For 26 years now, I’ve been blessed to share Christmas morning with my children. What changes there are from the giggles at 6am of toddlers running to the tree, to the cozy, hugging wake ups of today with coffee brewing at 9am. This Christmas it includes global smiles from Brazil, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Mexico and the
I walked down the basement stairs of my childhood home to start the laundry as my mom or I had done for the past 50 years. As the wash got started, sentimental sounds came forth. The water still rinsed through a hose that once jumped out of the sink and on to the floor. (I
Will. Kind of a funny word. As a verb, it has us leaning into the future, getting to all the things we hope to do. I will… with no expiration date. As a noun, it holds two meanings. One is the document stating how we want our resources passed on when we are gone. And,
What if underneath all the things we do every day, the words we say, the clothes we wear, the challenges we face, the pains we carry, the choices we make … there really exists a deeper self? And what if that deeper self doesn’t have a color, or a status, or a race, or a
Forty years ago, at age 16, I took my first trip to Europe to visit my aunt, uncle and cousin. My Detroit-born aunt and uncle had gone to Paris on a bicycle trip in the early 60’s and well, they never returned to live in the States. A few years after I was born, they
My son Jimmy was reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (a Roman Emperor from the first century – yes I had to look that up). I laughed that MA’s ideas from nearly 2000 years ago are still so true today and much of why we’re creating Six Minutes Daily. Then, as I was writing this week’s
Each Tuesday morning at 7:30am, I have a 45 minute check-in with three lifelong friends around navigating the next chapter of life. We all met as we were just beginning our parenthood journey. We all have similar professional backgrounds in consulting, business and teaching, and we are now all creating our next chapters without the
Earlier this week, I was having a conversation with a wise and respected friend who’s participated in some of my workshops. “Can I ask you something about Six Minutes Daily?” he said. “Of course,” I replied. He looked at me directly, “why are you doing this? You ask all of us developing entrepreneurs to answer
So, this leadership app we’ve been birthing for the past nine months seems to be in a place that is worthy of giving you a sneak peek and seeing what works and how to make it better. Thank you for your patience, and for giving us the courage to inhale, exhale, and give gratitude for
This morning I reached for my little French press and small coffee grinder from my cabinet shelf, as is my morning ritual. First as I pulled them out, and later when I put them back, I was highly aware of the small space they were squished into (even though I use them almost every morning).
Earlier this week, we were treated to the October Hunter’s Moon. I was in my own busy world, oblivious to the fact, until I was driving to a meeting. Through some magic, I was in the right place at the right time to witness the moon rising. I stopped, pulled over and snapped this picture.
I think of myself as a climber, albeit a very baby climber. You know the kind that if it’s at all steep or with any exposure, I want to be tied to a rope with lots of anchors in the rock in case I slip. And even then, my hands sweat.