Recently, while on vacation in South Dakota, my family enjoyed a tour of Wind Cave National Park. My kids, especially my four year old daughter, were particularly excited about seeing the inside of a cave. I was not exactly looking forward to the outing, being slightly claustrophobic and always battling a wildly out of control …
Throwback: Candid Moments of Inspiration
Lately, I have found myself frequently getting bogged down in a frustrating pattern of struggling to tackle my overwhelmingly lengthy to-do list before succumbing to mindlessly scrolling perpetually negative news updates. The mundanity was causing me to feel despondent. I realized I needed to switch gears and instead refocus on the candid moments of inspiration that continue to happen all around me.
Embracing the Journey
Whether it’s overseas travel, exploring local parks, or simply processing an emotion, reflecting on life, or learning something new, there’s a lot of opportunities for exploration.
Washington: Prescient Leader and Flawed Human
As we contemplate the past, and consider our future, let’s not forget to incorporate a little bit of grace for ourselves, our neighbors, and those in leadership positions, we’re all only human after all.
Life Lessons from Children’s Books
Even as an adult, I have found that many children’s books offer gentle, hope-filled reminders that I need in my own life.
Lean into Learning to Celebrate MLK Day
Today, I challenge you to celebrate MLK Day by taking some time to find a book, article, podcast, or movie to continue to expand your understanding of racism. To get you started, I wanted to share some resources I have found particularly helpful in my journey on this issue.
Enjoy the Small Moments
I can’t enjoy every single minute of the day. I can, however, enjoy moments, even small ones, throughout the day.
Candid Moments of Inspiration
Appreciation, joy, kindness, laughter, praise - I hope to continue to learn important lessons from these candid moments of inspiration.
Where’s the Do-Over Button?
Some days I wish I could hit a “do-over” button and start the day again.
Life After Graduation
As the 2020 graduation season wraps up, I have reflected on my own graduation milestones, particularly my college graduation. Sometimes it seems as if my college days happened just yesterday. I remember the late nights studying in the basement of my dorm building, sitting on the old, faded sofa that was lit by the red …