Category: Living Series

Living: Mentoring and Coaching

One of my mentors said that she really hated that she didn’t play sports when she was growing up. She just thinks that people that played sports are accustomed to being “coached”, and they just do better in life and at work because of… Continue Reading “Living: Mentoring and Coaching”

Living: Taking Risks as Standard Operating Procedure

I went to Hawaii with a group called Women’s Quest this spring. A friend of mine, Elizabeth, had been telling me about these retreats for years and was just sure I would love it. I wasn’t so sure. I had this vision of these… Continue Reading “Living: Taking Risks as Standard Operating Procedure”

Living: The Search for Passion

“If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you. I came to live out loud.” -Emile Zola My friend Elizabeth posted this quote this morning on Facebook. It is her birthday, and I think it’s a lovely… Continue Reading “Living: The Search for Passion”

Living: Finding my Music

This series is about finding those things that make you who are. It’s about making life better. What makes your heart sing? What touches your soul? I’ve discovered in midlife (I hate to say it, but I’m dangerously close to the senior citizen category.… Continue Reading “Living: Finding my Music”

Living: Be Adventurous

Life is short. Be present. Be adventurous. This is my own motto. I used to be pretty rigid about being safe. I had good reason to be. I suffered from anxiety. I still do. But, I’ve learned that one way to combat anxiety is… Continue Reading “Living: Be Adventurous”

Living: Running for Fun

  I am a runner, although I haven’t run since last weekend. But, last weekend I had a blast running. I’m not very competitive, but I have been known to work really hard to beat my time in half marathons. Runners call them PRs… Continue Reading “Living: Running for Fun”

Living: Sticking it to Me

I’ve shared that I struggled with depression for many years. My depression has actually turned out to be one of my most blessed gifts. I know that may sound weird, but it has forced me to take care of myself, and the fear of it… Continue Reading “Living: Sticking it to Me”

Living: Homemade Chai Tea

I am a coffee drinker, pure and simple. I like it as black and bold as it can get with lots of half and half. No sugar, please, I’m sweet enough. 😉 My email address for many years was “coffeefreak@hotmail.com.” I worked at Starbucks… Continue Reading “Living: Homemade Chai Tea”

Living: The Explosive Power of Words

Words move me. They always have. Growing up, I was a rock n’ roll fan. My first husband introduced me to country music. When I started hearing the words and stories in that genre, I was totally hooked. Give me a country song, and… Continue Reading “Living: The Explosive Power of Words”

Living: Building Community

I’ve had a lot of practice making friends in my lifetime. I’ve lived all over the country – Seattle, Jacksonville, South Texas, Knoxville, the Lake Michigan area, Pennsylvania and Memphis. In each of those places, I’ve had to start from scratch in making friends.… Continue Reading “Living: Building Community”

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