This past week I learned two new terms. They have been important for me to reflect on in both my personal and work life. And it all started with listening to a podcast titled, “The Healing Power of Poo.” (This was not a recommendation from my daughter, it’s not that Pooh. *grin*) The podcast is … Continue reading What’s Poo Got To Do With It?
I’ve been quiet the past couple of weeks. Not because there wasn’t anything on my mind. More like tragic news and information overload to the point that I felt anything I had to say would be trite and unnecessary. If you’re human and you’re awake, this is a difficult time. It feels like it’s one … Continue reading Practicing Gratitude
Give Me Some Space
Recently I was talking with a colleague and he mentioned he’d been scrolling through Instagram and came across a reel where the late Steve Jobs was talking about the importance of managers/leaders giving space for employees to ask questions and share ideas. Lately I’ve been helping my 2nd grade daughter with her sentence structure homework, … Continue reading Give Me Some Space
I Like You Just The Way Your Are
I’m taking a bit of a left turn from my employee engagement blog today to share something that touched me deeply this week in the hopes that it touches you and inspires something in you as well. It’s based on the life of Julia Child and it’s a scene from season one episode eight (“Foie … Continue reading I Like You Just The Way Your Are
Do What You Can
I was talking with a colleague the other day and she mentioned a quote that has stuck with me. I’m not sure who to attribute it to as it had been passed down to my colleague as well. The quote is, “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” I don’t … Continue reading Do What You Can
What’s The Rush?
Some of you may know that I’m a coach for ASCENT’s Transformational Leadership Program (TLP). Earlier this week, in our monthly meeting, one of the members was bemoaning the fact that they didn’t realize how much reading and time the program was going to take. They had a full plate with their work and were … Continue reading What’s The Rush?
You Could Use A Friend
I recently had a conversation with a manager where the question was asked, “In the absence of shared work, how do we create a shared culture?” This manager had created a team meeting specifically to share announcements and make connections. It starts with updates and things the team needs to know and then is opened … Continue reading You Could Use A Friend
What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Bruno
For a few weeks now, my daughter, Aria, has been walking around the house singing, “We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no, we don’t talk about Bruno…” It’s a very popular song from the recent Disney movie “Encanto.” The movie has received praise for its portrayal of healing from generational trauma. Recovering from trauma … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Bruno
Stop Writing Stories
The other day I was talking with a friend and she shared a quote with me that she’d been thinking about. It came from tiny buddha®. The quote went like this, “Stop letting other people write your story.” This resonated with me as I had recently done something that had an unintentional consequence that bothered … Continue reading Stop Writing Stories
Relax, It’ll All Work Out
About a year ago, I started a podcast. My Dad had passed away and I needed something to distract me and focus my energy in a positive way. Because of the nature of the work I do and my love of and interest in positive psychology, I decided to create a new way to spread … Continue reading Relax, It’ll All Work Out