The Power of a Compliment

Question: have you ever seen a person (a stranger or even perhaps someone you know) and complimented them… in your head? “I really like that girl’s outfit.”“He has an incredible voice.”“She is SO funny.““Damn, my coworker KILLED that presentation.  That was incredible.” ...more

How To Accept A Compliment – Without Complicating It

Most of us are out there in there in the world giving it our all. Looking good, working hard, being a true friend, an attentive parent, a dedicated employee and a contributing member to society takes a lot time and energy. I mean, just drying my hair takes a solid 43 minutes. It’s not easy being me, you know? And wouldn’t it be nice if just once, someone noticed?...more
I just got a lecture about that this week. a LONG lecture. I was told to stop saying "anyone can ...more

Own your story, and yourself

There are a few things that were inspirations for this post: personal experiences, a conversation with an acquaintance, and a friend's blog post. Listening to Brandi Carlisle's "The Story" on my walk home from the metro solidified the topic. In particular:...more

giving compliments, world peace, and the warm fuzzies

   I want to start a Compliment Revolution. There are a few revolutions I'd like to ignite, actually, but this one is super easy. If you're with me {go ahead, shout it now, "I'm with you!",} I think we could change the world this very week. So I'm declaring this the week of Global of Compliments. Someone call Hallmark and the Nobel Peace Prize committee. HOW TO GIVE A COMPLIMENT...more


I'm making  a quick come back to write a couple of entries in a series about my process to lose some weight and it's interesting effects.   ...more

Live life as though it really mattered

I once had the opportunity to thank an old teacher, years later, for saying something that had changed my life. He had no memory of the occasion. Yet my life was forever altered by what he had said -- altered for the better. Many of you may have also had that experience -- being thanked for something that in your mind was trivial, but in the thanker's mind was huge. ...more

 Thank you so much!


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A Good Word...

I can’t believe it’s September already.. This year has flown by.. If you’re celebrating the start of Ramadan today - may you have a blessed Ramadan Mubarak. If you’re not, keep this quote from the Qur’an in mind anyway.. “A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky.” ...more