Bargaining Relationships

Recently, I have become aware of the unhealthy relationship I have with people pleasing and the attempts to live up to the expectations of others.  In this journey, I’ve also realized that one of the motivations for this is the transactional, or bargaining, nature of these kind of relationships. In short, I’m nice to you… Continue reading Bargaining Relationships

Valentine's Day

It’s the first major holiday of the year (I mean, you can’t miss it with all the pink and red in every store), and it is wrapped in mystery as to its origins.  Like some other major holidays of the year, it seems to be a Christian holiday derived from a popular pagan ritual.  And… Continue reading Valentine's Day

Books of January

In the past, I posted book reviews on Mondays, but I think I might do something different this year.  I realized that there was pressure to post, at least for me, during the months I didn’t have as much reading time or I was in a reading slump.  For now, I’m just going to give… Continue reading Books of January

Why I thought about leaving Social Media (And why I did not)

I think everyone can relate to the love-hate relationship that is social media.  I’ve been on social media for almost 15 years.  Over that time, I’ve connected with people from my past and present that I wouldn’t have been able to without social media.  There is no doubt that it has been an amazing tool.… Continue reading Why I thought about leaving Social Media (And why I did not)

The Self-Evolved Leader: A Review

The Self-Evolved Leader: Elevate Your Focus and Develop Your People In a World That Refuses to Slow Down by Dave McKeown I was given this book to review by the publisher. To be completely honest, I don't think I'm the target audience for this book since I am not presently in a leadership position. However,… Continue reading The Self-Evolved Leader: A Review