Paying for the Magic

Recently, a friend was complaining about an upcoming business trip.  Between meetings, and presentations, manning a trade show booth, and group dinners, she was already exhausted.  It didn't sound like her company gave staff much room for variation on a set schedule. I suggested my favorite recipe for self-care on a business trip especially when... Continue Reading →

Leaders, Learn to Delegate!

Whether running a successful project, a company division, or volunteer organization, the biggest challenge for good leaders can be delegation. I hear so many reasons about why they can’t let go, and, I must confess, I’ve been guilty of it myself. The reasons seem to be clear but boil down to a few common themes:... Continue Reading →

Prepping for an Art Show

In our professional lives, we're all very used to validation. Some of us seek it! Are we doing the right deals? Making our sales numbers? Accumulating our billable hours? We stress about annual performance reviews because it's positive feedback -- often with "constructive criticism", but whatever. (Another post about how terrible leaders rely on performance... Continue Reading →

Facing Fear

Last night I had a scary dream. Not scary in the classic vampire or clown sense, but one where I was faced with making a choice. I won't go into details, there were two options with two people, and I went with the one that offered, ultimately, the thing I wanted the most even though... Continue Reading →

Getting Started

It's been a long time.  Some of you remember me from Feed Me/Drink Me.  Others from Hoosiers Ate My Brain.  Still others know me through writing, editing, publishing, not for profit work, blogs, travel, food and wine.  No matter how we are all connected, it's time to create a little good energy in the world. ... Continue Reading →

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