Zones of Comfort

Zones of Comfort

I have heard many people talk about “leaving their comfort zone.” What is this alleged Comfort Zone? Where is everyone going when they leave it? My Comfort Zone has always been the place that I have deemed safe. It is the place that I have faithfully walled and...
Commit to Pour

Commit to Pour

Have you ever seen a small child attempt to pour a drink from a pitcher of water or from a carton of milk? His little muscles begin to quiver, his jaw tenses – maybe his tongue sticks out from the side of his mouth for balance. He has the best of intentions, but for...
50 Kilos of Salt

50 Kilos of Salt

Winter in Germany this year has been brutal. Frigid temperatures, heaps of snow and freezing rain were not on my Christmas wish list. I have the blessing (curse) of a long driveway. When winter strikes, the curse begins. Shoveling parties are anything but fun. Just...
Ask.

Ask.

I have a hard time asking for help. A crippling feeling overtakes my body and mind when I have a need that I cannot remedy. This is a struggle that I have been working on, but still plagues me. I am sure I am not alone. To ask for something leaves us at the mercy of...
EYES

EYES

Communication is crucial. It doesn’t matter if it pertains to a large company, a nonprofit organization, or friends and family – you will be expected to communicate. The dawn of social media has given us countless opportunities to increase our...

Words are Powerful

Who doesn’t love a story about a person that confronts and overcomes obstacles and rejection? In spite of the circumstances, they make something amazing out of their life. Unfortunately, these people are the exception, not the norm. Most often men, women, boys...