Why I’m Banishing the Words “I Don’t Know” from My Vocabulary

Not too long ago I read an article about how women tend use qualifying words like “just” to pacify those around them. In a work setting, it could be used like this: “I’m just checking to see when you might have that project completed.” Just. It softens things. Makes you less demanding. Less “bossy.” Since … More Why I’m Banishing the Words “I Don’t Know” from My Vocabulary

I, Athlete.

A few weeks ago, I was traveling in Dominican Republic and we rode horses (or, in my case, a donkey) through the mountains and then hiked down to a waterfall. It was a loooong way back up some rough-hewn stairs. I was stubbornly determined not to stop and take a break during the difficult climb. … More I, Athlete.

Book: ‘Riding Simplified’ by Margaret Cabell Self

Title: Riding Simplified Author: Margaret Cabell Self Publisher: Ronald Press Company, New York Date: 1948 Pages: 77 Topic: Horsemanship, beginning riding Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 My Take: This was a quick read and worth it the couple of hours it took to read it straight through. While certainly geared toward beginners, it’s always good to be reminded of the basics. The … More Book: ‘Riding Simplified’ by Margaret Cabell Self

The Platinum Rule

We all know the Golden Rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”/”treat others as you would like to be treated.” Seems like a nice sentiment and a good way to approach relationships, right? At work, a very smart colleague told me that she recently heard a keynote speaker talking about … More The Platinum Rule