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Let’s Party!

Christmas is a birthday party. Just the other night I found myself staring at my pathetic Christmas tree. It’s about three feet tall and unusually skinny. It does, however, have flocked branches and attached white lights for a holiday effect. My living room is small and (I know) over decorated, so I thought a modest …

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How I Practice My Speaking Presentation (or not)

How to prepare for a speaking presentation is a matter of opinion. Since everyone has their own way of doing things, there is no right or wrong way to prepare (in my opinion). Today’s blog is about preparing for a speaking presentation and rehearsing your message. (Caution, this could be either painful or completely hysterical.) …

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Should I Hire a Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker?

Motivation and Inspiration, is there a difference? Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker? Let’s pretend, you (yes, you) are at a stoplight and the it switches to green and the driver in front of you doesn’t respond. “OMG, are you kidding me? C’mon go! What are you waiting for, an invitation?” Does this sound familiar? …

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Federal Prison to Public Speaking

Most people fear public speaking; I do too. Why? Standing on a stage in front of 130 women in federal prison will challenge anyone. Public speaking in public is one thing, but in federal prison while serving time? My heart would race and thump, and all I could think of was how silly I must …

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Life is how you Run the Bases, Slide!

How do you want to look back on your life? Clinical psychologist Viktor Frankl’s primary conviction was that human drive is not about pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. This is the part where you pause and say, “Hmmm.” Today’s conversation with myself was most enlightening. During my dedicated toothbrushing time, I …

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Sometimes the answer is “I don’t know”

Occasionally I’m asked, “Holly why do you do write this stuff”?  My answer is usually the same…”I really don’t know”.  So lately, I have been giving thought to the question. After giving thought, (and it wasn’t a passing thought, I really thought about it), my answer is still the same….”I really don’t know”. It’s my …

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