Primed & Penned

Words that will grow wings

Reading words can sometimes be more preferable than speaking them or hearing them.

Sometimes we need our own mental voice to focus and truly see the possibilities in front of us, instead of talking over them. I enjoy penning these possibilities in my blog and hope that if something resonates with you, or you have further thoughts, you’ll feel welcomed in contacting me personally.
I hope that as you peruse through these penned thoughts, that are sometimes dotted with tough love, you’ll feel the freedom that you are searching for begin to come into focus.

Have you been waiting for the perfect time to do what you know is right or what you deeply long to do? This is a very common theme among many people - especially women - so you're not alone. Whether it's remaining in a job you...

You've probably read or heard of the advice to act "as if" from many articles, books and workshops. Act as if you've already got your dream job. Act as if you’re successful. Act as if you’re confident. If you believe in the theory behind the action, it...

So I came up with my word of the year. Actually two words: playfulness and rise. Playfulness was chosen during a Toastmasters meeting, during which I led the meeting. I gave everyone a self-care card in an envelope and at the appointed time, I asked everyone...

Just before and after the new year my inbox was inundated with emails about all the things I can do to make 2017 "the best year yet." I'm not opposed to the idea. Not. At. All. It's just that I've found I'm not really inclined...

I’m honored to be a contributing writer for Aspire Magazine’s ‘A Miracle Mindset’ issue featuring Transformational Leader and New York Times Best-Selling author, Marci Shimoff. Along with my article, 5 Signs You’re Ready to March to Your Own Drum and Live Authentically, you’ll discover empowering content...

The year was 1986. We were stationed at Little Rock AFB in Arkansas. I was watching MTV while getting ready for softball practice, and instead of watching a video I saw a TV show with some long-haired weirdo acting crazy. The 3 other guys around...

When there are too many options, it's easy to feel overwhelmed Do you ever wonder why there are so many options for salad dressing? I wondered about that while I shopped for groceries after returning home from a 6-day trip to the Deep South. I drove to...

Do you know that only 45 percent of employees in the United States are satisfied with their jobs? This means that the other 55 percent are feeling the “Sunday night dread,” or staring at the clock while at work, wondering why the minutes are slowly...