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I got a text message the other day from a friend who said his 6-year-old asked him why he didn’t laugh and smile much anymore? If you think you are hiding your stress from your kids, you aren’t (or from anyone else for that matter). A...

"If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts would tell." ~Gordon Lightfoot You are sitting across the table in a meeting, and you watch a colleague stare off into space. The discussion in the room is passionate. Different viewpoints are being expressed,...

It was day one of our 3-day Intensive class, and I looked out at the 30 participants as they took their seats for the first time. There were 19 Millennials under the age of 30, nine Gen Xers between 31-53 and two Baby Boomers 54...

“I'll have a lightly sweet Chai Tea Latte, non-fat, no foam, no water, no liquid cane sugar and extra hot, please.” Yes, I am now the person I said I would never be. I remember overhearing people’s orders years ago, and saying to myself “I will...

Last week I attended a four-day class with two of my team members. Walking into the classroom on day one, I was reminded of what our students may feel before attending one of our classes. In the interest of being super transparent, here was some...

Guest Contributor - Michelle Belsey I’m a mother of three wonderful daughters who are 21, 16 and 14 years old. While parenthood is difficult from the beginning, the last six months have brought the most challenging parenting experiences I’ve had. When kids are infants and toddlers, parenting...

Last week I got an email from a graduate of the 3-day Intensive class. It included a picture he took of a huge billboard that said BE JOY (Interestingly, he took the picture while driving as his wife was telling him he shouldn't do that)....

The words I’d said a hundred times, “I will NEVER move back to Houston” ring in my ears as I sit across the table having lunch with my boss. It’s one of those moments in life where I remember everything with vivid clarity. I had...

Okay, this isn’t really a blog about participation trophies. This is a blog about truth. Whatever controversial topic you feel passionate about, insert that topic where it says "participation trophies" and I wrote this blog just for you. However, when the idea came to me it...