Tag: peace

  • When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

    When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

    So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit…shall we say…active during my recent travels. And so I did what many of us would do. I shut my eyes and willed it to go away. Which, of course, didn’t work. It was…

  • How to Like Your Life More

    How to Like Your Life More

    So it’s over. My little “life sabbatical”, the one that took Hubbie and me overseas for six months, is over. And in the blink of an eye that sneaky little bugger known as reality has quickly set in. Exhibit A? My new living room at the moment: If you follow my blog you know that…

  • The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use Now and Then

    The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use Now and Then

    What I’m about to say might irritate you. And I’ve decided that this is okay, as long as you’re willing to hear my point all the way through. It begins with a few thoughts on Barcelona, a city where I’ve lived in for nearly two months. It’s a delightful place, a place filled with endless…

  • I Now Pronounce You Happy

    I Now Pronounce You Happy

    No doubt about it…these last few months spent overseas have been chock full of unexpected experiences. Take, for example, my recent participation in Barcelona’s fire-throwing parade, and the moment I realized that actual fire was about to be thrown my way. The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death.…

  • Why We All Should Stop Freaking Out

    Why We All Should Stop Freaking Out

    I freaked out the other day. In fact, I freaked out a few times…all due to a chain of events within about two hours. If you know me, you know that my freak-outs can be a bit…dramatic. It went something like this: First, I answered one last email before leaving the office and made myself…

  • The Best Ever Leadership Lesson from Traffic School

    The Best Ever Leadership Lesson from Traffic School

    I’m writing this through some bleary eyes, thanks to the fact that I was up until the wee hours of the morning finishing up traffic school. I did it on-line, in one sitting. Let’s just say I was near the deadline. Many won’t be surprised to hear this isn’t my first time at the traffic…

  • How a Week at Sea Changed My Life on Land

    I’m writing this after a recent week spent aboard a cruise ship. For those of you who know me, this will come as no surprise. It turns out I can’t get enough of the sun deck, cheesy formal photos and a good old buffet line. I’m also happy to say that the cruising experience can…