Disruptions to work flow do not have to be normal

I was on a walk with someone the other day. When they made a statement that seemed to be universally true. Except, it was not all that true for me. “Don’t you find it’s hard to be productive when you are leading a team due to all the disruptions you get from email, messages, phone

You’re a good leader when you inspire movement

When you think of a leader, who comes to your mind? It’s not just the corporate or national leader.  I would include teachers and parents as examples in this list. Leadership is a process. Anyone can fit this role. Anyone can develop in this role. Some of us will need help and ongoing coaching to

Self-care helps us stay the course

I’ve had two great events already back from sabbatical, both of them at seminaries. The questions put to me on both days have been thought provoking, and I’d like to unpack one in particular. The students I addressed are preparing for a life of service in Christian ministry. Most of them would have come from

Slowing down and starting back up

February 4th 2022. A whole month of the new year is already gone! I am learning not to look back or to look too deep into the future. It is something that I keenly observed during the sabbatical I took. Recap: I took 12 months off to pursue a Masters of Leadership degree and spend

Designing your best day

I structured my day a little different today. I designed my best day and acted accordingly.   A little bit of background….   Preventing burnout is an ongoing exercise. You do not really “land” in no burnout zone. The ingredients for burnout is one part a personality that cares. Cares too much at times. This


It was a long day today, and then I received some really hard news from a family member. I grabbed my coat, my beanie and my husband and headed for a walk. “I need to ask you – do you think I am OK?” Let you in on something I firmly believe. You cannot tell

Hot Chocolate Kind of Tips

Hot chocolate tonic … Today was a weird day. I have been avoiding a media phone call for about a week (yikes!). It was a call that wanted to know my opinion about the impact on this round of lockdown here in Sydney. What was I avoiding? Giving a different perspective I guess. I just

Lockdown takes care of one thing

Have you ever tried to buy a pair of jeans? Or try to take someone to buy a pair? There are so many different varieties and choices. I have it on Google authority there are at least 8 types!  My daughter’s favourite version is the Mom Jeans. It is beyond my comprehension why a 15