At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
Tag: lead from within
Far too often, we sell ourselves short and/or sell ourselves out. We act from a place of fear. We act from a place of pride. Sometimes, we fail to act at all. I should know. For too long I allowed fear (and later pride) to hold me back. Pick your flavor, I've probably tasted it [...]
The Global Girls Project
On October 11, the world will celebrate International Day of the Girl, honoring and recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. At the heart of these challenges is access to education, so it is no surprise that the theme of this year's Day is innovating girls for education, including engagement [...]
Living an Undivided Life
Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it's been a season of learning to live an undivided life -- not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too -- allowing others to see and connect with my whole [...]
How Do You Judge Thee?
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, judgement is defined as: a proposition stating something believed or asserted; a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion; or the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing. Capitalize the word and it takes on the power of Divine authority. Yes. We judge others, just as we 'exercise' [...]
TEAM To me, the word TEAM stands for 'Together Everyone Achieves More'. And it's true. When the values and actions of many align with the vision of the whole, just about anything becomes possible. Add love, humility and a servant's heart to the team and everyone benefits. Yesterday I had the privilege of having lunch [...]
There are moments in each of our lives when we know we are exactly where we are meant to be. Moments when our journeys become something bigger than our own individual goals and aspirations. Moments when what we have to offer the world serves a greater need and good than anything we could have imagined [...]
It is very early in the morning, still dark outside and quiet in the house...my favorite time of day. Even on the weekends I set my alarm so that I can rise before everyone else...stealing moments of time to sit in absolute stillness, gather my thoughts and tune into my spirit. It is a time [...]
Do You Lead With Your Heart?
These last few weeks and months I have been meeting and talking with many people, each leaders in their own professions and/or the civic organizations they represent. I've also been reflecting back on those others I have known and/or worked with, whether in my personal, professional or civic life. In every conversation...with every interaction, I [...]
Meeting My Younger Self
Yesterday I had the privilege and honor of being a part of the selection committee for the 2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship. It was an honor to be asked by my fellow Rotarians for whom I have so much respect, but it was also a privilege to meet and speak with the candidates - two [...]