The Practice of Forgiveness

  Forgiveness – such a noble concept, yet it can be so elusive in our human existence. Why is the practice of forgiveness so hard? Approximately 6 weeks ago, I felt like I was punched in the gut when I was on the receiving end of what I perceived as sarcasm, and hurtful words by… Read More

Role Playing at Work…

  To hear audio version, click link below:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W6XZv2wQ Last Friday was Halloween, a day where dress code as most of us know it, goes completely out the window!  As I walked around our office checking out the various costumes,  I was amazed by the creativity and imagination of some of our associates and… Read More

When Your Plan Goes KERPLUNK!

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for it we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”  ~ Buddha Have you ever… Read More

Still learning after all of these years

My leadership team has a “stand up” meeting every Monday morning (well it is really a “sit down” done via phone because we are not all housed in the same office).  In an earlier blog post,  I talked about the fact that we are reading and reviewing the book How Did That Happen by Roger Connors and Tom Smith.  As we are moving… Read More

“Don’t Cry Sister” : Creating Change Through Music

I was out on a run yesterday afternoon to get back into my exercise routine after having a pretty erratic work-out schedule the past several weeks.  Life has been quite full since the beginning of July when my husband fractured his ankle while on our motorcycle trip which required surgery (resulting in… zero… zip… nada… weight… Read More

Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie or Glechoma hederacea (for those of you who insist on knowing the scientific name) is what is described by the University of Minnesota Extension Office as “a low-growing perennial weed”.  I describe it more as a royal pain in the … yard.  This obnoxious weed will take over a whole lawn if given any… Read More