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Empowering vs. Enabling

Empowering vs. Enabling

There is a fine line between empowering people and enabling them. This falls under boundaries. So often, the very things we do to help our friends, our children, and family members aren’t actually helping them. Instead, we’re setting them up to be weak instead of...

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Having boundaries is not a selfish thing, it’s a selfless thing. I can’t recall one speech, workshop, or coaching session in which there has not been overwhelming agreement among the participants that setting and sticking with boundaries is a problem.  Most times when...

A year to remember

A year to remember

I am sure you feel the same way I do that this year seems to have flown by faster than most. This time last year, I was helping my daughter with a newborn and as she adjusted to being a mom. It is surreal to see your baby have a baby and think it was not too long ago...

A Month of Reflection

A Month of Reflection

This is a very important month for me. Not only do I get to celebrate my grandson’s first birthday, but mine is just 5 days later. What a gift to share our birthday months! I know that was divinely orchestrated by our loved ones in Heaven and I am so grateful for...

Your Front and Center

Your Front and Center

Imagine you’re standing on a stage looking out at the rows and rows of people in front of you. In your life, the people who are closest to you are in what I call your front row. I’ve taught hundreds of people what I call the front row exercise. It’s about making sure...

Becoming a better leader

Becoming a better leader

Becoming a better leader in your personal and professional life from nationally recognized speaker and author Carey Conley. I recently found and dusted off a book that I’ve had forever by Wayne Dyer, one of my all-time favorites. It’s called Wisdom of the Ages: 60...

The Power of Family Vision

The Power of Family Vision

Do you have a vision for your family? I wish that as my kids were going up that I would have talked about this more. Sure, they knew my vision. I asked them their goals and my husband Ross and I encouraged them to follow their dreams. But I don't think that we spent...

Spring Cleaning For Your Life

Spring Cleaning For Your Life

It’s time for some spring cleaning (and I don’t mean your closets)! Let’s work on clearing the obstacles in your path. If you already have the ‘spring cleaning’ bug and you’ve begun purging rooms, garages, and basements of all the things that are cluttering their...

The Law of the Lid

The Law of the Lid

Have you heard of the Law of the Lid? The brainchild of John Maxwell, an author and leadership expert, goes like this: https://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-law-of-the-lid/ Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. The lower an...