Tag, You’re it!: 5 Things You May Not Know About Me

Do you remember tag?  Last week my friend, Kim Kotecki, sent me a “You’re It” e-mail inviting me to play a game of blog-tag.  The challenge: write post “5 Things You Might Not Know About Me” and then tag five friends who also blog.  So here goes: 1. My family calls me Lizzie.  Which used…

Who do you Woo Hoo?

There is something special about sharing good news with people who really “get it.” I spent the evening at a meeting of the Wisconsin Professional Speakers Association, and have been energized by a roomful of people who “get it.” One of the best decisions I made in 2006 was to join a Mastermind group. Five of…

Sane New Years Resolutions

How long do your New Year’s resolutions last? A few weeks? A few months? It is often hard to keep a resolution – sometimes because we defeat ourselves from the start by making too large of a commitment. Resolutions are really commitments to ourselves. Things we choose to change or do to improve our lives.…

Take A Bow

Getting back in the swing of things after the holidays can take a while. Why not take advantage of the feeling and “Take a Bow?” When giving my “Why Women Have Balls” program I encourage women to put down the many balls they have in the air and “take a bow.” Now, at the beginning…

Connect – turn off the Blackberry

While driving back from Christmas shopping the other day, I listened to NPR’s All Things Considered. The subject was Blackberry Abuse. Evidently for some people a Blackberry is like crack cocaine – addictive. One of the guests discussed Blackberry orphans, children who’s parents are physically present, but never truly available because they are constantly checking…

Reconnect this holiday season

Take December’s Challenge: Reconnect! I was still in bed on Thanksgiving morning, enjoying the paper and some coffee, when my cell phone beeped indicating I had a text message.  Even though I didn’t recognize the phone number appearing after the “please call” message, I dialed and was surprised to be connected with one of my…

Your Own Worst Enemy

Picture this: After 15 hours of air travel and a five hour time change, you arrive home. Your children are elated to see you and quickly remind you of the Halloween costumes you haven’t finished. You smile and hold yourself together for a while, but then need sleep. After a nap, pumpkins are carved, dinner…

Connect with Joy: Ironman World Championship

Ironman World Championship My husband, Clay, and I are in Hawaii celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. The planned vacation coincided with the Ironman World Championship on the Big Island of Hawaii. Once we discovered this happy coincidence, we quickly changed our plans and signed up to volunteer. Some might find it odd, giving up part…

Worn Out? Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you giving your body the sleep it needs? My friend Jill Fleming, a Registered Dietitian and wellness expert identifies sleep as one of the corners of the Wellness Triangle. Combined with good nutrition and exercise, enough good quality sleep is essential to good health. Are you getting enough sleep? Here are some clues: Do…