Where does the time go?

There’s an age-old saying that “time flies.” We’re all adults; we know it’s the truth. Time really does fly by and with each passing year, it seems to go faster and faster.    I’ve been doing a little research on this. Why is it that when we're small, summer feels like an eternity but as […]

Having a Balanced Summer

Balancing Summer Fun and Responsibilities   My second born made her appearance on June 21st, 13 years ago. (Happy birthday, sweet girl.) Each year on her birthday we also get to celebrate the summer solstice and officially welcome summer! Luckily, it’s even starting to feel like summer here in Chicago despite the fact the kids […]

The Power of Intention

Powerful Intention   We are on the precipice of summer and, for many, it’s an exciting time but it’s not usually a relaxed time.   I know that sounds strange. When we think of summer we picture idyllic, warm, sunny days playing and resting. That sounds lovely. But if you’re an entrepreneur or industry leader, […]

Celebrating One Year of The Brave Files!

Today, April 12th marks the 1st birthday of our little baby podcast, The Brave Files!   Happy Birthday to us!! The last year has been so full of lessons and love. I’ve learned that, despite my best efforts, some times technology just messes with me. I am unbelievably grateful to our audio producer, Andrew Olson, […]

Celebration Creates Gratitude

If you’ve been following along, you know that I am a passionate believer in the power of gratitude. I even wrote a book and journal about it! Most of you also know that I believe celebration is a lost art, and when we choose celebration, we choose joy, recognition, and growth.   So let me […]

Tolerations might be ruining your life

Dictionary.com defines the term ‘tolerate’ as ”to endure without repugnance; put up with.”   For me, when I stop to think about the things in my life that I simply “tolerate”, I find I’m allowing so much to get in my way. When I say this I don’t mean physically, although that giant pile of […]

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