Our varied perspectives on respect…

Growing up west of the Mississippi, most of my interactions were founded in the same definition of respect. It wasn’t until I migrated east, finding myself in New York City, that I really understood how respect could be viewed differently. For most my life, I thought it meant the same thing to everyone. Most people I surrounded myself with felt the same way, and interestingly, … Continue reading Our varied perspectives on respect…

The art of communication…

What I’ve realized over the years is that each person is wired with different expectations and understanding of what effective communication means. Why this matters? Well some people are looking for more communication and some people are looking for less communication. That means those that look for more are a bit frustrated with the lack of communication or being left in the dark, while the … Continue reading The art of communication…

When the fortune doesn’t come true…

It was a chilly walk from the subway with the dreary New York slush at my feet, the slush that seemed to last for months. I was greeted by the laughter of my friends as we opened the door to one of the city’s trendy speakeasy’s, Employees Only. The entrance passes by a fortune teller that rotates nightly, sometimes a palm reader, sometimes a card … Continue reading When the fortune doesn’t come true…