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Have you ever had a wake-up call where you say – this isn’t working – It’s time to clear things out and make a change? Whether it comes from a quiet voice inside or on the heels of struggle that has finally come to a head, you know you need to follow your instincts. It …

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We needed a change, a different vibe. We have been on a relentless schedule organizing five big events over the last several months and had hit a wall. We usually take a vacation in the summer, but this year we were too busy to leave town. Never again, I said. Its one thing to work …

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We hosted a wedding reception for friends at our home.  It was an amazing experience in unexpected ways. I told my girlfriend, I have not been in a situation where the attention to details was so exacting, going beyond my own tendencies. Her comment, about the importance of being true to yourself hit a chord …

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People tend to be either visionary or a manager, gravitating to one domain verses the other.  After focusing on the vision of bringing the important local event “On Common Ground” to fruition, I watched everyone switch focus to pages of details to bring it all together. It took an army of people to make it …

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Clear communication has been essential lately as I’ve helped coordinate a big community event. After getting several notes thanking me for my clear and concise information, I concluded that this must be a skill set that needs more use. Here’s why. Through our non-profit, Lee and I were asked to set up music for “On …

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I’m just coming down from a week of doing what lifts me up. I’ll definitely be doing it more!  It’s made me realize that sometimes our work and our fun can dove-tail and be the same, sometimes they take you in different directions. But when the underlying principles of both are grounded in the same …

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Oh my gosh, I’ve been so busy, my abundant life is feeling like a runaway train. Judging from what I’ve been hearing from friends and clients, I’m not alone with this experience.  This is a time of fast energy and lots of people are feeling frazzled. I’ve taken some time to regroup and get perspective. …

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What experience is synonymous with a love fest, extraordinary music and a powerful shared event, 50 years later?  Woodstock, of course! It galvanized a generation of people, launched a wave of similar events that attempt to replicate the experience even today and has influenced many generations since then. What makes this so important to us? …

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We are facing some tense and difficult business decisions. Either way, it’ll change our life. Do we cut our losses and move on or push to get through in hopes things will get better? It’s a risk either way. In figuring it out, I realized that my tendency to be loyal and sentimental makes it …

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After all the help we received hosting our big fundraiser, I realized saying thank you is not enough. It took months and months of work to pull it off with friends, neighbors, workers of many kinds and our Board of Directors stepping up to assist. We couldn’t have done it without them. So why isn’t …

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