Be Brave. Just Show Up.

Be Brave. Just Show Up.

There comes a day when it gets hard to find courage just to get out of bed. You struggle against your own ambition, the drain on your internal clock. Your energy zapped and depleted. The weather even feels cold and unforgiving. You lay there and hit the snooze button....
Three rules for my legacy

Three rules for my legacy

Be Honest. Be Grateful. Be Present.   When I was a kid, I was told to always tell the truth even if it was hard. My mom made me understand that sentiment very quickly. I remember not telling the truth about doing a chore and she helped me to understand that if I...
I’ve Got your Back…Regardless

I’ve Got your Back…Regardless

I have been on the road a lot lately, logging miles like it’s my job. I am no stranger to a 5-hour drive, 2-3 hours of work, and a 5-hour drive back home. Even leaving at 10am to return at 3am the next morning isn’t odd anymore. Why? Well, let’s just...
No Quit in the Dugout

No Quit in the Dugout

I was standing in my kitchen cutting leftover chicken off the carcass to make chicken salad. It was quiet. My kitchen door was open and all I could hear was the gentle wind blowing my mom’s wind chimes ever so lightly. Small dinging sounds that were angelic. Probably...
The Beauty in the Imperfect

The Beauty in the Imperfect

At times, I spent my life as a perfectionist. Often talking about how I wouldn’t do things if I didn’t know I could do them well. I would rather just “sit it out” or pretend I didn’t want to play. It took me most of my adult life to write my book. I was afraid I...