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...

I N S P I R E D

Do you know what it feels like in those first few seconds of waking consciousness, when your eyes slit and peel open for the first time after a night of sleep; and in those fleeting milliseconds you are presented with so many pathways? I will go back to sleep. I will...

The Reflective Waters of December

I’ve begun speed reading Cormac McCarthy. People have told me for some time now – you know, just people here and there – that I should read him. Something about the way I speak or the general subject matter I seem drawn to or perhaps refer to now and then....

Fishbowl Radio

  Talking about selfishness on the radio November found me sitting behind the mic on a radio show in Dallas, TX. My lovely friend, Stae Hall, of “Running 4 UR LYFE” (Love Yourself First Explicitly – https://www.staehall.com/) invited me to join her on one...

In Celebration of Myopia and the Mysterious Beyond

Two films viewed in rather close succession to one another have left me even more convinced that we are born into certain circumstances, with certain conditions, and it is only through our choice to remain or move on that distinguishes us. If you are even remotely...

What If We Gave “Anxiety” a New Name?

The word anxiety gets a lot of attention, doesn’t it? This has me thinking that we, as competitors and in everyday life, are collectively losing resilience or, on the other hand, we are overreacting. I’m just thinking out loud. Nonetheless, this might cause a bit of a...