The House of Cards Effect

Recently I was waiting on line at a coffee shop when a child fell into a full-on tantrum, complete with a perfectly executed flop-down pose. You know the pose I’m talking about: The child’s mother, her nose stuck in her iPhone, did nothing. “What’s wrong with her?” I thought. “Doesn’t she know how annoying that is?” I got my coffee and settled in to re...
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Let’s Get Personal

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different…discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering...making for some cranky moments at the coffee shop. The topic at hand? A small, single flyer that he designed for one of my new upcoming workshops. “I think it should look like this,” he said, pointing to his computer screen and expla...
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The Truth Behind Your Guts

I had an awkward moment this week. We're all prone to them at certain times in our lives. Mine happened while meeting with a potential client who wanted me to provide some trainings for his staff. When he asked me if I knew anything about his company, I knew I had to fess up. So I said: “Yes, I do. In fact, I was brought in for a training once before. A...
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What’s Up with All the Honking?

This week's blog is available in podcast form!  You can listen/download here: What's Up With All the Honking? Want more? Let me know by answering the quick poll at the end of this post. If enough people say "yup" then I'll keep 'em coming, post some old favorites, and publish them to iTunes. Now, onto the blog... Recently I found myself in a new city...
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What Two Girl Scouts Can Teach Us All

It happened at a grocery store on a Sunday evening. Hubbie and I were pooped from a day of errand-filled frenzy and this was our last stop on the journey. As we made our way down to the parking garage, loaded up with bags, there stood two adorable little Girl Scouts. Lily and Lisa. I don’t mind telling you that, as we made our way down the stairs and saw...
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