Summer is here!

Summer is here
Summer is here

Summer is here

Summer is here and a great time to enjoy everything Metro Atlanta has to offer. If that’s not enough, then travel in any direction outside the city and you can take your pick of mountains, trails, lakes, parks and so much more!  My favorite pastime is hiking and outdoor music festivals.  Later this month is the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park.  I love relaxing under the stars as the melodic tunes fill the air.  It doesn’t hurt to have a cool beverage in my hand and good company to share the experience.  Relaxing and reconnecting always recharges my batteries. read more

Integrity: Honoring Your Word


As we start 2018, it’s a great time to reflect on our triumphs and failures of 2017.  In everything there is a lesson to be learned that makes us wiser for the journey ahead.   My own path in 2017 came with both highs and lows which made me take a serious look at my strengths and weaknesses.  In 2018, I resolve to be better not just in word, but in deed. Last August, I had the privilege of attending the Landmark Forum.  Landmark is an educational company that focuses on transformational learning.  What stands out for me from the Landmark Forum and the seminar series I attended was a new definition of the word Integrity.  If you look up the definition of Integrity, you will often see it defined as “Adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, honesty.”  Through Landmark, I learned that Integrity also means honoring your word. read more

Burnout: Are You Feeling the Burn?

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Physical fatigue, irritability, and heaviness of spirit

By Guest Blogger:  Robbi Crawford

Physical fatigue, irritability, heaviness of spirit, mental fogginess, and emotional unavailability are all on the menu when the burn is simmering.

The burn is real. It’s something I’ve intentionally worked on learning to keep at bay or eliminate altogether for over 15 years. read more