a life’s work

Since we’ve been asked to work from home several weeks ago, I’ve been spending time a lot of time reading new books, which have inspired me to create and/or modify the tools we use in our Design Your Life classes.  Typically, for each class, I find a video that delivers an inspirational message to support … Continue reading

coronavirus and mental health

This will most likely be one of the few blog posts I share regarding the coronavirus.  Reality is that we all have to deal with it in some capacity.  It sucks, but it’s life right now. My favorite author, Mark Manson, wrote a wonderful article on the reality of dealing with the coronavirus – and … Continue reading

do you like to read?

Hey everyone!  I hope that your week is off to a great start! A quick story.  Anybody familiar with the term “rabbit hole?”  Well, that happened to me this morning.  I subscribe to a book list – and this morning, I received a message about a book to explore.  So, I went on Amazon and … Continue reading

multiple roles

Two weeks ago (Wednesday) in my Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship class, I had the students reflect on their lives using our 50 Kick-Ass Questions to Awaken Meaningful Change. After class, one student wrote me an email, sharing that he had 37 “No” answers – out of 50! He also shared that he was thinking about dropping out … Continue reading

a difference

I don’t take the time to share many emails, but I had to share this message from one of my students.  Every now and then, I need that reminder of why I’ve been in higher education for 30+ years.  To be honest, this message made me cry.  I am truly honored to serve profoundly serve.  … Continue reading

plus one catalyst challenge

This semester, we teach a class – Redesign a Life You’ll Love – where students engage in weekly activities to build a better life.  Although we don’t typically get a lot of students to take the class (it’s an elective), those that do share that the course has been life-changing for them. During the first week … Continue reading

identity transformation

On one of the evenings during my Life Design Catalyst Facilitators Training, it became clear that it’s important for me (and other educators) to help students understand the concept of “knowing yourself.”  Before bed, I was called to read “Chapter 11: People Want Your Brand to Participate in Their Transformation” (from the book, “Building a … Continue reading