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Do your insides match your outsides?

Do your insides match your outsides?

I’m a huge Sandra Bullock fan and recently realized I’ve only watched a fraction of her movies. Over the winter I made it a goal to catch up. Ironically, 28 Days kicked off that quest. In the comedy-drama, Bullock plays a journalist who checks into a rehab center....

The Power of Soak Time

The Power of Soak Time

Horse trainers often talk about giving horses “soak time” or “dwell time.” The pause offers the horse an opportunity to process the lesson and usually the horse licks and chews." For years, much of the evidence was based on trainers’ anecdotal observations...

What’s your letter of the year?

What’s your letter of the year?

Many writers and leadership coaches I follow talk about selecting “one word” to set intentions and goals for the upcoming year. I’ve tried but never landed on the “right word.” Last week in a virtual networking session, another attendee shared an approach I’d never...

The value of getting curious

The value of getting curious

It's been a hot, dry summer and seeing lush, vibrant green grass is refreshing. While a welcome relief, it nearly sent me to the emergency room. Bella and I ventured out for a walk in the woods. When we reached this patch of grass, she bucked violently and without...

Focused Leadership

Focused Leadership

This is a pretty accurate depiction of my "look" when "Focus" my #2 CliftonStrength is in overdrive. Eyes laser focused, neck tensed, shoulders hunched, intent on the task ahead. It's a key strength for me as both a business owner and team member who takes...

Wear the Buckle

Wear the Buckle

In 2019, I won this beautiful championship buckle. It was the  first (and only so far) trophy buckle I've won. It sits on my dresser so I can see it, but I never wear it.  I cherish the hard work it represents. Yet, I hadn't given myself permission to wear it and...

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

What happened the last time you decided on a course of action and took 180-degree turn at the last second? Last week a near collision with a wall was a stark reminder. I clearly asked my horse for an advanced maneuver, and she was listening, poised to respond. At the...

Say goodbye to never ever

Say goodbye to never ever

I've been thinking about the things I've claimed "I'd never, ever do." I was NEVER EVER going to work on another grant. Last year, a group I belong to asked for help writing a grant. The result, a $30,000 award to support the association's emergency relief fund for...

Herd Lessons

Herd Lessons

In western Colorado, Mustangs are being used to help people enhance their skills in the workplace. If you're a fan of roller coasters, drive to the Colorado National Monument. A narrow road, barely wide enough for two cars, follows zigzagging switchbacks flanked by...