Nurturing Growth From Within


There’s No Place Like Home

As many of you may recall in the movie, The Wizard of Oz, Glinda, the Good Witch, had Dorothy tap her ruby slippers 3 times and say, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” Click, click, click……. During the turbulent times in which we are all experiencing, I am reminded of how important our home and family are, and with most of us home-bound indefinitely, how fortunate we are to have this


Balancing High Tech with High Touch

With technology overwhelming our senses, human relations is becoming a dying art. However, as humans we still crave interaction with people and an emotional connection that makes us feel valued. In fact, perfecting and using the art of human relations can not only profoundly impact the quality of one’s life and the success one achieves, but can also drive the people, purpose and profit of any business. With technology and information driving the pace of today’s world, the human spirit


Nature Nurtures

Nature’s peace calms chaos, comforting the mind, soothing the soul, and bolstering the body. Thirty years ago, I would have dismissed such thoughts as I raced through each day, striving to get ahead. Reflecting, I ask myself, “get ahead of what?” Read more


The Power of You

In this day and age we have more ways to communicate, yet our communication seems weaker. We have more ways to connect, yet we seem more disconnected. Studies indicate the most important skill……the most powerful skill in the workplace today is communication. I advocate the most vital skill in our personal lives is also communication. Enhancing our communication skills can have a significant impact on our life, personally and professionally, resulting in better relationships, less misunderstandings, greater influence, contentment and


Make These Selfies Stick

According to Wikipedia, a selfie is “a self-portrait photograph, often shared through social media. They are usually flattering.” Selfies are a great reminder of the purpose behind perfecting our human relations skills. Whether you are communicating through social media, in person, or via phone, email, or writing, in order for you to give a “flattering” impression you must have great self-awareness, self-respect, self-pride, self-care, and self-control. Let’s look at each: Self-awareness: Greater self-awareness allows you to objectively look in the


Change Reaction

No article on change would be complete without Albert Einstein’s quote: His definition of insanity is, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” How can such a simple statement be so incredibly challenging to implement in our daily lives? Although our world is changing more rapidly than ever, we continue to struggle with change. We tend to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. If you are working to change something about