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Reflections on Mother’s Day

Reflections on Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Passing: Reflection and Action During the last several months, several special women in my life have passed away. Following the death of my own mother last August, many of my dear friends have also lost their mothers. Sammi and Doug...

Taking Off Again

Taking Off Again

After 15 months of being grounded, I am back on an airplane, literally writing this from 20K feet. I'll admit that this is a bit weird, foreign and familiar all at the same time. If you are about to re-enter the world of travel, I hope these insights and...

Catalyst for Hire Part I

Catalyst for Hire Part I

You know how when you hear something 2-3 times you start paying attention? This is what has happened to me over the last month while writing a chapter of my second book. A story surfaced about work I did years ago and with time passing, I am now seeing it in...

Catalyst for Hire Part II

Catalyst for Hire Part II

It is crazy to me that I launched my new company and my new website, PurposeStone.com, this spring and that I am just now coming to this realization. I have struggled with developing this website because I did not feel comfortable making it about me and...

Clues, Yellow VW’s, and Purpose

Clues, Yellow VW’s, and Purpose

Clues to better understand our own purpose and how they connect to the organizations we belong to are everywhere. Research shows that when we look for something, our brains go into search mode to find it. The question makes our brain “sticky” so that when it...

The Gift of Others

The Gift of Others

Do you ever feel like you don’t understand your own power and impact until you open up to someone else? I recently had a powerful experience that reminded me of this lesson that I keep learning. Eckhart Tolle says it well, “…my relationships are here to make...

The Tulip and the Frog

The Tulip and the Frog

Somehow, I find such joy in the simplicity of a simple flower. I practice taking pictures of all the things I think are beautiful (when I can remember to!) as I go through my day. I use these pictures every morning as part of my gratitude journal. My journal...

The Path and the Headlight Strategy

The Path and the Headlight Strategy

This morning I was taking my dog Bella out for a walk and came down this wooden pathway that I have taken so many times before. But this time something struck me. A branch was hanging down over the path, torn down from last night’s rain and blocking view of...