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My Mom’s Birthday

In Inspirations by Laura

Today, September 14th is the best day ever. It is my incredible Mom’s birthday. I have been blessed in my life to have a mom, and dad, who support me, encourage me and love me unconditionally. My mom has been adopted by so many of my friends I have lost …

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33 years and counting she told me

In Inspirations by Laura

I was flying out to an event in San Jose the other day and had the fortune to be sitting in the First Class cabin (I highly recommend it if you have the opportunity) when I struck up a conversation with the flight attendant. For those of you who know …

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What direction are you going?

In Business Leadership by Laura

Sounds like a simple question with a simple answer doesn’t it? No, it’s not a trick question but one that requires more thought than most of us give to the answer. I’ve learned that there is a bigger, more useful question than just asking what direction I am going. It …

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A Ray of Light

In Inspirations by Laura

A Ray of Light It was a beautiful day on the water as we took a tour of the Indian River on a pontoon boat for my birthday. We hung out with a dolphin pod for a while. Saw unbelievable birds, a shark and a loggerhead turtle. Not Crush but …

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Are you apologizing for joy?

In Inspirations by Laura

I had to call a government office recently to see if I could reschedule jury duty. When they answered the phone it took them a moment to say hello because they were laughing so hard at something that was going on in the office around them. It truly sounded like …

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When did we learn to settle for fine?

In Inspirations by Laura

Have you ever said, “I’m fine” rather than, “I’m great”? How about when you’ve gone to a restaurant and said the food was fine rather than it’s wonderful and yet you kept going back to that same place rather than find another restaurant that had better food and service and …

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Who Wants to Play SCRABBLE or Something?

In Business Leadership by Laura

I love Scrabble and have been playing it since I was a little girl. My mom and I would play it all the time and it was played often among my neighbors growing up as well. I remember playing it during the NY blackout of 1977 via candlelight and flashlights …

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Tink or Buzz?

In Inspirations by Laura

Tink or Buzz? My husband gave me a Tinker Bell toy for Christmas this year.  He wanted me to put in on my desk next to my Buzz Lightyear figure.  When I asked why, he said that Tink and Buzz represent my two life philosophies.  I have always been a …