The Time Will Pass Anyway

Colin Wright is quoted as saying, “You have one life to do everything you’re ever going to do. Act accordingly,” and I thought, How will I ever do all I want to do in this one short and unpredictable existence on earth? I panicked. Everything I’m ever going to do on earth must happen now.... Continue Reading →


Finding My Voice

“We must become job creators, not job seekers.” ~ Marisa Cleveland After attending my first academic conference, where I had my first academic paper published (thanks to my super, amazing, supportive co-author husband), I’m finding my voice. This first paper, Toward Understanding the Impact of Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills on Community Engagement, sets the stage for... Continue Reading →


Let’s talk about the importance of the stereotypical cheerleader. I know the sport of cheerleading has many meanings. I was that girl in high school on the competitive team where each athlete had to have the skills of a gymnast balanced by the stamina of a marathon runner and the strength of a weight lifter.... Continue Reading →


I've been waiting for this age for over four decades! I never knew when it would come, or if I'd even appreciate it when it did, but it's finally here, and I'm excited to say I'm smart enough to take advantage of it. I've finally reached the age where my own opinions and my own... Continue Reading →


Is there a cure for low self-esteem? More carrots? A smoothie? Sunlight? Chocolate cake? For too many years, I pursued a career designed to make me feel worth... less. Not worthless, but worth less than others in the same job title doing similar job functions. But I continued down that same path year after year,... Continue Reading →

Country Asian

"I didn't know Asians liked country music." Some of you reading this know my story. Others do not. I'm pretty mellow, low key, and unassuming. I'm grateful to wake up every morning, have a passion for products Made in the U.S.A., and appreciate being able to support our local economy. Blake Shelton inspired me to... Continue Reading →

Yes, let’s do this

"Yes, let's do this." That's how it started. Three people reuniting for dinner after a summer spent apart, and in the midst of sharing experiences, an idea germinated into action. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala Joins New Global Heart Imprint Venture Naples, Florida (December 2014) - The Seymour Agency, in collaboration with Collier County Commissioner... Continue Reading →

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