Interpersonal Ease

Make a Gratitude P.A.C.T.

Tuesdays during the summer are my weekly girlfriend bike rides. I meet Gwen, one of my closest friends, for our weekly gratitude cycling adventures. Our journeys take us around the DC monuments, through the parks, or along the local waterways....

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Start 2020 with Positive Energy

In a recent blog, “Visioning—A Picture of the Future" , I wrote about a spinal injury that left me paralyzed. I blogged about how I used visioning, to figure out what success would look like during my recovery and rehab. Three years...

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The Bomb Cosmetic

I recently had the opportunity to work with Joyce, a human resources professional extraordinaire. Joyce was a tall, confident, professional WOC, who everyone seemed to respect and admire. No matter how challenging her day or how severe the message was,...

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Visioning – A Picture of the Future

In 2009, I woke up in the intensive care unit from routine, minimally invasive spinal laminectomy surgery to excruciating pain and paralysis. Several months later, after two additional spinal surgeries, thirty days in intensive care, and months of rehab and...

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Find and Fix Your Blind Spots

“If one person tells you you’re a horse, they are crazy. If three people tell you you’re a horse, there’s conspiracy afoot. If ten people tell you you’re a horse, it’s time to buy a saddle.” —Jack Rosenblum, author ofManaging...

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Swatch For Success

During difficult years in the 1950s, my great-grandmother was a frugal quilter. She would quilt because we did not have money to buy blankets. Pieces of contrasting fabrics—swatches of plaids, colored dots on white backgrounds, and small checks of gingham...

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Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger . . .

In 1986 Janet Jackson’s single What Have You Done For Me Lately topped the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and was #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. She wrote the song after her 1985 divorce from James DeBarge, and it expresses a...

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Navigate​ The Unknown or Unfamiliar

In May, Jessica, my kayaking instructor/guide, asked, “What are the risks of kayaking?”  The eight of us standing on the boat dock shouted out answers.   “You might tip over.” “You might fall in.” “Might you get wet?” Finally, someone...

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Finish Strong – EOY

As we adjust to the cooler weather and enjoy the changing colors of the leaves, our children, family, and friends are getting excited about the upcoming holiday season. Your family and friends may have begun asking who’s hosting dinner for...

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The Happy Dance at Work?

Get a GRIP. You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach during an extremely emotional situation? You know the one, right before the tears well up in your eyes, after you have been passed over for a...

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