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The Detox I start tomorrow! I need your help! #TuesdayTakeaway

The Detox I start tomorrow! I need your help! #TuesdayTakeaway

Good Morning! Today's Tuesday Takeaway, time for a Detox. Phew, are we busy, busy, busy, busy people? First things first on the docket today, rollover to check my phone, tweet, update my Facebook status, comment on my friend's status, Facebook Messenger, post to Instagram, Home email, work email, junk email, send texts.... (lather, rinse, repeat) I can't fathom a world without social media, how would I talk to people? I would miss out on that post about the SNL skit and I just might offend […]
How One Restless Night Changed My Life #theHumanElement

How One Restless Night Changed My Life #theHumanElement

Mantra: man-tra (noun) - (Originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. A Vedic hymn a statement or slogan repeated frequently I often thought the phrase Happy Monday was an oxymoron. For those in the corporate world, it's the start of the work week and conclusion of the short two day break. The past thirty days has forever changed my perspective on life which will continue to ignite my pursuit in the better of humanity.  People […]
An unsung hero, daughter battling cancer, will you dance? #Pause

An unsung hero, daughter battling cancer, will you dance? #Pause

Often times I find solace in the flicker of candlelight. I lit my hurricane lamp trying to fight back tears, bewildered on the pain on Jane’s heart. I asked for Jane’s permission before adding some personal interactions below. Jane is a mother, grandmother and a friend of so many. I have been fortunate enough to have Jane in my life after only two in person moments, the second time being the Jet Drag. I joined Relay for Life because Jane’s passion for the event, it hit close to home, and the gre[…]
Video|Did you own any of these? Top 10 Ridiculous Infomercials #FeelGoodFriday

Video|Did you own any of these? Top 10 Ridiculous Infomercials #FeelGoodFriday

Happy Friday from Atlanta! What a great week it has been, the Pulling for Parker banner continues to fill up with words of encouragement! In preparation for the weekend I wanted to share with you a #FeelGoodFriday . A few years ago we had a Top 10 list which one week was Top Infomercials. We filled up the dry erase board and had many moments of laughter.  Later that year we portrayed some team takeaways as an Infomercial (But wait, there is more!)...  with a clip like this to kick it off. The Hu[…]
Deep breath, now exhale… You are ALIVE!

Deep breath, now exhale… You are ALIVE!

Gearing myself up mentally for a long day before me tomorrow starting early and non stop meetings. I took a pause last night reflecting on my #TuesdayTakeaway Challenge - Can’t Sleep? Maybe you are NOT living #TuesdayTakeaway Challenge: When you crawl into bed tonight take a moment to give thanks for air in your lungs.  Give thought to one thing you will do tomorrow to celebrate being alive. After all, each day when you wake up is a good day. I crawled into bed last night hearing the heavy exhal[…]
Can’t Sleep? Maybe you are NOT living #TuesdayTakeaway

Can’t Sleep? Maybe you are NOT living #TuesdayTakeaway

Happy Tuesday! Today I contemplated what would I post for a Tuesday, taking a Mad Libs approach to guide me to the answer. Tuesday ______________ (Tidbit... Tangent... Takeaway... Takeout...) Today’s  Tuesday Takeaway is a quote by Michael Xavier. Quote: The reasons we can’t sleep at night are usually the same reasons we don’t truly live during the day. Michael Xavier Many of us, myself included, spend countless nights staring at the ceiling attempting to turn our mind off.  Restful nights are f[…]
A 2 Minute Journey Along Moon River #mo·ti·va·tion #Monday #spotify

A 2 Minute Journey Along Moon River #mo·ti·va·tion #Monday #spotify

Motivation: Mo-ti-va-tion - The general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Today I ask for 2 minutes of your time in a challenge to motivate you to connect your mind with your body.   I remember my first flight to Europe, 1996 JFK-FRA on Delta Air Lines. Filled with excitement to arrive in Europe, experience such a larger jet, I found myself gazing outside the window for hours. Mid flight I noticed the ocean far below us lit by a beautiful full moon over the Atlantic. Thinkin[…]
7 Days Since Jet Drag, A Blank Stare #JetDrag

7 Days Since Jet Drag, A Blank Stare #JetDrag

It have reached a solid  brain block in deciphering what and when to compose next. All too often a very familiar trait I have learned of myself is that something which should be simple my mind sees it as quite the opposite.  Overthinking, perhaps something with photos, screenshots, outputs, what else more? Do I need to write a longer post to appease people and keep them interested? Can I post an update about #theHumanElement out of sequence to the other happenings in my life? What I ca[…]
ACTION! Postcards 4 Parker, Relay 4 Life Challenge #Pulling4Parker

ACTION! Postcards 4 Parker, Relay 4 Life Challenge #Pulling4Parker

( PLEASE SHARE THIS POST -  http://j.mp/ForParker ) In March, Jane Mitchell an Atlanta based flight attendant, kicked off fundraising for the annual Delta Airlines Jet Drag team benefiting Relay for Life. Jane’s donation link: http://j.mp/Relay4Life4Jane .  What is a Jet Drag? A Jet Drag lasts only seconds involving a team of 20 people tugging on a rope to get a 757 to move a set distance. The 757 is my top domestic plane for her design, speed, power and climb.   Delta has 9 variants of the 757-[…]
A Journey to define The Human Element (THE)

A Journey to define The Human Element (THE)

A month ago someone asked me, in 5 years, what will your brand be. Not an MBA question nor where will you be working, what will YOUR brand be. This thought provoking question left me also slightly unnerved. What would my brand be? In 5 years, what would my life have shaped up into? For several years I have engaged in lengthy conversations on The Human Element (THE). This is not our evolution to the automation of processes to reduce human error or our impact to global warming but an innate connec[…]
Lonely lamp lit night wanting someone to stay with me #music #samsmith

Lonely lamp lit night wanting someone to stay with me #music #samsmith

More often I find myself entering a bubble lit by a lantern, which I can control the brightness and extinguish when ready. The flickering light surrounds the room, shadows appear in corners. Collectively what I see around me, and feel inside, I think deep into my heart and ask. Stay with Me. Think about past lovers, potential lovers, and moments when you wished you weren’t alone. The differences between the pursuit of lust over love, and people being honest with what they truly seek out. .... “S[…]
VIDEO | Towards the Sun by Rick Mereki #breathtaking #vimeo

VIDEO | Towards the Sun by Rick Mereki #breathtaking #vimeo

  Last month I ran across a vimeo by Rick Mereki called Move. In February he added "Towards the Sun". If you ever imagined some of the most breathtaking moments of seeing the sun, this video filmed in the Canary Islands, captures them. Take a moment, and enjoy the view. Kudos to #RickMereki . http://vimeo.com/86002097  […]
A Retrospective Look at 9/11, Eleven years later

A Retrospective Look at 9/11, Eleven years later

Enjoying Helen today and as it approaches to 1am, I have spent a few minutes of time reflecting on that day in history, 9/11. A day that for our generation will be paramount similar to where were you during Pearl Harbor or when JFK was shot. No doubt you remember where you were when you heard the news, but my story I often try not to think about as it all seems too surreal to fathom. My good friend is a flight attendant for United Airlines, at the time we had all plans to visit NYC, explore the […]