Enclothed Cognition What the heck is that? I remember the first day I put them on. I would never have purchased them but I raised the ‘magic number’ of dollars for the Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Bike Tour and I received them. Since they and the matching riding top were emblazoned … Continue reading Enclothed Cognition
TRAVELING SOLO In a world where we are constantly surrounded by people, pets, noise, clutter, distractions, and excess, today I would like to talk about being alone. I have just come home from being on the road for ten days and although I was speaking to many – I … Continue reading Do you like your own company?
“If we can’t be the best at it, then why are we doing it at all?” This quote is from the book Good to Great by Jim Collins and, respectfully Jim, I couldn’t disagree more. Sure there are places for being ‘the best’ but in my opinion they are few … Continue reading The Best
I’ve been working on my Spanish for a few months now with the help of the Duolingo app. My favourite part about the app is the ‘Turtle Button’. When the app wants me to translate a sentence, it rattles the words off in Spanish at what I guess is a … Continue reading The Turtle Button
This year I am using Scrabble letters to create a word to focus on for a space of time. I place the word out on my counter so we can see it frequently, then I move it to my Scrabble board. I thought it would be cool to look at … Continue reading Embracing Imperfect Success
In 2017 from the big city of Dubai to a wee town in rural Arkansas, from physicians to maintenance workers, I continued to make my living getting on a plane and a stage to inspire and uplift people to bring their ‘A’ game to work & life. Everyday they turned … Continue reading 2017 Audience Feedback
You need not set out to create a masterpiece my friend; you are one. Your mere presence in the world has changed everything… while having very little to do with the whole global warming business – he he! –kobus de jonge Another birthday has just passed me by, always a good … Continue reading Masterpiece
Imagine the last conversation you ever had with your soul mate was not a good one. It’s too late for what if’s and should have’s. Tragically widowed at 32, Maryanne Pope’s life was not at all what she’d planned it to be. … Continue reading Letting Go
As you may or may not know (or care) I have recently fallen in love with a little tan man named Luke. Well technically he’s not really a man, he’s a ukulele, he’s my Lukelele! As a non-musical person for the first 50 years of my life, this little … Continue reading Best Day of my Life
Last June as part of my 50/50 list (50 challenges in my 50th year) I decided to go Vegetarian for 50 days. Well, the actual challenge was to go Vegan for 30, but it was a little more than I was ready for so I did what I thought … Continue reading Go Veggie!