What’s the Name of Your Storm? (9/2/22)

Even though I keynote women's conferences all over the US, I live in Louisiana. Like so many of you in our area, every year I prepare, plan, worry (and pray) to be spared from those destructive storms we call...

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How Big is your “Classroom”? (8-19-22)

“Back to school” happenings this week remind me of an important yearly ritual when our three kids were in school. Two weeks before classes began, we would drive to school and read the homeroom class lists taped to the...

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Re-Writing Your Life Script (7/22/22)

We recently had the thrill of attending Hamilton at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. Since this wasn’t a typical play I prepared by reading all the lyrics, along with an article titled “Hamilton for dummies.”  Very helpful! And...

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Remember the Rules? (6/17/22)

A few days ago I was stopped at a red light, next to a car full of teenaged girls being chauffeured by a mom. Thinking back to when our teens needed a ride from mom or dad (or any...

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Fun with Dick and Jane (6-10-22)

I’ve often thought about the propaganda I was exposed to when I was taught, at the tender age of six, that some people really did have perfect families and perfect lives. And it had to be true because it...

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Staying Angry is Too Much Work! – Part 2 (5/27/22)

Last week I promised to give you tools to help manage your anger. It may be your own, or you “caught it” from an angry person. It could be recent, or it could be anger you’ve been holding onto...

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Don’t Just Sit There! DO Something! (5/13/22)

This title reminded me of one of my mother’s favorite pieces of advice. Although I’ve spoken in many healthcare facilities across the US, I recently had the privilege of presenting a unique program for a hospital’s annual luncheon. The...

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Do Whatever You Can with the Space You Have (5/6/22)

Searching for my usual blend of encouragement and practical ideas for this week’s blog, I found it on a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. It didn’t come from our wise Founding Forefathers but from a speaker at a three-day...

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Don’t Get Your Wires Crossed – Part 1

Throughout my childhood my parents constantly preached about safety issues. First we got the basics: don’t run with scissors, don’t throw pencils, don’t pet stray dogs and don’t talk to strangers. Sound familiar? When we became teenagers the list...

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Help is Only a Conversation Away! (4/15/22)

If you’re a regular blog reader, you've heard me speak or read my books, you know that I don’t tell other people’s stories. I only share my own life experiences and what I’ve learned from them. Since today is...

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