Accept those appreciations

As is the time of year in the US, thoughts turn to showing gratitude, appreciating and giving thanks to those around you.  As my brain does, at 2am it decided to consider the ideas of how to accept gratitude, and thanks when offered. I read a meme about how some people, generally females, move right…

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Have you ever painted a bathroom? 

Have you ever painted a bathroom? How does painting a bathroom relate to Agile? There are so many odd shaped items in that room; Twists, turns, things that stick up and out, outlets, light switches, medicine cabinet, towel racks, toilet paper holders…. When you think about the easiest way to complete the work, a couple…

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Your Personal Soundtrack

I received a workbook from a friend for christmas and I’ve slowly been making my way through it. One of the activities was to make a playlist. To choose songs that inspired self-love, make it your own personal soundtrack. I let it simmer in the back of my head for a while and eventually i…

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Offer of help

As the new year begins and the first month comes to a close, people I know, coworkers I care about and those that I have never met are all facing challenges looking for new positions.  Generally I try to post something interesting or that speaks to me each month.  This month, I’m simply trying to…

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A month of cheer and celebration. 

A year of wonderful treats and experiences. My first time at an agile conference.  My first time meeting amazing friends and colleagues in real life. Seeing dear friends, finally, that I had been separated from because of the Pandemic Speaking at a number of virtual conferences – both recorded and on line Finally taking our…

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Appreciation. I recently facilitated a session on Hit Refresh called Name that Tune – Gratitude Edition. It was great fun to play snippets of all kinds of songs and genres and nearly all with the title “Thank you”. Spending the time to collate the list was a lovely exercise in gratitude, appreciation and being thankful! I…

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Hello spring and new adventures!

Mother Nature is having her way with us here in Colorado. 90 degrees on Thursday, snowing on friday! Speaking of which, do you ever feel like you can’t get your feet under you? Like the world keeps changing the path you are on? You don’t have the right jacket? Remember to lean into the pivots,…

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What if the thing your thought you wanted most turned out to be not what you wanted after all? Say what? What I’m trying to say is…I started down a path, I had great hope and desires… and then I saw someone do the same thing She was amazingy, and awe inspiring! I took a…

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Hello twenty twenty too

Hello twenty twenty too… Another year… let’s kick it off right!Someone told me, one of the ways to think about goals, are to ponder what you will do more or less of… I want to do more reading and more learningI want to do more presentations that speak to me and othersI want to do more…

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