did about Jon Gosselin who is in our Total leadership Connections program. Jon lives in.. read more →