Limiting Beliefs

Self-Limiting Beliefs A small incident last week put me face to face with the reality of self-limiting beliefs. It wasn’t a life-changing issue, but it brought to mind the weightier beliefs we all have that don’t serve us well. Often, they show up in our self-talk. “I could never write a book.” “I’m no good […]

My Mom is Smarter than Google

There is a high price we have all paid for every convenience the Digital Age offers. Now, instead of having a conversation when a quick answer is needed, we ask Alexa. Or Google a phrase and get millions of answers in seconds. It’s handy, but we’ve lost something valuable in the process. A Facebook post […]

Five Ways to Have a Better Conversation

Our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time. It’s easy to dismiss this notion, but the power of our words is inestimable. The art of engaging in clear, confident, and coherent conversation seems to be going the way of the fax machine. The major difference is that the value of face-to-face communication skills will […]

Leadership Under Fire

Last week, I attended the promotion and pinning ceremony for the South Walton Fire Department. Our son was recognized as a new officer – a result of hard work and determination as he developed his leadership abilities and technical acumen.  It was such a privilege to be among the family, friends, and off-duty officers who […]

Above Envy

I spent every summer of my childhood at my grandmother’s beach house in North Florida, cavorting with my cousins in the waters of the bay that served as our back yard.  We always had crab traps and it was a grand adventure every day to haul them up from the edge of the dock to check […]