“You Can’t Build on Broken”

I was awed by Angela Blanchard when I heard her speak at Business Innovation Factory Summit #7.   This morning I was re-inspired listening to her talk from TEDxHouston 2011. My head is spinning thinking about how to take what she’s learned about asset based community development and try it in other situations, and just how … Read more

Banish the Blues with Dr. Uke

Today when I saw several posts /tweets about feeling negative, frustrated or stuck, I could relate. No matter how wonderful life is, there is always room to grow. I’ve been in transition for the past few years, with my child heading out into the world and the new responsibilities of caring for my mom. Empty … Read more

Saying Goodbye to Testing Trauma & Data Disorder

This time of year teachers and students start to twitch because it’s testing time. It seems the weight of the world is on their shoulders and out of their control. National standardized tests are such a limited and short sighted way to judge a person’s learning. In school, Dale participated in  annual tests and what seemed … Read more

Sharing Meals, Building Community

What more can you ask for? Good company, good food, good conversation. A means of nourishing our bodies as well as our souls. For me there is no better way to introduce new people and nurture ongoing relationships than sharing meals with friends. Depending on your group you can celebrate milestones, commiserate and support each … Read more

Making Connections: Book Review 52 Cups of Coffee

Coffee with new 52 Cups book, read an interview with author Megan Gebhart at http://www.lisanalbone.com/2011/08/making-connections/

Today I was thinking about my wonderful friends and how they often also serve as mentors, or help me make an important connection that comes just when I need it. But what if you went out seeking those types of connections or mentors? And spent time meeting with them and reflecting on what you learned? … Read more