Merikay Essential Life

November 27th, 2018|

Ten years ago, our family took on Sugar Mountain for a ski and snowboard getaway. My preferred method of getting down the slopes since I was in elementary school was on skis. On this trip, I decided to try out snowboarding and promptly signed up for a group lesson to make sure I had the

Belief = Change

October 30th, 2018|

This month I taught a two day professional development program for an organization in North Carolina. One of the assignments was for participants to share a story that would inspire someone to make a positive change in their life personally or professionally. John (name changed for the blog) took the front of the room, he

The Power of a Smile

September 25th, 2018|

Yesterday, the Grimsley Whirlie women’s tennis team played a match against High Point Central. The team won all six single courts and what a thrill to watch my youngest daughter play as a sophomore on court three. One of the things I noticed about Emma Freda is that she smiles when she serves, misses a

Back to School

August 28th, 2018|

How many of you posted pictures of your kids going back to school? I posted my favorite preschool picture in honor of back to school and was SUPER excited about the big day. Why in the world would I be excited about my kids going back to school? That means summer is over, the nights

The Impact of Courage

July 31st, 2018|

What would you do if you had unlimited courage? The definition of courage is “the ability to do something that frightens one. It is strength in the face of pain or grief.” Meet my friend Erin Harris, she has been the pool manager and head swim coach for more than 25 years at Friendly Park

The Power of Friendship

June 12th, 2018|

In 2009, I met Vince Harris during the Leadership High Point program. One of the best things I get to do is teach the 40 participants how to remember each other’s first and last names during their kick off retreat (Dale Carnegie gets full credit for this for sure!) It was easy to like Vince,

Impact of Inertia

April 29th, 2018|

Two months ago, I conducted a full day retreat for six OB/GYN doctors in Greensboro. One of the doctors said, “It’s time we make some important decisions.” When you are constantly working IN the business, it’s critical to take time to work ON the business The dynamics of the practice have changed in the last

Quest for Excellence

March 5th, 2018|

In the mid 80’s I discovered this poem in my father’s office one day while organizing his many stacks of papers. Deep down this probably drove him crazy. He never complained about it over the several years I worked as his dental assistant, receptionist and office manager. I asked him where he got this poem

COACH MKay’s January Playbook: Take Control of Your Work Stress

January 30th, 2018|

Over the New Year's holiday I visited my cousin Mary Beth Mangus and her husband Ed in Sarasota, Florida. I love when we get together, because it’s a blend of fun and work. Mary Beth is a leader in Young Living and a chiropractor, she has an amazing outlook on life and her spirituality is