Rayanne Thorn

BUSINESS, HR, LEADERSHIP

HR Latte: Michael Bungay Stanier – “The Coaching Habit”

 Guest Michael Bungay Stanier joins Rayanne for this #KeyPointPodcast 
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HR Latte, episode 99


The Coaching HabitMichael Bungay Stanier
, Founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, joined Rayanne on HR Latte, to chat about his latest book filled with incredible ideas about habits, “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, & Change the Way Your Lead Forever.”

“The Coaching Habit: This book almost killed… This topic would not leave me alone – my whole life I have been the guy who asked questions.” – Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit

How to crack micro-habits. Michael shares his ideas and a new habit formula:

  • “When this happens…”  – identifying the trigger for old behavior
  • “Instead Of…” – identify the old habit you are looking to change
  • “I Will…” – identify a new habit you will do in 60 seconds or less

For more ideas on this same topic, check out thecoachinghabit.com for a downloadable report, Coaching Gurus –  6 1/2 Gurus: What the smartest people are telling us about the science and art of building new habits.

Taming the Advice Monster

A Haiku
Tell us and ask more
Your advice is not as good
As you think it is

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • Staying Curious a Bit Longer and Asking Questions That Matter
  • Coaching: A Way of Being with Each Other
  • The Bio-Feedback of Friendship
  • The Most Powerful Coaching Question
  • Talk Less and Listen More
  • How Habits Become Habits?
  • Cracking Micro Habits: “45% of our waking activities are habitual”
  • How do we be more conscious about being curious?

On Twitter

@BoxOfCrayons
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

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HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

BUSINESS, HR, MARKETING

Jeanne Achille: #HRTech Pre-Conference Chat

HR Tech Pre-Conference CHATS: Guest Jeanne Achille joins Rayanne for this #KeyPointPodcast 
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HR Latte, episode 98


Series:
 Pre-HR Tech

jeanne achilleJeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of The Devon Group, joined Rayanne on this special edition of HR Latte, a pre-conference conversation for HR Tech.  Jeanne has managed the PR and analyst briefings for many years — doing pre-show publicity and onsite press operations.

“When you were a kid, did you say, ‘I wanna go into HR Tech…’ It has been a terrific journey. Part of it has been proactive, but some of it certainly has been reactive.” – Jeanne Achille

Women in HR Technology

Check out the pre-conference session at HR Tech: Women in HR Technology of which Jeanne is a part. You won’t want to miss this first-of-its-kind Event to Highlight the CHROs and Business Leaders Breaking New Ground for Women in Technology Leadership.

“In the traditionally male-dominated technology industry, there are many successful women leaders introducing new ideas, developing transformative solutions and leading their companies to success,” said HR Tech Conference co-chair, Steve Boese. “We are proud to hold this long overdue ‘Women in HR Technology’ event, which will not only showcase more than 15 of the most successful women changing the industry, but also provide new insights for how other women can create their own professional roadmaps.”

More about the services provided by The Devon Group: founded in 1994 by CEO Jeanne Achille, The Devon Group designs and delivers measurable awareness and sales acceleration public relations programs that enable organizations to build credibility for products, services and ventures, generate qualified sales leads, and stake claims to new markets.

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • The Devon Group
  • Vendor Briefings with Analysts
  • What is a Vendor Briefing?
  • The Continual Prep required for Conference Success
  • The Talent Acquisition Technology Conference
  • Surprises/Antics in the HR Tech Briefing Room
  • Advice for Conference: Plan Ahead!

On Twitter

@JeanneAchille
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

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HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HR, LEADERSHIP

Higher Ed HR: How to Manage Bullying

Part 3: Guest Catherine Mattice, in this #KeyPointPodcast series discusses Workplace Bullying in Higher Education
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HR Latte, episode 97


Series:
 Bullying in the Workplace

The Cost of Workplace Bullying:
“The American Psychological Association estimates that is costs businesses
$300 Billon annually. Ask yourselves,
how much time and money have we really spent dealing with this?”
– Catherine Mattice, Civility Partners

This series touches on what can be done about Workplace Bullying, why it happens, and how to change or alter this destructive behavior. Businesses today are becoming more mindful of corporate wellness and the impact this type of behavior and other employee issues can have on overall company success.

workplace bullyingCatherine Mattice is the co-author of Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work – her expertise and research allow her to present and speak on this topic all over the world. As a former HR Practitioner, Catherine is well-positioned to understand and assist this on-going issue that is not confined to the school yard.

In this episode, we discuss the impact of Bullying in Higher Education and how HR professionals and staff can stave off bullying and take control this issue.

Students bully instructors in Higher Ed: “Bullying emails from students – they love to threaten they will go to the dean.” – Catherine Mattice

Learn more from Catherine at Civility Partners about #WorkplaceBullying

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • The Costs of Bullying
  • How Tenured employees have impact on Higher Ed Workplace Bullying
  • Students who bully staff
  • A culture of negativity and how that impacts the staff
  • Cyber bullying – makes bullying much more relentless
  • The Types of Bullying on Campus
  • Tenure: Does NOT mean they are not able to be fired?
  • Advice: Let staff know that you cannot address what you are not aware of

Series: Bullying in the Workplace
Episode 1 What is Workplace Bullying?
Episode 2 Healthcare HR: How to Manage Bullying
Episode 3 Higher Ed HR: How to Manage Bullying

On Twitter

@CatMattice
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

BUSINESS, HR, INCUBATOR

Management Selection for Innovative Companies

Part 6: Guest Josh Berry in a new #KeyPointPodcast series discusses Management for Innovation
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HR Latte, episode 97


Series:
 When HR Kills Innovation Efforts

The right management for innovative companies is instrumental in achieving. Econic helps corporations map and execute innovation. After working with many corporations in many different industries, Josh Berry, Co-Founder of Econic has discovered some barriers to successful innovation that have their roots in HR.

In Part 6 of this series, Rayanne and Josh discuss how management selection can make a difference in organizational growth and innovation efforts. Getting the right leadership and management in place is fundamental company success.

Tune in as Josh discusses what he has discovered from his years of consulting and working with hiring and HR departments.

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • What a Calculated Risk Taker Looks Like
  • What Hinders Decision-Making
  • Capturing Strategy – understanding the long-term view
  • Are People Born with the Ability to Think Strategically?
  • Model Thinking and support materials to undertsand model thinking
  • Identifying those Who Are Collaboratove Leaders
  • Silo Smashing

    On Twitter

    @Josh_Berry
    @Ray_anne
    and @HRLatte

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    HRLatte is made possible by:

    Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

    Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

    For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HR, LEADERSHIP

Healthcare HR: How to Manage Bullying

Part 2: Guest Catherine Mattice, in this #KeyPointPodcast series discusses Workplace Bullying in Healthcare
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HR Latte, episode 96


Series:
 Bullying in the Workplace

“I’ve said for along time that people who feel good about themselves produce good results, and people who produce good results feel good about themselves – so they want to stay and contribute. There is little doubt that people seldom leave organizations because of compensation. Most often, they leave because of how they are treated by their boss or the people around them.”
Ken Blanchard

This series touches on what can be done about Workplace Bullying, why it happens, and how to change or alter this destructive behavior. Businesses today are becoming more mindful of corporate wellness and the impact this type of behavior and other employee issues can have on overall company success.

workplace bullyingCatherine Mattice is the co-author of Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work – her expertise and research allow her to present and speak on this topic all over the world. As a former HR Practitioner, Catherine is well-positioned to understand and assist this on-going issue that is not confined to the school yard.

In this episode, we discuss the impact of Bullying in a Healthcare Organization.

For the Target of Bullying: “You have to stand up for yourself and it’s hard because it takes courage. A bully will pick on people who will not push back.” – Catherine Mattice

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • The Myths of Bullying
  • What Healthcare HR Professionals can do about Bullying in the Workplace
  • Healthcare is on the Worst Environments for Workplace Bullying
  • The Perception of Power in Healthcare: How Bullying Thrives
  • Joint Commission’s Leadership Standard

Series: Bullying in the Workplace
Episode 1 What is Workplace Bullying?
Episode 2 Healthcare HR: How to Manage Bullying
Episode 3 Higher Ed HR: How to Manage Bullying

On Twitter

@CatMattice
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

Uncategorized

ASHHRA Special Edition: HR Latte with Jay Kuhns

Jay Kuhns and Rayanne Thorn talk about the upcoming ASHHRA Conference for #HealthcareHR – how to get the most out of attending.
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HR Latte, episode 95

“My hope is that the folks in the room will listen with an open mind… because I only talk about things I have done or implemented in their same industry. If I did itif I implemented a strategy that worked for my organizationthey can to.”  – Jay Kuhns

ASHHRA

Jay Kuhns, SPHR,  is the VP of Operations & Healthcare Strategy at Kinetix and has presented and keynoted at many industry conferences. In this special edition of HR Latte, Jay and Rayanne talk about the upcoming ASHHRA Conference SEP 24-27 in Grapevine, TX and how attendees and vendors can best benefit from attending.

Join us for a quick conversation about the value of conference attendance, what your expectations should be, how to benefit from sessions and presentations, and so much more!

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • What Attendees can Expect from a Conference and Expo Hall
  • What Vendors can do Differently
  • HR Tech: Define Your Needs, Make Sure the Product Meets your Needs
  • Ge the Most out of Presentations & Educational Sessions
  • The Risk-Averse Industry of Healthcare HR
  • How to Maximize Your Conference Attendance

If you will be at the Annual ASHHRA Conference, make sure to come by the Dovetail Booth and say, “Hi!”- we’ll be in Booth #130; we’d love to meet you and talk about what you have going on.

** Check out the Kinetix podcast, Talent Sniper Radio for all kinds of great HR-related information.

On Twitter

@JRKuhns
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

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HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers SaaS solutions & help desk programs to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

BUSINESS, HR, WELLNESS

NEW Series: Bullying in the Workplace

Part 1: Guest Catherine Mattice, in a new #KeyPointPodcast series discusses Workplace Bullying in 2016
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HR Latte, episode 94


Series:
 Bullying in the Workplace

“There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist,
or accept the responsibility foe changing them.” Denis Waitley

This series will touch on what can be done about Workplace Bullying, why it happens and how to change or alter this destructive behavior. Businesses today are becoming more mindful of corporate wellness and the impact this type of behavior and other employee issues can have on overall company success.

workplace bullyingCatherine Mattice is the co-author of Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work – her expertise and research allow her to present and speak on this topic all over the world. As a former HR Practitioner, Catherine is well-positioned to understand and assist this on-going issue that is not confined to the school yard.

Join us for this quick hit series, as we address workplace bullying and its damage. “Workplace Bullying is systemic aggressive communication, manipulation of work, and acts aimed at humiliating or degrading targets. Bullying creates an unhealthy power imbalance between the bully and targets, and bullying often results in psychological  consequences for targets and co-workers, and in enormous monetary damage to an organization’s bottom line.”

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • The Legal Definition of Bullying
  • The Three Concepts of Workplace Bullying
  • Repeated, Power Imbalance, Resultant Damage
  • The Psychology Behind Bullying
  • If you are a victim of bullying, what can you do?

Series: Bullying in the Workplace
Episode 1 What is Workplace Bullying?
Episode 2 Healthcare HR: How to Manage Bullying
Episode 3 Higher Ed HR: How to Manage Bullying

On Twitter

@CatMattice
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HR, LIFESTYLE, WELLNESS

Getting Fit: My Journey

Getting Fit: It’s been an interesting life, thus far.

Fitness was my personal battle against asthma, which often incapacitated me as a child. I missed many trick-or-treating outings because of chronic bronchitis or uncontrollable coughing and wheezing. I remember one quiet Sunday when I was about 10 years old, sitting in a comfy chair alone at home – everyone else at church – body shaking because of the asthma meds I was on. I wondered then, how I would ever ride a bike again or play sports. Or even become an adult.

As medicines improved and my asthma became incrementally better, I maintained my physical fitness. I played softball, volleyball, water polo, swam competitively, and even did “shot put” quite successfully – as a scrawny, skinny teenager. As I moved through adulthood, I stuck with softball and volleyball, playing well into my third trimesters of each pregnancy.

But my knees slowly gave out and 6 surgeries including complete ACL repairs on both, using my hamstrings, were in order. Power walking and bike riding replaced volleyball and softball. I love the restored energy of consistent workouts, but it has been a battle my entire life to stay fit. I am sure I am not alone in feeling this way.

The Power of Wellness

For twenty years, I worked as a dental assistant, fifteen of those years working in a children’s dental office. It was a little easier to maintain my fitness when I ran up and down hallways, lifting and chasing other people’s kids, in addition to my own four. When I left the dental field and joined a recruiting firm, my physical activity during the work day halted almost completely, as I sat in front of a computer making cold calls for 7-8 hours every day. The last fifteen years in recruiting, HR, retention, and HR Technology have not helped maintain my fitness.

HRfitI have power walked, sought the refuge of yoga, hiked, and biked over the last several years in an effort to slow my heart rate and beat any and every affliction that might stop at my door. I have thought a great deal about fitness over the last year as “Wellness” became a trending topic for the human resources industry. Keeping an HR department and its processes fit is imperative to maintaining the wellness of a workforce – just as keeping a body fit is imperative to the wellness of a person, an individual.  Much of the content I will be producing and distributing on behalf of my company over the next several months will dwell on this topic.

I am excited to come to you with a crossover of this topic.

Let me explain. A few months back I started biking more consistently, investing in a quality bike rack for my car and a little bike trailer to attach to my bike – I know – silly, but I love taking my dog with me. I have an adventure coming up in November where my dog, Spikey, and I will be doing an extended road trip which includes about 4000+ car miles and over 300 biking miles – I (we) are training for this now.

Now, the crazy part…

Getting Fit: My JourneyI just decided to jump off the deep end.  Last week, I took up spinning. Or what I like to call “suicidal stationary bike dancing” – Spinning is a catchier name, right?

I thought, as a long-time biker that this would be an easy endeavor for me. Nope. Not even close. I finished my third and final free spin class this morning at Rhythm Ride – my local studio. I have made the decision to invest – my body, time, and money. And I am going to take you on this ride with me, I will be writing about this journey, documenting every pain point and success, failure and injury.

I am in pain, I am exhausted, I am drained, and I love it. 

I am getting fit. For work. For life. For love. Some day.

Upcoming?


Rhythm Ripped. This combines arm weight training with spinning. Kill me now. 

Glossary (words I learn along the way!)

Free Wheeling: Having no tension on the wheel and doing a sprint – this can be very dangerous. No kidding. 

HR, HUMANITY, SIMPLE LIVING

HR Latte: The Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Daniel Crosby

Part 1: Guest Dr. Daniel Crosby in a new #KeyPointPodcast series discusses truths behind individual happiness
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HR Latte, episode 93


Series:
 The Pursuit of Happiness

In a follow up to his recent post, “Can Money Buy Happiness? Sort of.” Dr. Daniel Crosby, Ph.D. explores the ideas of how we pursue, find, and hang on to happiness. And, interestingly enough, money can have a factor. In this series, Dr. Crosby and Rayanne will break down how genetics can impact this individual pursuit.

Dr. Daniel CrosbyDr. Crosby is the author of The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and the Secret to Investing Success, additionally, he is the founder of Nocturne Capitol, an investment management firm whose approach is rooted in the science of behavioral finance.

Join us in the new series, as we look beyond what we’ve always thought about the truth of happiness. Rayanne recently published a post, The Pursuit of Happiness: Like a room Without a Roof, which ties in nicely with this series: “Life goes whizzing by so quickly that we can’t even see the joy we have found or slow down enough to embrace it and feel the difference between happiness and a droning existence or what we think we should be doing, how we think we should be feeling — what the world or our world expects of us.”

Discussion Points for this episode:

  • Actually Pursuing Happiness
  • What DNA has to do with it?
  • The Journey vs. Destination
  • Are some people destined to be unhappy? The genetic factors = what is out of control
  • The set point for Joy
  • How Choices Impact Happiness

Series
Part 1, The Pursuit of Happiness
Part 2, The Pursuit of Happiness
Part 3, The Pursuit of Happiness

On Twitter

@DanielCrosby
@Ray_anne
@HRLatte
and @intrepid_NOW

*Click here for past Episodes 1-66

HRLatte is made possible by:

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.

HUMANITY

Absolute Accountability and Responsibility

Ugly irrationalism is not the way, but so often the path chosen by many.

Who had accountability? Who was responsible?

1989

In 1989, I wrote a letter to our local La Porte, IN newspaper, the Herald-Argus. They were running a week-long, front page series on the rise in the local infant mortality rateThe focus for this series was the new poor, as they were titled, and those who were unable or unwilling to get pre-natal care either due to ignorance or lack of health insurance coverage . It’s fair to say that, I was disgusted – this was supposed to be investigative journalism? Even at 25 years old, I recognized a possible shush up. Infant mortality and premature deliveries were, indeed, on the rise but instead of investigating potential real causes, there was just a lot of finger-pointing as a governmental blame game developed.

This was Personal

It was personal. Two weeks prior to this series being launched, I had delivered a baby prematurely – almost three months prematurely. As I read the series, my baby lay in a neo-natal intensive care unit thirty-eight miles away from my home. Because answers were important to me, I felt the series was wasted print space. I was not part of what had been described as the new poor, both my husband and I worked – we also had a healthy two-year old, we had health insurance, and I received excellent pre-natal care. No answers were ever offered. And because I was healthy and took care of myself throughout my  pregnancy – however short it was, my baby survived, unlike many other babies I sadly watched die in the NICU I visited daily.

What could I do?

I wrote to the newspaper, expressing my sorrow and anger that responsible, investigative reporting had not been accomplished.  Surprisingly, the paper actually printed my letter.  Many of our friends saw the letter and were shocked and surprised – we had not shared our misfortune, outside of family and close friends, mostly because we were unsure as to whether our baby would survive; she was very ill with many complications that included several pneumothorax procedures for collapsed lungs and a brain bleed of which we were uncertain.  Thankfully, after 87 days in the hospital, our tiny Renee Christine, born weighing just 2 lbs. 5 ozs., came home weighing just under a whopping 5 lbs. She had fought hard to live and we were so grateful for the support of an incredible medical staff and the hundreds of prayers offered in our behalf.

My Words Made a Difference

Maybe they didn’t immediately, and maybe not at first. But I had sounded off at two entities, our local paper and our community hospital, which was not the hospital where my baby had been born or stayed for 3 months. Neither of which provided answers to the public or addressed even who “the new poor” were. Family, friends, and friends of friends were supportive and in agreement with us. One person asked if my mother had written the letter – surprised that I, at 25-years old, could write with such directed anger and expressiveness. It was the first time I felt powerful or that my words mattered.  They did. They still do. As do yours!

Knowledge and Power

Opportunities abound daily which allow us to share knowledge, aggressively seek change, and dropping us in a place of discovery where we can open our minds and learn. Ugly irrationalism is not the way, but so often the path chosen by many. I think of the politics today that litter our airwaves and social channels or even phony religious fanaticism that dupes so many. Why? Because we want to have a place on high where blame or credit resides. Try looking inward to see what YOU can do, what YOU can change, how YOU can educate or be educated. Whether it is getting people to talk or encouraging people to listen, there is a place and a need for adult behavior. You truly can just scroll on by, as well.

And absoluteness lies only in mathematical equations.