The thrill of facing fear

I am an introvert. That means this isn’t my natural habitat. For years, I wished I could be more outgoing because if nothing else, it would come in handy during networking events. When I came to terms with being an introvert, I allowed myself to opt-out of opportunities. I turned down an offer early in my career to speak at a community… Read more →

There’s more than one way to crack an egg

Seeking imperfection is a constant process. Sometimes, I take one step in the right direction and many steps the other way. Recently, the kids wanted to bake their own cakes for a cake auction. The night before, three cakes became two cakes; the girls decided to work together. My son prepared his boxed cake mix while the oven warmed up. I demonstrated how to hold an egg… Read more →

Feel good about saying no when you need to

I’m often asked to give a dollar, spare change or a few hours of my time. I enjoy giving, and there are so many ways to give. I volunteer my time throughout the year to a few organizations. A friend of mine recently had her very first book published, and I donated a copy of it to the local library yesterday. There, at the library,… Read more →