Courage

I learned early on to put on a shell to save face and protect my family’s honor. It was what hardworking immigrants like my parents did. My folks weathered an unhappy marriage but in my young adult years, when I questioned my mother for staying in it, she said simply, “I don’t believe in divorce. …

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Flow

You know that phrase? "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade." Well, that lesson was served up in spades this past weekend when two WANDERS got derailed by 30 MPH gale force winds and white out blizzard conditions that had us abandoning plans to snowshoe to a cozy cabin for an intimate morning of …

Motivation

New beginnings signify new opportunities. They are an exciting time to start a fresh chapter and set our sights on intentions and goals with renewed focus, energy and excitement. So why do many of us approach the new year and resolutions with trepidation and sometimes even a defeatist attitude? Ask yourself the question: "What or …

Busy-ness

A friend recently told me she had banned the word "busy" from her vocabulary, and it made me pause (and give her mad mental props as I struggled to ditch the words "try" and "should" from mine). It echoed back to me when another friend claimed she wanted to join in a WANDER but she couldn't because she was busy. Because …

Identity

“Hi, my name is Renee and I’m the (long drawn out title) at (insert company name).” How many times do you utter that phrase upon first meeting someone? And then wonder, but that’s not WHO I am...do you even care who I am? The way we choose to present ourselves -- and by that token, …