For the longest time, I wouldn’t tell people I was a teacher. There were just some things about the job (or at least how I was doing the job) that didn’t align with whom I feel I am.
Napoleon Hill wrote, “The whole world is undergoing a change of such stupendous proportions that millions of people have become panic-stricken with worry, doubt, indecision, and fear!” in 1938. Nineteen-Thirty-Eight. One Nine Three Eight. Do we know people who are in that mode now in 2018? Two-Thousand-Eighteen? Two Zero One Eight? So, have we not… Continue reading Stall-Out?
I have not underlined this much in a book since graduate school. Bright Spirit, the spiritual book club that I co-host with Dina of Crystalicious NYC, studied Rising Strong by Brené Brown as our most recent pick. This book quickly became a part of my soul. I, too, struggle with vulnerability. I was the girl… Continue reading So Strong
I’m telling on myself today. A friend who is relatively new to the DB Fam called me yesterday. For every ounce Out There, Open and Tell It Like It Is that I am, she is Reserved, Private and Keep It to Yourself in counterbalance. I take our new-found friendship not only as a treasure but… Continue reading I’m Telling
Alternate title: How We are Crushing Our Goals As I write this, the Rescue group with which I volunteer is processing its 40th adoption in 2018. 40. 4-0. In 2016, we completed 51 adoptions. For 2017, we set a goal of 52 adoptions; we completed 55. For 2018, we set a goal of 56. Here… Continue reading The Great Slow Down
It has become tradition for me to re-post this story at this time of year. It will remain tradition until all domestic rabbits are safe and protected. Found, but still Lost I am the initial point of contact when someone emails firstname.lastname@example.org. This month, the number of “finder” emails we have received is more than… Continue reading Revisit
A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a talk on organization to a group of entrepreneurs in the wellness lifestyle industry. In pure irony, the notes I prepared for this talk look like a scrambled ramble of ideas. The organizer appears messy but gets it all done. Here are some gems from my… Continue reading Big Picture Master
What didn’t happen yesterday in our little Rescue world? I’ll just timeline it for you: 7:21 am: The first email inquiry of the day from a parent wanting a rabbit as Christmas gift for a young child arrived in our inbox. 8:15 am: Assembled a team of volunteers to standby for the potential influx of… Continue reading Moving Parts
In late June 2014, I wrote a note in my phone of three simple “I am” statements to set the tone for my summer. Pushing aside the millions of things to get done and ways to make two months off from the day job count, I set these “I am” statements at the core of… Continue reading Retreat Yourself
For those who’ve been following the tale: I didn’t finish the book before book club, but the 200 pages I read were more enjoyable than I thought they were going to be. Just another lesson in being open, in saying “Yes!” to what presents itself. I never would have picked up that particular book, but… Continue reading Yes