May 18 2022

Surviving Uncertainty

2022-05-18T07:35:47-05:00May 18th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Why do I say “surviving?”  Because, the challenge of not knowing what’s next feels like it could actually be life-threatening.  As human beings, we expect to have feelings of CERTAINTY about life changes and choices we make.  A part of learning and growing is we accept some things as “truth” that keep us grounded.  New [...]

Apr 27 2022

Five Lessons From Hardship

2022-04-28T10:13:46-05:00April 27th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

In 2021, I discovered that I had an acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumor, growing on my left-side hearing and balance nerves. The growth rate was alarming, and my doctors recommended removal. I had a successful surgery in January and gratefully, seem to be in the clear at this time. However, for someone who is normally [...]

Apr 21 2022

Ready, Fire, Aim

2022-04-21T10:49:22-05:00April 21st, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

I work in a “measure twice, cut once” profession. To be honest, I’m more of a “throw it at the wall and see if it sticks” personality. But for each project I own, steps are carefully laid out months in advance. Details are meticulously reviewed. Often, the pressure to get things right is high. Not [...]

Apr 1 2022

Facing Suicide Head On

2022-04-01T13:30:51-05:00April 1st, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

On Wednesday, the younger sister of a close family friend ended her life. 18 years old, about to graduate high school and so full of promise, she must have felt so hopeless to choose to exit this world. As a parent and a sibling, I feel enormous pain for the parents and siblings of this [...]

Mar 23 2022

Relearning to Focus

2022-03-23T14:29:40-05:00March 23rd, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

In the past, I have been very good at focusing. But in the last few years, I have noticed a real decline in my ability to do so. I’ve been finding my thoughts jump from topic to topic like clicking the hyperlinks in the middle of online articles. My retention of new information hasn’t been [...]

Mar 10 2022

Ubuntu: Our Ripple Effect in the World

2022-03-14T07:16:53-05:00March 10th, 2022|Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

This past week, the news around us has been bad. With the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces,  three officers being charged for not intervening in George Floyd’s death, the continued impacts of the pandemic, and bullying and acts of racism in the school districts around me, I wasn’t sure what to pray for when [...]

Feb 10 2022

My 2022 Guiding Words

2022-02-10T13:07:08-06:00February 10th, 2022|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Each year, I use three words to shape my outlook for the year. These words guide my goal setting and decision making. They set the tone and express my hopes for the year ahead. Sometimes the words come to me quickly and with great clarity, other times I have to wait and search my heart [...]

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