With almost a year under our belts in this bizarre pandemic life, maybe this daily deluge of details means something completely different to me now in 2021 than it did in 2018, 2019 or even 2020. Details. What details?! If you are a person currently "in charge" of any other living being - be it a spouse or partner, children, elders, neighbors, or even pets - you are probably already either laughing out loud or rolling your eyes, as you my friend, know exactly what I mean. Det
It's interesting when things converge in a way that is surprisingly unexpected and have the potential for interesting results. On this Presidents’ Day, : I have the day off work I might accidentally have an abundance of think time with today's plans I will most likely learn something new I don't know what day will bring. But I am excited to find out. Unrelated, but noteworthy. In 2019, during my year-long #52words52weeks blogging project, I wrote about magnitude in the contex
How perfectly fitting that my last Maximize Your Mondays post for 2020 is referencing my final post from my 2019 #52words52weeks series. It talks all about quiet, creativity, alone time, and doing our best work. My world has gotten louder with the pandemic, not quieter. How ironic that this piece challenges each of us to find more quiet space and time in our schedules. Until our kids are back to school and sports, and business trips resume for me or my spouse, I'll need to co
In 2019, Steve Cagle contributed to several of the blogs I posted during my #52words52weeks series. What a perfect blog to share today from 2019 on the importance of grace in our lives. He offers timeless reminders on kindness and grace and how much our world is in desperate need of more of both. Click here or above to read his words of wisdom!
Yes, I’m one of those women who try to do it all…not have it all…but try to do it all. And some days it’s pure bliss. And others, pure exhaustion. I’m sure I drive my family absolutely bonkers. I know I drive myself crazy some days. I had high hopes of writing an amazing post this month. Full of insight and reflection and research. Something people would want to share and like and maybe add a comment or two. But here I am at 10:00PM at night after an incredibly long day and I
Another year, another chance to be something better than before. A chance to strive for even more. To focus on continuous improvement in meaningful and specific ways. And maybe, just maybe, connect with a few of you trying to do the same. Last year, my New Year's Resolution was to blog weekly - one word per week. I was actually quite surprised that I never missed a Monday posting (my own self-imposed deadline). All 52 words that I chose to write about can be found here if you