I lost my dad on February 17, 2017. He was intelligent, funny, thoughtful, obnoxious, sarcastic, playful, and crude. I brought him up to live in Ashburn eight months ago, knowing he wouldn’t make it too much longer. I was able … Read More
Tell Me Something Good!
Every staff meeting I have, I always start it the same way. “Tell me something good!” I usually follow it up with, What are you happy about? What are you excited about? What are you grateful for? Every day, every … Read More
What’s the ONE Conversation You Are AVOIDING?
Damn it. Why did he ask me that? Anyone pissed at even just reading that title? Did it make you think about the conversation that you’ve been putting off, the one you’ve been sweeping under the rug, tiptoeing around? You … Read More
How To Create Your Business Name (or really anything)
My wife runs a successful dog walking company called Wags and Walks. Cute name. I love it. She loves it. She was tired of selling tile and granite, and wanted to just “snuggle animals” as a career…so we built a … Read More
Only Do What Only You Can Do
My karate school is my very first business. It’s my baby. So admittedly, sometimes I have a hard time letting go. But that is still no reason to abandon ship and do something crazy…like someone else’s job. It was a … Read More
Since Our Time Here Isn’t Unlimited…
I want to care more. I want to touch more. I want to love more. And I want to judge less. Because our time here, unfortunately, is not unlimited. I want the people around me to know that I care … Read More
Sit at the Feet of the Greats!
I am a firm believer that reading plays such a vital role in our personal growth. When we read, we get to sit at the feet and listen to great women and men talk about their experiences, their stories, their … Read More
Hopelessness, Anxiety, and Sleep
Hope. I love it when I feel hope. For me, it’s one of the best feelings ever. It washes over me, it envelops me like a warm blanket in front of a cosy fire. It empowers, it calms, it soothes, … Read More
Give Yourself Permission to Suck
Give yourself permission to…. To be bad. You don’t always have to look the part, act the part, be the part. What is it that you want to try? What is it that you want to do? What thing is … Read More
12 Things I Learned in my First Acting Class
I remember my first acting class like it was yesterday. Because it WAS yesterday. And it was awesome 🙂 At the beginning of the class, I had my journal handy, but felt nervous about taking it out and taking notes. … Read More