Be Yourself. It’s all you have.

During my senior year in college, I felt like I had finally figured out life and gotten it right. (Well, as much as life can be figured out at 21 ;))… Several months ago, I was working through the creation of a Values Alignment exercise for our clients at TODEM and their employees. Amidst creating…

The Truth: You Can (‘t) Have It All.

I can remember a conversation I had with my husband as a semi-newlywed. I was furious about the notion that I had been lied to for years. That when my teachers, parents, peers, the world, told me that I could “Be Anything” and “Do Anything” in my life, that it was all a lie. To…

My American Story

(Posted the day of the presidential election in 2016 to Facebook.)   I wrote this post about a month ago but never shared. Today seemed appropriate. Let’s get back to what we love about each other and not what we hate. I’m not for him. I’m not for her. I’m for US. I grew up…

Time

Time is such a precious thing. We only get the time we are given – we can’t buy more. And there never seems to be enough of it. One of my friends recently told me that she now decides what she is going to do in her life based on how much time it takes…

Practice What You Preach

Something so many companies fail to do is practice what they preach. They say they have values and a mission and this and that… but do they really mean it? Do they actually prove it? It’s so easy to get caught up in to-do lists, meetings, and deadlines that we throw these vitally important intangibles…