Month: February 2013

  • Goals Check-in: Never Surrender!

    So, I’m not great with math, but even I know that seeing as February is coming to a close, we’re about 1/6 of the way through 2013. Which leads to my check-in. How are the goals coming along? You did set some goals right?¬† Have you taken a look at them since you last wrote…

  • Constructive Yet Kind Critique: 10 Tips for Effective Critique

    By the time¬† you read this, I’ll have gone wedding dress shopping with my soon-to-be-sister-in-law. Which made me think about critique. Here’s the thing: I believe all critique must try to strike the right balance between kindness and compassion … and telling it like it is. Too kind (sometimes known as “rubber-stamp critiques”), and it’s…

  • Serenity … I’m working on it

    With a new year, I seem to want to run all different directions and start seven billion new projects. I don’t know … maybe it’s like seeing a fresh patch of snow and wanting to run through and leave your footprints. A new year, all that time, all that space … evidently I need to…

  • How to Celebrate the Joy and Success of Others

    I’ve recently realized something: I’m better at dealing with people when they’re down than when they’re happy. It’s a strange thing to think about. But I’m quite good at offering sound advice, helping loved ones plan a way out of the hole they feel trapped in. That I’m great at. But when things are really…