"I try to check in with myself regularly, and it's important. The speed of life and the first world frustrations of traffic, technology and a society that feeds on fake news, can make it hard to maintain balance, but I have set a life goal of staying as kind as possible, as often as possible."Read More
Natalie Asatryan may be young, but she's mighty. She became the youngest certified female yoga instructor in the US at just 12 years of age, and she's working hard to make a difference by partnering with The Unstoppable Foundation - one of my recent faves when it comes to non-profits doing great work.Read More
Yesterday I had tea with a lovely young man and his mother. Patrick, who now works with me weekly on editing projects for the digital content work we do for clients, is a wonderful fella I've known for a few years now.
He's a shining example of the kind of unique workers we can hire when we look outside the "norm." I met Patrick through the AMVA (www.actorsforautism.org) program that takes young people just out of high school and teaches them practical film/production skills. He's been a terrific asset and his intelligence, wit and work ethic continue to amaze me.Read More
This week I had the chance to be the keynote speaker at a local Rotary club, and I had a great time. I've spoken at various Rotary Clubs around the city, and every time I am pleasantly reminded of how many gracious and giving people live in this community.Read More
"We are force-fed this mentality that we should have a massive audience, a large platform, a voice that ricochets across the nation with power and conviction, and yet we have not learned to stop, breathe, be grateful and simply LOVE moment by moment." - Shanna Forrestall, Forrestall ConsultingRead More
It’s no secret that the “energy” and “expectations” we carry into each day affect not only us, but the people around us. So as we think about how to grow our influence and our business, it’s worth focusing on what we can do to bring a positive slant to the work we do each day.Read More
"Many of the great love affairs of my life were not with traditional lovers, but with the friends who have come into my life to carry me through dark passes, or who were there to celebrate joyous moments, or who pushed me to become more than I am, because they ... saw me!"Read More
The older I get, the more I realize that life is not easily defined. As a child in a religious home, we read stories of good and bad in the Bible and other fairy tales, but as an adult in a gray world, that’s hardly the case.
People are not just one or the other. Good or Bad. Hero or Antagonist. Many times, they’re both, it just depends on the day....Read More