Darkest Before the Dawn

I feel an ‘Aha Moment’ coming soon… but I’m not quite there yet… oh, and did I hear recently that Oprah is trying to trademark ‘aha moment’?? Maybe I owe her some money? Cuz I use that phrase all the time.. and have been for quite awhile now…. ...more

Who were you in High School

Its been over 10 years since I graduated High School. Since then, I haven't spent much time thinking about that era of my life. However, over the holidays a few things happened that made me reflect (for the first time in years) on the experiences I had in my early teens....more

Got 10 Minutes a Day? Here are Five Ways to Boost Your Business

If you are a small business owner you know that finding extra time is, well, hard. Those really important things you need to do consistently to boost your business often fall the wayside to the more urgent and often less important. So, what if you had 10 minutes a day to handle them? Almost everyone can find 10 extra minutes a day... the key is to claim it and use it wisely. Here are five of my favorite ways to maximize those 10 minutes: 1) Read a business or personal development book. ...more

I agree. It's very easy to get sucked in. When it comes to your business, it takes a lot of ...more

Why I Love Queen Latifah

This woman is amazing. I *love* Queen Latifah. She's intelligent, funny, incredibly talented....more

I just checked out your blog--what a great resource!!  I'm flattered and, yes, by all ...more

Life Lessons from Iowa

Yes, Iowa. ...more

The Meyvn Group Blog

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Confessions of an ex-cross-country coach

That's not to say I wouldn't be ecstatic to do it again.But the 2009 cross-country season has wrapped, and I'm hanging up my figurative whistle and stopwatch until further notice. Like the end of every track season I've ever been a part of, I'm both high and exhausted.Out of the entire 12-week season, I felt marginally comfortable in my role for maybe the last three of them.I reported to my old stomping ground in late August with zero credibility other than the fact that the head coach--a friend and former teammate--invited me on board as an assistant....more

Walls that no longer serve us well

I skipped second grade. Actually, I completed first and second grade in the same year so technically I didn’t skip anything. But still, I was suddenly a year younger than my classmates and remember feeling totally weird in my own skin. I don’t know if you can recall those early years but to be in a different classroom with a different teacher felt a million miles away from my first grade class down the hall. I mean, in first grade kids were still eating pencil erasers. Second grade was downright sophisticated!...more

When I Wake up in the Morning I Grieve the Loss of Flight

 I’ve been working with a lot of new (to me) material coming from the anti-ableism community, as it currently expresses itself. In most ways, this is an internal dialog between my 20-something self and my 40-something self, but you’re welcome to listen in, if you like.  ...more

Is It OK To Be Rude?

There's been a rash of rudeness going around lately among public figures. But rudeness does not limit itself to narcisstic celebrities and arrogant politicians. In our personal lives, we all know people who act rude...some more so than others. Perhaps we ourselves have occasionally been impolite, offensive or unintentionally slighted someone. What amazes me are people who feel entitled, even obligated to be rude, crude, in-your-face, mean and nasty; not just to strangers but to of all people---their friends and family members...all in the name of love....more