That One Thing Needed for Success

Last week, I attended the February Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) meeting. Bethany Andell, president of Savage Brands, spoke to the group about the importance of purpose in business. If you aren’t clear on what that purpose is, the “why” of what the business does, then how do others build trust with that brand? If… Continue reading That One Thing Needed for Success

Making Rainy Days a Workout Motivator

For the last few days in Austin, it’s steadily rained. Yes, I know this is par for the course for those in the Pacific northwest (my friends in Oregon are laughing right now and calling me a wimp), but it is hard to be motivated to haul ass outside in the dark when faced with the… Continue reading Making Rainy Days a Workout Motivator

Future Authors at Austin’s Baranoff Elementary School

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the Baranoff Elementary School Young Authors Conference. This was my third year, and as always, it was magical. Whoever came up with the original concept is a genius. Third and fourth graders at the South Austin school spend a day attending a “conference” that features adults… Continue reading Future Authors at Austin’s Baranoff Elementary School

I Want to Be Kacy Catanzaro

The other day, my husband shared a video with me. You’ve probably seen it–Kacy Catanzaro, who weights all of about 100 pounds, a gymnast, totally slays the American Ninja Warrior course in the Dallas finals. She’s the first woman to ever finish it. We were gasping and cheering as we watched. We were still talking… Continue reading I Want to Be Kacy Catanzaro

Run Faster–Betty White is Right Behind You!

Sunday was the White Rock Marathon, and I’m so happy that I’ve had another “boring” successful event. Why was I doing White Rock? Well, I’ve always wanted to go back and wipe my horrid ’05 experience there out of my mind. It was my Personal Worst Marathon for many years (that is, until NYC in… Continue reading Run Faster–Betty White is Right Behind You!