9 Lessons Being an Entrepreneur Has Taught Me about Leadership

#1- It’s up to you! All the entrepreneurs I’ve met, including myself, have all created business’ based on their passion and a problem they want to solve. The idea is based on who they are and how they see the world. It becomes the foundation of the company and its vision (the dream) and mission (how the dream will be … Read More

Change Starts With You and Me. It’s Time to Speak Up.

Many of us are so often doing things in a state of reaction, or because of shame and we don’t realize we are. Shame and guilt pervade our days, that we don’t realize how much of our lives is dictated by other people’s beliefs and expectations. Here are some personal examples from my life that you may relate to. We … Read More

Me Too. Why I Raise My Hand.

I usually start my posts by sharing a personal story. This post is different. I’m not. Today I’m writing about the #metoo campaign that’s populated my Facebook feed this week. I rose my hand, as did many. Here is what I posted: “Me, too. If all who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we … Read More

4 Life Lessons From the Life of a Wanderer

It’s been three months since I packed up my life in Santa Cruz to wander the Hawaiian islands. Never have I not had a home and a permanent mailing address. It’s an interesting feeling to call where ever I am in that moment home. When people ask where I’m from I tell them I’m wandering and that my goal is … Read More

“Tis Better to Have Loved and Lost”

Growing up, I wasn’t one of those girls. You know the ones. They dream of their wedding day and play dress up. Not sure what I’m talking about, watch the movie Bride Wars or Revenge of the Bridesmaids. Really, if anything, I wasn’t going to get married. Growing up in the Air Force, my family moved quite a bit. There … Read More

The Pull Towards a Life of Soul

I’m celebrating one month of wandering and being on Kauai. As I look out the window, I see vibrant sun rays filtering through the trees, a luscious green malachite mountain with clouds floating by. There is a soft island breeze that carries with it the scent of tropical flowers. Just being on this island, every cell of my body relaxes. In … Read More