Month: February 2012

Taking a Vacation From…

We are taking a vacation.  Yes, it just so happens that next week is vacation but that is not the vacation that matters.  Last night while tucking the kids into bed we had an idea. We should take a vacation from something that isn’t…

When Dreams Don’t Work Out

Let’s face it, not all of our dreams work out.  We set goals, we have a vision of the future and something derails, delays, or simply denies it from happening.  What do we do in the face of this failure? I suppose we have…

How Do You Define Teamwork?

Teamwork.  There is a seemingly endless list of how to define it, thousands of books written about it, and the notion that we should all strive to obtain it.  Teamwork has been rattling around in my head lately, and I was trying to remember…

Learning to Say NO!

(Image Courtesy of Sharon Young: Thanks Sharon!) Learning to say “No” is not always easy.  People ask us to agree to things all the time. “Will you help out on this committee?” “Can we get together soon?” “Will you watch my kids, paint my…

Three Things I Learned from My Mom

While reflecting the other day, I wondered where we pick up things in life that help shape us as people.  We all experience different events, and those events, interactions, and examples (good or bad) shape the very nature of who we become.  Some of…

Reflections on the Challenge

Where did January go?  If nothing else, the collective challenge helped the weeks go by.  It was strange this morning to wake up and have the freedom to check the news online, but I refrained. The News.  What is happening in the world?  I don’t…

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