Global Leadership Summit notes day one, part one

Global Leadership Summit notes day one, part one

I attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) on Thursday and Friday this week.  I attended for the first time last year and really enjoyed it.  This year was wonderful as well, and I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t.  There is an app (free) called GLS Next that has a lot of great content and will give you an idea of what to expect.  There is a Christian focus, as the summit was started by Bill Hybels,…

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Life, Love, and Lessons Learned

Life, Love, and Lessons Learned

Yesterday we spent several hours celebrating the life of someone who packed an extraordinary amount of living into his 21 short years. Although this was someone I had never met directly, I came away from the experience feeling like I understood the essence of who he was.  As we sat there in the church I was amazed at how many people he had impacted in his short life. And honestly when I looked at all the friends and family members…

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Gratitude day one

Gratitude day one

It has been beautiful outside. I have thoughts swirling around in my head, so many things I want to write and to do, but it’s just not all coming together right now. And that’s ok. So instead of focusing on my shortcomings or regrets or slightly guilty feelings, I’m going to try to focus on the little things that have blessed me!  I’d love it if you’d share too!  A 5-mile walk in the park and veering off of my…

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The killer of joy

The killer of joy

Note – this post was actually written for the most part on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Then I chickened out, then procrastinated, then chickened out again.  This morning I woke up at 6:00 am knowing that this was it, today was the day.  Honestly I’m not sure what I have been afraid of other than it is difficult to be open and vulnerable. Yesterday (April 30) was a big day for me. I reached out to some women that I…

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Friendship and faith in adulthood

Friendship and faith in adulthood

WTF? (relax – it means “where’re the friends”!) I have always liked people.  I was friendly with everyone in elementary school and had one close/best friend.  It seemed so easy when we were young! In middle school my friendships changed, but I still had one close friend and a lot of other superficial friendships.  The middle school years were not completely smooth sailing for me and I made some bad choices.  Then I went from one long-term relationship to another one,…

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Mindset matters!

Mindset matters!

You know sometimes when you go to church or you hear a particular message and you think ‘oh my gosh, they’re talking right to me?’ That’s what happened to me on Saturday.  I attended an all day training that was absolutely amazing. I took 68 pages of notes. Granted, my writing is kind of big and my notebook is about 5 x 8, but still that’s a lot of notes! I’m sharing this because I feel I that it applies to…

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Nursing career part 1

Nursing career part 1

I’ve made some pretty big changes over the past couple of months, one of which was leaving my job of over eleven years. To go back to the beginning, when I was little I was sick and in the hospital quite a bit. Thankfully I don’t remember too much of that time, other than the thermometers that the nurses had.  For some reason I loved those thermometers and that is what made me want to be a nurse.  As I…

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Gratitude (and books)

Gratitude (and books)

I started reading a book which is now on hold because I’m reading a couple of others.  This is something that I do frequently and always mean to stop doing but then don’t.  I love books.  I love to read.  And there are soooo many options out there that I have a hard time picking just one at a time.  So I often have 2-3 physical books that I’m reading in addition to an audiobook or two in progress. Back…

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Beauty in imperfection

Beauty in imperfection

I just got back from a quick beach vacation that was filled with a lot of thinking and just being.  I went with my best friend and her son and my boys, and even though we were in the car together for a LONG TIME (we are not the quickest travelers) the boys spent a lot of time doing their own thing and we talked and listened to different personal development topics along the way.  Both of us are kind…

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Praying vs. Worrying

Praying vs. Worrying

     I have always been rather impatient, although I do feel that I am improving in that area. I suppose it is only natural that my prayer life is no exception.  There are times when I feel like I have really been praying about something and I am trying to wait patiently for a response from God but it seems like nothing is coming through. When I stop and think, I often realize that I haven’t been praying at all.  I…

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