I recently learned about the #GratitudeChallenge and I eagerly signed up when the invitation came to my inbox. What’s not to love about putting some extra energy toward gratitude? I received the daily email prompts and tried to give some thought to each exercise. Unfortunately, the timing just wasn’t great. I am generally a very … Continue reading My Gratitude Challenge
Outsourcing is NOT a 4 Letter Word!
The truth is that all companies need HR. But not all companies need the same type or same amount of HR. The laws are in place for all, so compliance is an issue across the board. At some point, all companies will need to hire. Some may do it once a day, others maybe once … Continue reading Outsourcing is NOT a 4 Letter Word!
Running Down a Dream
https://youtu.be/Y1D3a5eDJIs I did it. On Sunday, April 23rd I accomplished a personal goal of completing a half marathon. As my friend Jon Thurmond says…bananas. I have had a love/hate relationship with running for years. Start and stop. Couch to 5K. I remember pulling out ‘how to start running’ plans out of Shape magazine. I tried … Continue reading Running Down a Dream
Let’s Go, Girls!
https://youtu.be/ZJL4UGSbeFg March is Women’s History Month! I am taking this opportunity to reflect on all of the amazing women in my life who have helped shape me. There are some powerful female forces in my family. First, my grandmother who is tenacious. Many years ago, she decided she no longer wanted a wall in her … Continue reading Let’s Go, Girls!
We Have to do More with Less
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Chipotle. I go at least once every week. When I was pregnant with my girls, it was the only food I could keep down. And now they both love it too. I make friends with the staff at my favorite locations. Avery and I choose a designated … Continue reading We Have to do More with Less
Can we please normalize ridding our world of the phrase ‘job hopper’?!? It’s ridiculous. Are we really going to put a negative label on, ridicule, and criticize people who make career moves that best align with their aspirations and values? Who take advantage of opportunities to provide for their families? I have had several different … Continue reading Job hopper!?!
2022 – wow, what a year! Ups, downs, twists, turns…truly one for the books. Choosing a ‘word of the year’ has been a recent trend – one that I have embraced. For 2023, I have chosen the word ‘connection’. My 2022 was chock-full of amazing experiences with fellow HR people. I spoke at various conferences … Continue reading Connection
Presents are my Favorite!
Scenes from Elf the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UggyEAjSBY I love Christmas. The holiday season is awesome, and I strive to enjoy every minute of it. I find joy in decorating my house, choosing the tree, seeing the lights and blowups in my neighborhood – it all puts a smile on my face and fills my heart. … Continue reading Presents are my Favorite!
Ode to Small Business
November 26th is Small Business Saturday. (It is also THE GAME – OHIO STATE v. XICHIGAN!) As many know, small business is near and dear to my heart. I have dedicated my career to supporting the small business community, and I love that we now dedicate a day during the holiday season to highlight this … Continue reading Ode to Small Business
This past week has been awesome!
On Monday, we had a beautiful night for trick-or-treat. Even though my girls have outgrown the tradition, we love passing out candy to kids and seeing all the cool costumes. This year there was a young man dressed in a Detroit Tigers baseball uniform! (This is a rarity in Central Ohio. We gave him extra … Continue reading This past week has been awesome!
Gaga, Kentucky, and a podcast – oh my!
My September is off with a bang! The first half of the month has been wonderfully busy and fun!! First, I took my sister and my oldest daughter to see Lady Gaga in concert. A-MA-ZING! I love concerts and I have been to a lot of them. This was one for the books. The energy … Continue reading Gaga, Kentucky, and a podcast – oh my!
Why I Blog
Today is National Bloggers Day! I honestly did not know that was a thing until today. Wishing all the bloggers out there a wonderful day!! I am taking this opportunity to reflect on why I started my blog in the first place. At Orangetheory, one of the mantras is ‘remember why you started.’ This helps … Continue reading Why I Blog