Swollen Sausage Fingers = The Power of Perspective

As a motivational speaker who is on planes a lot, I am reminded every time I get on that plane about the power of gratitude, perspective, and life. Every time I fly, I put on my lymphedema sleeve.  It’s a visual reminder to me that no matter what, I am still here fifteen years later

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True Friends Feed Your Soul and Keep You Going No Matter What

  My heart is so full. I just spent the weekend filling my soul with good friends – friends that have been a constant in my life-during the good and the bad for the last 28 years. Friends who became the sisters that I never had. Who knew when we pledged the sorority at the

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The Power of Being Present and Living in the Moment

    More and more of us are finding in this fast-paced 24/7 world we live in that we are going through the motions of life, moving from task to task, checking things off our to-do list, rehashing our past mistakes, and focusing on our future goals and plans; but we aren’t truly LIVING in

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You Are Allowed

You Are Allowed – Advice for Surviving the Tough Times

It’s been over fifteen years since I first heard those words – “You have breast cancer.”  You think it can’t happen to you.  You say,  “I’m 30, I’m healthy, and I have no family history.”  Life was going according to plan – but all of that changed with those four simple words.  One week I’m

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You Are Allowed

Leadership: It’s Not About What You Say, It’s About What You Do

  The Lesson: Titles don’t define a leader….integrity and character do.  Your actions matter.   “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”  -John Quincy Adams Are you leading with integrity? With character? I’ve known a lot of so-called leaders who didn’t have integrity

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The ability to fall down, brush yourself off, and try again is what will set you apart from those who never really decided to succeed.

Leaders Know How to Fail Greatly and Fail Better to Achieve Epic Success

  I fail.  I’ve failed a lot in my life.  Many don’t see the failures.  But the reality is that WE ALL FAIL.  People don’t like to talk about their failures.  They don’t post about them on Facebook.  They don’t tell you about it over coffee.  They don’t share, sometimes even with their own family. 

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Looking forward, living life.

Ignore the Naysayers – Create Your Own Success

Don’t let others label you, limit you, or lower you. Surround yourself with people who support you, your dreams and your definition of success. Let go of the naysayers and dream killers. That’s what successful leaders do.

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Building Momentum and Achieving Success

4 Keys to Building Momentum In Your Life

4 keys to success and building momentum in your life, both personally and professionally: 1. Determine your own path. Ignore those who try to crush your dreams. Believe in yourself and know that you are worth it. Be who YOU are. 2. Surround yourself with good people – those that support you and love you.

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Jumping for Joy Even if I Pee My Pants

I love this picture of me and my nieces. This was taken last summer in Florida, where we were gathering as a family to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. It reminds me of how no matter what, I want to soak up every ounce of this life that is mine. Some days, on the

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