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Leaders eat last

“Leaders are to provide direction and intent and allow others to figure out what to do and how to get there.” Referencing Captain Marquet, a career submariner who graduated at the top of his Naval class, Simon Sinek shares an intriguing leadership concept. And it spoke to me. If I’m totally Read more…

Gracias Isla Cozumel

Recently, I was blessed to visit Mexico and indulge in the awesomeness of Cozumel. Thank you mi amiga Kim! While we weren’t necessarily off the grid, it was a much-needed and appreciated cultural change. I have never seen so many shades of a smoky blue sky streaked against the mint greens Read more…

Power of positive

Shortly after I started in my new marketing role at Brooks Rehabilitation, one of my colleagues turned me on to Jon Gordon. Gordon is a local motivational speaker and author. She sent me his e-newsletters when his positive messaging resonated with her. Or, perhaps she thought the message might benefit me in Read more…

Closing time

About this time last year, I was departing on my annual beach trip with the gals to Ocean Isle (OI) in North Carolina. Two things had happened that would influence the trip and inspire my accompanying blog post. Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. I’d lost my job due to a reduction in Read more…

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My 3 words for 2015

One of my most popular cooldeb posts last year was entitled, My 3 words for 2014. I got the idea from blogger SuzeMuse, who was inspired by Chris Brogan. In short, it’s a way to approach the New Year with renewal and resolution to inspire a sense of being and purpose. I Read more…