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Failure Is Not An Option #340

Published on June 5, 2020 Written by

Fear. It’s certainly prevalent and it’s gotten our full attention. For now, that’s good. It’s sobering and necessary to move us forward to create equity.  We can all agree, it’s not a place to live.   We are better than this. We must gather, learn, affect change and move forward together. It’s the only way we’ll survive.   We must sit together in the discomfort to build trust. We […]

Don’t Stop #339

Published on June 4, 2020 Written by

Sometimes, you can’t fake it ‘til you make it. When you’ve been flexing, adjusting, staying strong and managing to address the sudden and immediate changes that come with a pandemic coupled with rioting, it’s a lot.  It’s okay to rest. It’s okay to take a break. It’s okay to breathe, think and learn. It’s okay to take turns and pass the baton. This is a […]

It’s Certainly Not New #338

Published on June 3, 2020 Written by

It is hard to assimilate all that is happening around us. Unless your ability to compartmentalize is superhuman, “business as usual” sounds like a foreign concept.  How do we reconcile this?   How do we learn?  How do we make it better?  When we were walking through the remnants of our beautiful city yesterday, a police […]

HopeFULL And Hope Filled #337

Published on June 2, 2020 Written by

HopeFULL and hope filled. These are two words I’d use after spending the better part of the day in Minneapolis to do clean up post rioting.  The news makes Minneapolis look like a war zone.   Make no mistake about it, we’re not in the clear, and it’s not a pretty sight.   However, when you spend a day with people intending […]

Lessons Learned From Murder, Protesting, and Rioting #JusticeForGeorge #336

Published on June 1, 2020 Written by

To say this past week has been challenging, disappointing, disruptive, saddening, scary, sickening, enraging, disgusting, and hopeless would be understated. If you’ve been reading along with the blogs, you know Minnesota is the epicenter of one more senseless murder of a black man from a group of white cops. Our communities across the US are burning during a global […]

Not Forever #335

Published on May 29, 2020 Written by

It’s a lot, overwhelmingly so these days. Sometimes, you have to throw in the flag, admit you’ve had it and quit.  Just for now or tonight, or just for today.   Not forever.  Because the world needs your voice, your message and your determination to stay the course; even when it’s difficult. No, especially then.   When others pass by with a […]

It Begins With Me #334

Published on May 28, 2020 Written by

Emotionally hijacked.   I’ve only had it happen a handful of times. Last night and tonight are two of them.   We must be better than we are. We must dig deep, past the anger, shame, denial and fear. We must find a way to learn and grow from the obscenity of this time in history.   It’s too easy to blame […]

Speak Up #333

Published on May 27, 2020 Written by

With a heavy heart, I am writing this blog. I have very few words as I’m overwhelmed by sadness, compassion, shock, disgust and horror at the death of George Floyd.   I was having a great day, doing what seemed to be meaningful work with our team for our company. We were grappling with the realities of C-19, […]

Creating A New Habit #332

Published on May 26, 2020 Written by

Rainy weather is synonymous with Memorial weekend in Minnesota. And this year had its soggy moments.  What I love about rain is that it inspires me to work. I truly enjoy nestling in when it’s rainy and creating. It frees me to stay focused, and when I’m not distracted by the many things calling me […]

You Can’t Get It Back #331

Published on May 25, 2020 Written by

8,760. That’s the number of hours you have in a year. 168 hours each week.  It doesn’t sound like a lot to me when you consider the number of hours you sleep, the time you spend in the car, getting ready for your day, and other mandatory functions like putting gas in your car, purchasing groceries […]

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