Dollar Giving Believes In Signs

Serendipitous, that is how Bobby Nims, Founder of Dollar Giving  explained the “sign” he stumbled on at a street sale in Hartford. “I was next door at Hog River Brewery after an engaging meeting with ReSet, when I came across this monster six-foot red sign with huge letters that read DOLLAR, that probably lit up…

Something’s Got To Give, Kick Starting a Unique Nonprofit

It was the weekend ritual of grocery shopping, rushing to get in and out of the store and onto the next chore. Ready to check out the cashier grabbed my stop and shop card to swipe, the final step I love to see how much my bill decreases.  Then she asks, “would you like to…

One Week With A Nine Year Old And A New Smart Phone

Du da doop! I awoke to a text message at 6:00 a.m. and rolled over sleepy-eyed to see who was contacting me so early on my day off. “Good Morning Mom” insert big emoji smiley face. My nine-year old son had been given his first cell phone about 48 hours earlier, an iPhone 6 none…

The Benefits of Surviving a Big Change

“Time does not stand still and either should you.”  “If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.” Fear has the the ability to paralyze a path to move forward and progress.  Some people need a kick in the butt, mine was a life event which to this day has fueled a constant…

365 days with a sit-stand, flip-flops and envy

Sitting is the new smoking, slowly killing us all, linked to weight gain, and causing obesity. Over 365 days ago I made “the stand” and had a fancy sit-stand installed in my workspace.  This was not to create the freedom to hop up and down on one foot while on conference calls and simultaneously type meeting notes…

Put Back Together (2015)

Five weeks ago I was hitting it hard with my workouts. High mile bike rides, consecutive long runs, and I attended a summer evening pick up soccer kick-off (no pun intended). The two-hour fun-filled night shooting goals, smelling the grass and navigating around the field was a blast. Then bam, suddenly the well-known radiating pain…

Through An Identical Twins Eyes

Another one is coming! That is how my parents explain the scene in the delivery room the day my sister and I were born. Three minutes later out I came to everyone’s surprise, nameless for days, and labeled “little one.” This answers the first of many questions a twin gets asked. Who is older and did your mom…

13 Things I Learned From Divorce

Love makes you blind, so blind you can’t see what is happening right before your very eyes. Finding the courage to change will set you free. I am not going to get on my lady soap box for you to “hear me roar,”  but there are  lessons to be learned from every mistake.  When I was going…

Going Off the Grid and Taking a Digital Detox

Are you shaking because you have not checked Facebook in an the hour or two? You may be in need of a digital detox. The new trend to unplug from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter etc. is catching wind, and super intriguing.  You may have recently heard about Darla Bunting, the brave woman who is taking…

Begin With the End In Mind

It is a new year, you want to take on the world, start a list of resolutions and the opportunity is endless. If you are anything like me you may find yourself starting your year with overwhelming, daunting, yet exciting thoughts about what you want to accomplish:  fitness challenges, career ventures, mastering new skill, nixing bad habits,…

How To Build a Support Trifecta

Strong and self-sufficient, I started building my big wall of independence years ago. If I made it solid enough it would prove I would never need help. I could do everything and anything on my own, and the wall would never be broken. Because, it was just me and my son, and I was for…