See Yourself On The Other Side

One of my first memories is sitting near the end of a chapel pew at my father’s funeral. I was seven and I distinctly remember my cousin leaning over and whispering into my ear. “You know, it’s okay to cry.” Somehow, from the beginning, I have been able to transport...

“The Day I Restructured My Own Value”

I answered the question with five words. “I want to be invincible.” I had decided I wanted to hire a coach. A fitness coach. And I found a coach that embraced my ethos, entirely. Self-sufficiency Optimistic Believing the answer to everything is “consistency” Real food...

The Contingency Plan (Where is your Go Bag?)

Now that we have all – in one way or another – experienced full-scale retreat mode, it’s time to begin thinking about how we are going to re-engage. How much information do you need, for yourself, in order to determine what your personal (or family)...

The Rio Bland :: “What If” vs “Why Not”

“What if I went out on a limb? What if I suddenly did something different today? What if I just walked away? What if I answered that same old question with a different response today? What if I just said no instead of yes? What if I just said yes instead of no? What...

Austin Women’s Leadership Summit (with me as emcee!)

In February I had the honor of emceeing the annual Austin Women’s Leadership Summit at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin, TX. The event brings together a powerful collection of many female leaders from the region. With a packed room of dynamic innovators and...