It's hard to chose to be your best self, every single day. Be encouraged if you are still struggling with this. I have as well, but the lesson is in the journey. A few weeks ago, while driving my son to school, I recognized an opportunity to instill the importance of this into my son at an early age.
When you're all about positivity, progress and passion . . . being down can seem out of character. That's how I felt last week. I was having a tough time dealing with some difficult decisions concerning my youngest son. He's three years old, curious, funny, sweet, full of energy and on the Autism Spectrum. I should have given myself enough room to fully experience my emotions so that I could process and work through them. Instead, I defaulted to guilt. Why was I quick to deny myself a safe space?
If you've ever wondered why I insist on bright and colorful, here is part of the answer. It's not so much for show or attention . . . it's for me. I'm drawn to color, in my wardrobe, accessories and elsewhere because it reminds me to celebrate everyday moments, each day. Here is why that is important.
You know how people say "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"? I always thought that was some derivative (or at least second cousin) of the Biblical principal "you have not because you ask not". We understand that we need to ask for what we need: out of life, in relationships, from our careers or even [...]
Earlier this week, I attended a powerful event organized for moms and those in the community concerned about the current state of families, and their needs. The MOMs SUMMIT in Houston was a free event featuring Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee represents the 18th district of Texas [...]
In business, as in life, certain words catch hold and quickly become a part of everyday vernacular. A word I've heard a lot of lately is align. Of course, once you take notice of a word it feels like you hear it everywhere. While I've been thinking about what this word means, it helps that I have a very good visual reference. Here is what I learned from an unpleasant encounter last week.