Steph Jagger’s ‘Unbound’ Takes Readers On A Journey of Self Discovery [REVIEW]

Steph Jagger in New Zealand

Steph Jagger in New Zealand when the clouds rolled in and everything started going downhill. (Photo courtesy Steph Jagger, Facebook)

What does snow have to do with self discovery? Steph Jagger explains in her new memoir, Unbound, as she seeks to unleash her authentic self and stop fulfilling the expectations others set for her. Read more of this post

How to Make Your Compliments Count

Free compliments

Free compliments for everyone! (Photo by Memphis CVB, Flickr)

I was doing my school work and it started saying something about communication, and I thought, ‘What a perfect time to procrastinate.’ So I started researching what makes a genuinely good compliment, and the interwebs suggested that I reflect on what kind of compliments I enjoy receiving, or which ones stand out more than others, because odds are, other people probably like similar compliments. Read more of this post

Shut Down the Haters and Live Your Life

Man spreading arms to ocean

When you learn to tune out the haters and love yourself more, anything is possible. (Photo by David Amsler, Flickr)

When you show people who you are and they reject you because of personal bias or prejudice, or they decide who they think you are before they even give you a chance, there is only one thing to do. Move. On.  Read more of this post

Why Everyone Needs to Read ‘The 15 Commitments Of Conscious Leadership’ [REVIEW]

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Everyone can become a better leader if they learn to think “above the line” as explained in the book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. (Photo by reynermedia, Flickr)

I was first introduced to the “conscious leadership” style when I attended a webinar on the subject provided by my employer. The concept intrigued me so much, I immediately ordered a copy of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp. Read more of this post

Gray Hair and a Warm Heart are Keys to a Happy Life

Happy parishioners

The longer we live, the more chances we have to touch other’s lives if we can only learn to age properly. (Photo by Joonas Tikkanen, Flickr)

Several weeks ago, I was hanging out with my friend Chris. He’s young and gregarious, and we make each other laugh. At 24, he sees the world through a different lens than I do now that I’m in my 40s, but that is what time will do for a person.  Read more of this post