Walt Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." The worldwide Disney franchise is proof that dreams can come true. My first trip to Disney World (Orlando, FL) was with my husband and our best friends at Christmas 2016. That magical week was the motivation I needed to finally start the business I had been dreaming about for nearly a decade.Read More
This is a photo of my "Lord, Give Me Patience" look that I developed as a first-year teacher of 7th graders (need I say more?!) and perfected as a reference librarian after being asked one too many times to find the "blue book that I used in my report but forgot to cite." Responding calmly to a crisis is both an art and science. The art of knowing what to do, and the science of being able to recall and apply that knowledge on the fly.Read More
We leave play behind when we leave childhood behind, or so it often seems. Play is relegated to the fringes of everyday life, as detox from stressful situations, as reward for progress and concerted effort, not as an inherent aspect of creativity, negotiation, and purpose. Perhaps, though, problems that plague our grown-up world stem from a serious disconnect between playful instincts and logical conditioning.Read More
What would your fear *look* like if you gave it a face and a body? Mine is a hump-backed, green-faced, crackly-voiced crone with missing teeth, a pointy stick, and razor-sharp fingernails.Read More
"Tell Me About Yourself"
I still shudder at how I used to respond, when I was wet behind the ears and all-too-eager to catalog all my courses and accomplishments. When I am on the other side of the question, I cringe at asking.
Humans are wired for stories from our earliest years. We hear them, read them, tell them, and live them. The stories of our lives and successes are always in progress.Read More