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How to create more time in your day

June 29, 2014
How to create more time in your day

So what gets in the way of spending time on things that raise our energy? A few months ago I wrote a post about embracing minimalism related to a recent move and what “stuff” I reduced in my life.  This is something I am also applying to other areas of my life.  It made me […]

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Leading, Lifting and Inspiring: A Message to Educators

May 18, 2014
Leading, Lifting and Inspiring: A Message to Educators

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week in Charlotte. Below is a message I wrote to all the teachers and principals I have worked with this past year. In high school, I was going through a pretty tough time and was thinking about dropping out of a special program I was in.  I will never forget […]

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Embracing Minimalism

March 30, 2014
Embracing Minimalism

I had stuff everywhere. Every shelf was full, closet was packed, furniture in every corner and I found six travel toothpastes. If there was a bit of white space on the wall, I put something up on it. In the course of a recent move, I realized I had way too much stuff and way […]

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Is exercise the access to greater performance?

November 3, 2013
Is exercise the access to greater performance?

A few months ago, I noticed I was starting to slack on some of my workouts. I had been running but not really putting the time in for some of my workouts at the gym. I would try to squeeze in 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there and always validated reasons to cut it […]

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What Exhilarating Hills Do We Pass Up?

June 2, 2013
What Exhilarating Hills Do We Pass Up?

“This is crazy, I can’t expect to do this…this isn’t for me.” I muttered this a couple weeks ago as I looked over another giant hill on my mountain bike and decided not to ride down it.  As I held down my brakes, my mind was convinced that there is a certain type of hill I am able to ride down and […]

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The Human Spirit at Work

April 21, 2013
The Human Spirit at Work

I received an incredible email this past week that showed me the power of the human spirit. I have been doing some work at a local high school to help student leaders create change and bring unity to the student body. Below is an email I got from one of them about the actions she is […]

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Writing my own core values

April 1, 2013
Writing my own core values

So what matters most to me? Well during my recent personal retreat back in January, I came up with my own core values. I wanted to have something that guided my everyday actions similar to how organizations identify their own values. 1. Be guided by purpose I defined my purpose as to help people embrace […]

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Sharing her Passion with the Market

March 4, 2013
Sharing her Passion with the Market

Below is an interview with Lynn Caldwell who is the market manager at Atherton Mill Market.  It is another one in my “Follow your Passion” series. Lynn gave a few of us bloggers in town a private market tour last fall. She is an extraordinary person that is making a huge difference in Charlotte. Hope […]

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A Retreat with Purpose…On Purpose

January 27, 2013
A Retreat with Purpose...On Purpose

Recently I wanted some more clarity around what I am all about. I mean why do I do the work I do…what am I drawn to…what gets me up in the morning, etc. So I set out to define my own personal purpose. And it started with a personal retreat. I work with a lot […]

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