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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

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

Advice for my younger self

November 28th, 2017|

Have you ever wanted to give your younger self advice?  Brad Paisley, one of my favorite country music singers from West Virginia wrote a song, “Letter to Me” Some of the lyrics: “Pain is fast and real…you’ve got so much goin’ for you, goin’ right but I know at 17 it’s hard to see past

Bail or Move On

October 1st, 2017|

10-10-10. Do you have dates that are etched in your mind forever? October 10th, 2010 was the day of my first mini-triathlon. Originally, I registered with two of my best friends from middle school – we all were cheerleaders together and soccer players on a high school and travel team. Thirty days prior to the

It’s What You Scatter

August 28th, 2017|

My neighbor gave me some sunflower seedlings several weeks ago and offered to plant them for me. She must have known that I struggled in 1st grade with my potato that refused to sprout in the windowsill of Claxton Elementary. How beautiful they turned out and what a blessing she scattered friendship across the yard.