A Decade Later – Christmas Thoughts

A Decade Later – Christmas Thoughts

It’s just a few days before Christmas. A few weeks ago, Aubrey, my colleague, discovered a Christmas blog post I wrote in 2010. She thought it would be fun for me to compare and contrast my life over the last decade.  In 2010, I had not yet launched my business;...
This Year, Resolve To Do Less

This Year, Resolve To Do Less

Imagine a big glass jar—maybe an old fashioned Mason jar. Maybe there’s a crusty rubber ring around the top. It has seen quite a few jams, jellies, and pickle batches. It’s constantly being filled and emptied, which is a good thing—after all, this is its purpose. This...
What Makes A Good Year Good

What Makes A Good Year Good

Over a longer than usual lunch, I met with two team members for a year-end review. One of my colleagues said, “This has been a really good year.” It has been, for so many reasons.  We don’t call the year good because it’s been easy, without challenges.  We faced...
Looking for Something New to Read?

Looking for Something New to Read?

Jólabókaflóðið — a.k.a., a holiday for book lovers, originating in Iceland. You may have seen the Anglicized spelling of it floating around social media the last few years, Jolabokaflod, roughly translated to “the Christmas book flood.” The history of this charming...
What Does Gratitude Mean to You?

What Does Gratitude Mean to You?

In this season of thankfulness, here are some thoughts to help you meditate on and practice gratitude—not just this week, but throughout the whole year. “The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” — Robert Louis Stevenson...
Explore Expeditionary Leadership with Mark Brown

Explore Expeditionary Leadership with Mark Brown

For nearly six decades, Outward Bound USA’s education programs have shaped the lives of tens of thousands of participants. Strangers are put in an unfamiliar and unpredictable setting, where to succeed they must develop a sense of teamwork, resilience,...