Our Written Opinions
Digitally speaking, blogging is one of the coolest and easiest ways to share thoughts and insights (often referred to as opinions) that are outside the usual. Look for fresh insights and stories each week.
One of the coolest things about living in the middle of wine country is the grape and wine festivals which occur in the early summer and early fall. (oops, and of course, there is the ice-wine festival in January.) Definitely, as the region gleefully gets back to pre-COVID business levels, it sure feels like there
It’s finally summer, and it feels so good, doesn’t it? I call it the wonder of summer. In my neck of the woods, all of nature is stunningly beautiful; the birds are both incredibly varied and noisy, the beautiful insects have landed, the outdoor concerts have begun, and every person we bump into has a
Have you noticed the massive cacophony about gratitude these days? It’s tough to figure out what’s real, fake and works, isn’t it? I’d like to share three resources I have found quite helpful. The first The other day I found a book given to me in my 30s. The title: Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort
This month, June, is kinda fun for me. Lots of reasons why. Let me share just one. Carbon Measuring. A few months ago, one of my podcast listeners reached out and told me about a radio show and suggested I listen to it. Not only did I listen to it, I then reached out and
Ten thousand hours? Say what? Last Saturday, I walked to the funeral home to settle my brother’s affairs. I ended up speaking to one of the senior funeral directors for a spell. During our convo, she said, “I’ve been in this business 25 years, and I still, to this day, hate telling people they need
My eldest brother passed away a few weeks ago. He joins my two other brothers and parents and leaves me as ‘the last one standing.’ (Which is an experience I never expected.) I am his Executrix, and I’d like to share some of the lessons and awakenings I have now seen play out several times. Even
Stress — the second part of a promised two-part piece. Last week we talked about autoimmune diseases and gluten-free diets. The other day, I stumbled across a peer-reviewed medical study from 2008. It was about STRESS. And honestly, it knocked the wind out of me. Because it spoke to so many (mainly) women and me.
Wheat? Whaaat? This is a two-part piece. Frankly, it’s a bit too long and heavy for the usual Sunday opinion pieces. However, the lessons learned deserve to be told – especially if you notice anyone in your circle with similar signs. In early January of this year, I answered yes to nearly every question about
So excited to share this with you. Recently, I could feel the winds finally begin to shift. My head was filled with accolades; my podcast was beginning to gain traction, and my energy to do more was amped up! Let me back up a bit. There are several ways to build a business. For example,
One of the hardest things a small business owner has to contend with is toiling in relative obscurity until they establish a solid reputation. This often takes at least twenty years – regardless of the amount of revenue pouring or dripping in. Think about it. Their friends and family in government all have jobs with