March 7, 2019

The United Nations (UN) began celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 1975. Nationally, we have come a long way in the past 40 years, but we have further to go when it comes to gender balance globally. Given its commitment to global cooperation and human righ...

March 21, 2017

A new season brings new opportunities...

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees." - Amelia Earhart

October 17, 2016

As noted on Wikipedia "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."-a proverbial phrase used frequently that can encourage optimism and a positive view in the face of negativity or adversity. It states lemons suggest sourness or challenges in life, while lemonade is  sw...

September 16, 2016

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do some much." Helen Keller

I have found over the years that when I try to do things...personal or professional completely on my own it can work out...but not always. I will not say that including others guarantees a positive...

June 17, 2016

It has been a rough week in the USA with horrific acts of terrorism and senseless loss of life and tragedy. I have been a bit shocked into silence this week because I just wasn't sure how I felt about a lot and what was worth saying.

I took my young step-son to see the...

So many things in our personal and professionallives seem to be black or white.

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone thinks their life is more challenging than others...and in some cases that can actually be many cases it is not and we can be our own worst...


Thoughtful Tuesday ...


"Opportunities don't happen. You create them." - Chris Grosser


A good friend sent me this quote a few days ago knowing how much I enjoy the words of others and it got me thinking about the opportunities I have had throughout my life. I am very g...

"Success isn't final...failure isn't's the courage to continue that counts." -- Winston Churchill


Never give up on yourself...we so easily do that time and time again in life. We are kinder to others...more trusting of others...and help others succeed person...



The rules seem simple...but it is not always so easy to follow them! #2 is my favorite!


Having the motivation and confidence consistently is challenging...but I believe...we must strive to incorporate these rules into our daily lives...professionally and personally!



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