October 2019

Visualize your happy place and the best version of yourself to shake off that gray sadness.
I know when you look in the mirror, you see your face. There you are – the external portrayal of you. But, what does the inside of you look like and, taking it a step farther, what does your inner world look like. We’ve probably all been told at one time or another to go to our ‘happy place.’ What do you visualize when you think of your happy place? Do you see an actual place? Or, do you see a...
Creating your own Wheel of Life can help you see where you excel and where you might need to focus more energy.
Several weeks ago, I was chatting with Rita Williams, Health Coach with Beebe Integrative Health & Wellness, when she mentioned the Wheel of Life, a tool that, broadly speaking, can help you find balance in your life. Naturally, I had to know more, and what she shared with me blew my mind! The Wheel of Life is a circle divided like a pizza into eight slices. Within the wheel, there are 10...
Packing ... and life ... can benefit from scenario planning.
Beth Comstock, former Vice-Chair of GE, once shared a post on LinkedIn that talked about how she channels her anxiety into scenario planning. That post really resonated with me, because this is exactly what I have been training myself to do as well. In business terms, scenario planning is a structured way for organizations to think about the future (thanks to The Economist for that definition)....
Susan's son, Lars, during a hike with her in California.
It’s been more than two years since I officially retired from a full-time career that for decades had often extracted nearly 60 hours out of a single week and hardly allowed me to spend quality time with my family. I was competitive, aimed for perfection in my work, loved what I did, and even, at one point, was criticized by a newspaper union president for making other reporters appear lazy. I was...
Art and live performances can both lend inspiration.
While in Nashville, Tenn., for a healthcare strategy and marketing conference this month, I stopped by the Frist Art Museum after a day of sessions. The first-floor space was in the middle of being transitioned from the Frida Kahlo exhibit to something else, so I was only able to view the second-floor space. They were exhibiting Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930’s and 1940’s . The...
Protect your child and your family with the flu shot.
One topic near and dear to my heart is the protection of the health of my child. My own dedication to my health before my pregnancy was consistently inconsistent. I had my great stretches of working out and feeling great, buying those organically labeled food items from the grocery store only to be interrupted by the occasional Dominos impulse delivery. As I thoroughly enjoyed my Domino’s extra...