That part of my career spent in HR has been filled with new learning about people. All kinds of people. One thing I have come to learn is that there is a huge difference between understanding something about another person’s experience and feeling what they feel. I can’t know how they feel about certain things…

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting like it!” She was, of course, suggesting that I present a kinder, more gentler me. Perhaps…

With all the emphasis on fake news recently, it is good to see that when someone posts something that doesn’t sound quite right, someone else does the research and adds information to the post. I ran into this last week when someone posted something from 2013 regarding Barilla pasta, and it was quickly researched and…

Let’s Never Say We’re Tired of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Again All throughout elementary and high school, I learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  His birthday was recognized as a national holiday in 1983, I was 10 years old. Aspects of Dr. King and his dream was drilled into my head as it…

I recently took a fabulous trip to Hawaii.  While I was there I got to do and see a lot of things. You know the touristy stuff like the Mountain Top of Mauna Kea, the live lava flow at Kilauea, hiking up Diamond Back Peaks, The Pearl Harbor Memorial or even drinks on the beach…

Young, curious, kind Very wise beyond her years Carolyn Kinzie Carolyn is my daughter, and while she has given me some grief during her teenage years, she has also given me little windows in which I feel quite proud. The Haiku above and this post is a reflection on a conversation we had years ago that…

As I write this today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has let it be known that he is vetoing the proposed “Free Exercise Protection Act”,  House Bill 757. The “protection” part of the act was to protect faith-based groups who refused to provide social, educational or charitable services that violate their religious beliefs. Oh, and they could…

Chris Fields As a kid growing up Southern Baptist, all I knew about St. Patrick’s Day is that you wore green or you got pinched and you drew a lot of 4 leaf-clovers, oh and people got drunk. But just like most holiday’s St. Patty’s Day has  history and culture. It wasn’t until I attended St. Ambrose University…

The fact is I never thought of women’s issues in the workplace because I have never faced overt discrimination at work. No one has ever made terrible comments to me, sexually harassed me or any of the other actions you think of as discrimination. Do I know that it happens? Have I heard stories? Absolutely….