The Indelible Marks on Humanity

The Indelible Marks on Humanity

As we all continue to process the horrible attacks on Beirut, Paris, Iraq and Nigeria, many politicians on both sides of the aisle are calling for us to reconsider taking any more refugees from war-torn Syria. Some are even suggesting we send back the ones that are...
Show Up Every Day

Show Up Every Day

There I was sitting in the small dark theatre on a random Wednesday with my eyes welling up as I fought the streams trying to push their way out. It was a one woman performance called “Oh My Sweet Land” written by Amir Nizar Zuabi meant to help humanize...
Moments that Change Everything

Moments that Change Everything

I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I had recently hit the end of my six weeks of severance pay (It was the first time I had gotten laid off from a job in my adult life). I had already cashed in part of a 401K to keep things afloat (and would cash in the...
You Might Be Wrong–and that’s OK

You Might Be Wrong–and that’s OK

Chances are when you start out and are thinking of ways to tell your story, you won’t be sure it is going to work or if people will listen. I mean, what if you pick the wrong message, image, project, etc. to talk about? This can be intimidating to the point that many...
The Best Kind of Storyteller

The Best Kind of Storyteller

The best kind of storyteller knows her audience and tells them riveting tales that pertain to their lives, dreams, ambitions and even their fears. She doesn’t need to convince them that they want to hear her story, she has them hooked at “Once Upon a...
Use Your Power for Good

Use Your Power for Good

Growing up where and how I did, put some “interesting” core personality traits in me. One is that when I meet a person for the first time, I am automatically sizing them up: Are they a threat? What is their intent? I am skeptical of everyone and everything...
Why vs. What & How

Why vs. What & How

There are some very successful blogs out there that focus on what to do and how to do it in our industry–actually, there are quite a few. Some of them even promise they will teach you the “secret” to becoming an overnight marketing success (for a price of course), see...
You’re Not Heavy…

You’re Not Heavy…

If you sit and visualize the times folks have helped you out when you were really in need; or, count out the times friends/loved ones/strangers carried you when you couldn’t quite muster up the strength or resources to carry yourself; remember each time someone spoke...
Zen and the Art of Motor Scooter Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motor Scooter Maintenance

I love almost anything that has two wheels and a motor. There is just nothing like the feeling of jumping on a motorcycle or scooter and riding to…well…just about anywhere. My first love in that space was vintage Italian motor scooters, Lambrettas to be precise. From...
How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?

What would happen if I, if you, if all of us could ask this more often? Not just when we are getting paid for it or when we are in that “extra charitable, feel-good mood”, but in all that we do every minute of every day? Even on those days when we really don’t...

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