Life

A Mother’s Day Message

Happy Mother’s Day! Growing up, I watched my mom juggle it all. After all, she raised me, my sister, and my two brothers. Now more than ever, I see the importance of a mother’s love. Not because my mom gave me and my siblings life, she shaped our lives into who we are today. Thank you a million times over,…

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Everything HR

#HRMixTape2019: Spirit and Heart Edition

Last year I had so much fun with the #HRMixTape challenge and have been thinking of the much-anticipated sequel to my post from #HRMixTape2018. Mark Hendy, a fellow HR guru/blogger, is the creator of this #HRMixTape phenomenon, and I am excited he’s bringing it back for 2019! Let’s recap, what is this #HRMixTape2019? It’s a mix tape with content that…

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Adversity and Resilience, Life

The ‘Final Five’ Life Lessons from the ‘Courage to Soar’

I love a good, inspiring book that leaves you with a sense of fearlessness. “Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance” by Simone Biles, is an inspirational story of strength and overcoming obstacles. Last year, while at the World Championships, Simone crushed more obstacles when she was in the emergency room with a kidney stone – only hours…

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Life

Hello 2019!

For many, this past weekend marked the end to the Christmas Holiday season. As I took our fur baby on his afternoon walk, my neighbors were all hard at work with taking down their decorations. And just like that, the neighborhood looked a little bare. By Sunday evening, our house took its original form. Suddenly, I found myself craving simplicity,…

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Life

A Year in Review: 2018

Before this year got started, I had it all mapped out in my mind of what 2018 would look like. One thing I knew, this would be the year I’d push myself outside my comfort zone. “Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things is the best way to grow”. – Author Unknown In the first month, my…

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Everything HR, Life

A New Chapter, A New Beginning…

Our little dude starts at his new school where his love for learning will continue to grow. A few weeks ago, he and his new classmates attended a new student camp as a way to help them all assimilate to their new environment. As I dropped him off at camp, his reaction was not what I expected. The students were…

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Life

The Deep End: We All Have One

When was the last time you were scared to try something new? I am a mom, and in the last few weeks of swim lessons, my little dude developed a fear for the deep end. It seemed as if the fear came out of nowhere. You see, we didn’t just start swim lessons yesterday for our little dude, he’s been…

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Everything HR

There’s a First Time for Everything: #SHRM18

This past week, I did something that took me beyond my comfort zone; I expanded my world at my first ever-annual SHRM conference in Chicago. If you’re not an HR pro, you might be asking yourself, what is SHRM? SHRM stands for the Society for Human Resource Management. It is the world’s largest HR professional society. #SHRM18 was a trending…

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