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Making my bed every morning is easy to do, and it’s easy not to do. Making a list of three things I am grateful for is easy to do, and it’s easy not to do. Choosing a healthy option off the menu is easy to do, and...

We are human. We want to be heard. It's not just about hearing our words. It's about hearing US. We want others to hear who we are, what’s important to us, and why it matters. So, why is it that we so often feel like...

  One morning, as I was driving back from the gym, a crosswalk light was flashing, indicating that someone was crossing. I slowed down but didn’t see anyone. I thought maybe they had already crossed. Even so, something, call it intuition, told me to slow down...

The other morning during my walk, I was listening to Oprah Winfrey interview Byron Katie on a podcast. Something Katie said made me stop in my tracks, stop the podcast and make notes on my phone. Katie said, “Defense is the first act of war.” While there were...

THIS WEEK'S CONTRIBUTION IS FROM DOMINIC OAXACA, HIGH5 LEADERSHIP STRATEGIST AND TRAINER. Recently, I was trading stories with a friend of mine. In the middle of my story, I was revealing some of the prior behaviors that didn’t make me particularly proud, but an essential part of the...

That good ole comfort zone of ours - it really is quite comfy in there. Same old stuff every day, knowing what to expect, what to avoid and what not to do so it stays comfortable. Are you loving it in yours? Think, for just a...

There were five kids in my family, and I am the youngest. My dad built our house, and it took awhile, so when I came along, my crib was in a bedroom with two of my brothers. In fact, I shared that room until I...

This week's blog contribution comes from High5 Leadership Strategist and Trainer, Dominic Oaxaca. Recently I was on a phone call, and I advised that person to ask questions if they don't understand another person’s viewpoint or communication. I went on to talk about a theory that...

I had no idea what a disservice I was doing myself for so many years of my life when someone would offer me the gift of feedback. I would immediately say, “I know.” In fact, I thought I was supposed to know, so even if I...

I used to work with two women leaders. While much about them was very similar, they had a few distinct differences. One of them was a control freak who wanted everything done her way. She didn’t trust that anyone could do a job as well...