Recently I stepped into the elevator with a beautiful woman. She was tall, probably in her late sixties, with silver hair fashionably styled and her makeup skillfully applied. She was dressed in a stylish black and white outfit which looked great with her hair. I’d seen her before. She didn’t look up when I entered. Continue reading
You know that ‘Enjoy Life and Do Good!’ is my life philosophy and business tagline, right? If you didn’t or if you want to read the story about how I came to choose it, you can click here.
Some folks may wonder if enjoying life is really important. Isn’t it more important to work hard? Be successful? Serve others? I don’t believe so. Here’s why: Continue reading
Last week, after speaking at a conference in Tampa, my friend Carol and I were walking through the business district and came upon a beautiful, old Catholic church.
“Let’s go in!” she said. I agreed.
Carol is Catholic. I’m not. I do love old churches and when visiting New York or Europe I’ve been in many historic churches to stand reverently in the beauty, soak up the generations of spiritual energy, say a prayer and light a candle. Continue reading
A while back I was walking in a nearby park and deep in thought as I trudged up the hill. Then I heard a voice shout, “Someone’s EX-ER-CIS-ING!”
I turned to see a gathering of kids around a Continue reading
“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other women who have her back.” Unknown
This has been one of the best weeks of my professional career. My tribe really outdid themselves.
On Tuesday, January 12th my memoir, Building A Life You Love After Losing the Love of Your Life officially launched with an event at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Continue reading
Recently I read an article urging women not to be so ‘nice’ in business and saying it’s not important to be liked. Within minutes I came across a blog saying it’s bad to be polite in sales calls. Continue reading
For International Women’s History Month I’m saying “Thank You!” to women who have inspired, encouraged or helped me in some way.
Today I say, “Thank You” to my long-time friend, June Cline, CSP the Southern, Sassy, Harley-riding Humorist. Starting in the speaking business about the same time, we’ve encouraged and advised each other through lots of ups, downs and crazy adventures. We’ve cried together in valleys and celebrated together on mountaintops and laughed all along the way. What I admire most about June is that she says, “Yes!” and then figures out a way. Continue reading
In honor of Women’s History Month I’m saying, “Thank you!”. to some women who inspired me.
When I was just a kid I loved watching That Girl! Starring Marlo Thomas.
Can you believe I finally found a card to “Mama?” Not “Mother” or “Mom”?
Several years ago I was frustrated trying to find a birthday card for Mama on her birthday. I wrote a poem for her instead. Later when I published the small gift book, “Mama Always Says…” I included the poem and story of why I wrote it. She loves it! In fact, if you go by the store where she works, she may pull out a copy and do a book signing for you right there!
In honor of Mother’s Day I’m reprinting the “Ode to Mama” and poem from the book. Although I finally found a card to “Mama” this poem explains why I love my Mama. I think you’ll agree, they just don’t make cards for Mamas who are strong, sassy and bold! Continue reading
“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.” Oprah Winfrey
Did you ever hear the one about the farmer who took his mutt to the dog show? As the story goes, this old farmer heard that a highfalutin dog show was coming to town so he started cleaning up his old mongrel to take to the show. A neighbor saw him making preparations and asked, “Now, come on! Do you really think that ole dog is gonna win anything?”
“No,” replied the farmer. “He won’t win but, Man! Won’t he be in good company!”