Overcoming complexity in your leadership

This is the third article in this month's series on lessons from the vine. What kind of vines do you have block the doors to your life and career? Don't you love using the words idiot and complexity in the same line? The things that make life complex are the times...

Symmetry

I teach people to design strategies to create harmony between all the elements of life, yet on a busy day that's full of appointments and good things, the very first thing to go is my yoga practice. What you get from me on these days is an imbalanced Donna, heavy on...

What does harmony have to do with leadership?

Harmony is one of the five characteristics of a fine wine we are studying for the New Wine Mastermind Weekend in November. What comes to mind when you think of harmony? An orchestra? A symphony? A choir? A boy band? I think of what I can hear, but how do I associate...

Who are you?

Who is this woman? Have you ever run into someone who impresses the socks off of you? She speaks with such authority the innate response is, "Who is this woman?" Has it ever occurred to you that people might think that of YOU? Who are you? A friend sent me this...

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If you don’t have a mom on Mother’s Day

If you ARE a mom, first, Happy Mother's Day. This message might be a gift to you whether you have kids or not. Words can't say how happy I am to have three beautiful, smart, loving daughters. Did you see my interview with Caitlin, my adult daughter, on the podcast...

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What if you could push RESET on your life?

Have you ever asked for a re-do? Have you ever said something in a meeting and then asked if you could rewind and say it another way? Have you ever hit a stalemate in your career or business and asked for a do-over? I did. After 20 years of planning what I wanted to...

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the #1 most valuable life strategy: the neuroRx

It was about five years ago. My husband wanted his wife back. I had no joy, no desire (uhem, at all) and no motivation. He sent me to a counselor to talk about getting antidepressants. The counselor had a lot of experience with women and depression and I'm forever...

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Purpose, the key ingredient to wine and life

Did you know, Beautiful, that Mary Poppins didn’t come to save the children? She came to save their father. I promise you will see in a few seconds how this connects with winemaking. Last Sunday, I randomly hit play on Saving Mr. Banks in Netflix, thinking it was a...

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a thousand words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but  there are so many good words in the world. If you like my blog, you will like my inspiration. Check out my Book Club.