Life

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1615" img_size="medium" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] Interestingly enough, I have a milestone birthday approaching very soon. This October I will be 60! I am wincing slightly as I confess this because I have never been one to offer up my...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1609" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]I have been working as a corporate brand manager for over 30 years. That is a really long time.  But I am speaking more personally now about the impact that this concept of branding once...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1606" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Things all around us are shaking and turbulent. I know. I feel it too. Most of us do not do well in change. That is basic human nature. It's difficult to not know what...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1600" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Every cloud has a silver lining. That's what my grandmother used to say. I imagine that this was originally a song probably from some MGM movie. In my mind, I can see Judy Garland singing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1575" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]I have clients I cannot meet with. Events that have been canceled. Business that is now on the back burner. For all of us life as we know it has drastically shifted. These are serious...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1494" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]When I was a kid, I hovered somewhere in the middle of that nebulous space of being just OK. I knew all of the cool kids in school and they knew me. Some of my...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1480" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]There is a scripture that says, “Laughter does good just like a medicine.” Proverbs 17:22 Recently Richard and I had a delightful evening with mutual friends of ours. One friend and her husband who were...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1439" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Dorothy put it best, folks -- There really is no place like home. I recently had the opportunity to stop by my hometown in New Jersey, a state I have neglected to visit for a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1462" img_size="750x500" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]The Polite Approach: Always Keep Growing In the world of PR, your brand or your reputation is what others think or communicate about the promises that you’ve made. Just as your brand can transition as...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1343" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text]Most of my personal friends know that I have a real talent for decorating. What they may not know is that I have a degree in interior design that I never speak of basically...