How often do we hear someone being described as “nice”? “Oh that such & such, she’s so nice.” That’s all good and well, but what the hell does “nice” actually mean?Read More The Business of Being Nice
It’s been a long time since I’ve hit this keyboard and it’s collected so much dust, you’d think it’s an antique. Well I’m back and picking up my pen and I’ve got some things to say.
Last year, I told you about how it was a new year, and how I was still the same person. This year, I’m changing my tune. I swore I’d never say this, but I guess it’s true: You can never say never.
To put it simply, I’m a heck of a lot different than I was last year and that’s okay.Read More Grit & Grace- Hello, 2020.
Hello, 2018. We’re just beginning the second month of 2018 all of the”new year, new me” posts have continued to flood my Facebook feed. I’ll just keep rolling my eyes as most of you “new year” folk make yourself a permanent home in denial. Sorry to harsh your mood, my friends. It may be a […]Read More New Year, Same Me
Tis the season to be busy…fa la la la…la la…crap! The older I get, the more the joy of the holiday season seems to dissipate. Weekends are filled to the brim with holiday obligations, dinners, and panicked Christmas shopping. Everyone has somewhere to be, and something to be doing. Netflix is taken over by Hallmark […]Read More Hitting The Pause Button
Monday mornings can be rough. You bid farewell to your beloved weekend, and trade for a healthy dose of reality. Before you can finish that final sip of the sweet nectar that is your coffee, your email explodes. Monday morning has officially begun. If you’re anything like me, you dread hearing that things are not going […]Read More Case of the Mondays- A Lesson in Teamwork
With the blustery weather lately, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Starbucks has released their coveted new cup design and wishlist features on websites have begun to pop up like Christmas lights on homes. Call me a grinch, but I refuse to give into the holiday hullabaloo until Thanksgiving has come and passed. […]Read More #thankful
The time of year has come where my family has begun asking the burning question, “What would you like for Christmas?” As I grow older, my list seems to grow shorter as the things I want in life are no longer items from a catalog. Can I have less debt for Christmas? How about all […]Read More Dearly Departed- RIP My Boots
I’m a sliver linings kind of girl. As much as I want to say that “everything is awful” sometimes, that simply isn’t true. A couple weeks ago, we covered a tough topic that affects far too many people. To put it simply, writing about sexual assault took it’s toll on me and I wasn’t sure […]Read More Weathering the Storm- Seeking the Silver Lining
This week, I struggled again with what to write. What makes me interesting? How do I tell my story? Once upon a time, there was a girl with holes in her sneakers, coffee in her blood, and a dog the size of the average man. Nah, I can do better than that. After spending the better […]Read More Making the Connection- 6 Things Marketing Has Taught Me
This week I’ve been seeing a tremendous amount of gut-wrenching posts on Facebook titled “me too”. For those of you that don’t know, this trend stems from an effort to raise awareness for sexual assault/harassment. The numbers are nothing short of astounding. To put it simply, more than 2/3 of my friends list has posted […]Read More Me Too. – A note.