Linda’s Blog

The Power of Love

Have you noticed that when you are focused only on yourself, you soon become self-critical or low energy? And that when you expand your focus to include others whom you care about, your energy returns? Years ago, I read The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. It...

Make Changes, Not Resolutions

Let’s face it.  If you’re in the habit of making “new years resolutions” and then breaking them, why bother?  It’s only wishful thinking, right? If you actually want to achieve something significant in 2018, create a goal and own it!  And if you’ve ever set a goal...

The Gift of a New Perspective

Comfort zones feel safe and cozy.  They can also limit our lives and keep us stuck.  Where do you feel stuck?  Answer that, and you’ll see where you’ve locked yourself into a viewpoint that no longer serves you.  And if you find yourself in an endless loop of...

The Gift of Fear

Did you know that Halloween began as an ancient holiday to honor all the Catholic saints on one day (All Saints Day)?  I’m unclear how it morphed into a holiday for candy and celebrating all things evil, scary, and supernatural. That’s quite a shift! Perhaps we just...

What’s Your Crisis Navigation Plan?

When I first witnessed the power of hurricanes, I was frightened. Then I talked with locals who simply called them, “nature’s way of pruning”.  Their attitude helped me learn to face these big storms with respect and planning… not fear. Storms will happen. ...

Are Your Power Tools Up To Date?

Like it or not, your physical and mental fitness matters if you want to get hired, be promoted, or lead others. In fact, studies show that overweight executives make lower salaries because they’re viewed as less effective not only in their job performance, but in...

What’s Your Declaration?

Years ago, I felt stuck in a low paying job that I detested, so I went to a career counselor. She told me to write about my ideal day; just one day in my life, if it were perfect. I wrote that I would have complete control of my time, doing work that I loved. I’d help...

Your Inner Dad

Years ago, I led a leadership training session and referenced the mentoring we get from our fathers.  After the session, a young woman approached me and said, “I never had a dad, so I don’t know what that would be like.”  That got me thinking about mentors, and how...

Intentional Adaptation

Volcanoes in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean formed the Galapagos Islands.  Being composed of cooled lava, they began with no “native” living things at all. Species that now thrive on these islands originally arrived by accident on boats, air currents, or bits of...

What’s Your Story?

I was “big” as a child, and “overweight” as a teen and young adult. That’s how I defined myself.  Overweight, un-athletic, and clumsy. I saw myself as someone who might have potential, but was limited by excess weight. Each time I tried diets and failed, my...