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“You Are Kicking Hiney…

Whenever you’re learning a new and crucial skill, few compliments sound sweeter than the old standby, “You are kicking hiney.”So I beamed a little when my virtual assistant Mandi said those words to me, in…

Light-Bulb Moment or…

With all due respect to Father Gary, the greatest lesson I learned last Sunday had nothing to do with his well-crafted homily. And you don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate this story and gain a good insight or two.…

Lessons From My…

Ever have a morning where anything that could go wrong does?For me last Friday, it was discovering on my way out the door that a crucial email sent earlier in the week to my new attorney had never actually gone…

Who Are Your People? (OH,…

You have people in your life who bring out your best and others who bring out your worst. You know this, of course—yet when was the last time you wrote down the traits of each group? The Payoff: Clarity and Courage…

You Know It's a Great…

If you're at all like me, you might not know how much you need a vacation until you take one. Somewhat spur of the moment, I booked six days in Michigan so I could be there to celebrate my great-nephew Leo’s birthday.…

"I’m Appealing to My…

What would you do if a stranger sat down five or ten feet away from you—hunched over with life’s burdens and needing to talk? That's the scenario I found myself in last Monday. It was the end of a long workday, and…

Is Your Giving Doing More…

At the risk of raising an uncomfortable point, imagine what would happen if all the people flying to Mexico on mission trips to build houses used that money instead to partner with their own communities—or hire folks…

Don’t Wait Till…

When you’re knocked off your feet by health or by life, you might as well find some good in it—and where possible, some humor. The day I got home from having surgery on my lip, I was practically skipping. All had…