How many people do you know who live and die by expectations – their own or someone else’s? Dig a little deeper and you will  discover a strung out, worn out shell of a person, often a perfectionist, still trying to please.  I’m here to tell you, today’s expectations are tomorrow’s disappointments. According to Bradley […]

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Lessons from the Season of Transition continue on the heels of my last post, Need a Blessing? I have just returned from my 45th high school reunion. Lord, have mercy! As the years roll along, few graduates have any intention of ever rejoining their classmates to remember high school years. The thoughts of dragging a […]

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While Spring arrived late this year, it’s been well worth the wait. What a beautiful shift into the season of transition – pregnant with possibility, profound in rebirth, and filled with new beginnings. Not all transitions are welcome or smoothly navigated. The wait between stations can try the patience of Job.  Seven years ago, in […]

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I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I do reflect upon the lessons of the previous year. If you do this enough you will see your life through wider, clearer lenses. You will also see if you are making progress. Were the lessons learned or do they need to be repeated? Here is a […]

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Without doubt the most precious tangible items in any home are those related to the holiday season. No other time of year is more steeped in tradition and keepsakes. When asked what I miss most from the house fire it is the decades of Christmas ornaments and decorations. It became more heartbreaking this year when […]

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This 2014 post is returning for encore. It will be followed by this year’s Christmas post: Where is the Heavenly Host? Stay tuned. While Christmas shopping years ago, I purchased JOY, HOPE and PEACE. In a favorite shop I spied a small box containing those three words in tin letters strung on a thin ribbon. At […]

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As I write this post today, someone right up the road in Simpsonville, SC has won the MEGA MILLIONS lottery! According to WYFF News-4, “The $1.6 billion prize reflects the annuity option, paid over 29 years. However, nearly all winners take the cash option, which for Tuesday’s drawing was an estimated $913 million.” South Carolina is […]

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In my email box this morning was a message from my former career coach, Denise Cooper of Remarkable Leadership Lessons, Inc.  “Morning Becky. I was just cleaning and decluttering my office and came across your file. We’ve known each other for about 10 years. Now #9 at work. Celebrate your day.” My memory flew back to […]

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This is an update to a post I wrote 4 years ago. A friend recently had an interesting encounter with a denim dress and I was reminded of it.  It’s hot out there folks. Be mindful of what you leave behind! It’s been said the mark of a true leader is how he/she leaves you […]

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Ah, May! The most transitional month of the year, full of watershed moments, celebrations, memory makers – time to move ahead on the next step of the journey.  In typical fashion of doing everything all at once, I graduated high school (St. Mary’s School, Raleigh, NC) in May on my 18th birthday. Those years at boarding […]

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