Target has closed. Carson’s is in the process of closing. The town is going to hell in a hand basket as my grandma would say!! Wait a minute. When is the last time I shopped at Carson’s or Target? Well…. probably not in at least 6 months. Maybe longer. Why? I shop online. While sitting … Continue reading Community and Connection
When you hear the words, “White Privilege” what do you think? I will share what I thought when I first learned of white privilege a few years ago. I was one of the individuals in the pilot program for Cultural Competency training where I work. It was a 9-week program which was facilitated by our Diversity … Continue reading Got Privilege?
Isn’t it Ironic? Yes, if you are a child of the 90’s I can almost guarantee that you just starting singing “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette. The lyrics are running through my head as I write this post and it takes me back to high school and I remember signing her songs at the top of … Continue reading Isn’t It Ironic?
Sticks and Stones If you are anything like me, you immediately said “may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Who hasn’t grown up hearing that saying and repeating it to their friends at the playground? I remember saying this, with a slight (okay more than slight) attitude when I thought someone was … Continue reading Sticks and Stones
For those of you who have watched “What Women Want” you may recall the part of the movie with the Nike commercial: You don’t stand in front of a mirror before a run… and wonder what the road will think of your outfit. You don’t have to listen to its jokes and pretend they’re funny. … Continue reading About Running
I recently wrote another blog post titled, Vulnerability Isn’t Easy. As I continue to spend time focusing on myself, how I show up in my life and what stressors I have I also realize the same is true for authenticity. Authenticity isn’t easy either! I can picture my dad telling me as a child-nothing good … Continue reading Authenticity Isn’t Easy Either….
The World’s Greatest _____________________ Fill in the blank with your name. Every single person in every country, city or town around the world can fill in the blank with their name to make a true statement. I am the World’s Greatest Tracy Braman. There is no other just like me. Or like you. I am … Continue reading The World’s Greatest ________ .
I didn’t hear the phrase radical candor until a couple of weeks ago. I am part of a coach training program with a goal of becoming an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach. We have a cohort that is going through the training program together and we have weekly readings and posts that we do … Continue reading Radical Candor
Have you ever thought about how many stories you tell yourself during the day? The stories that I am talking about are the ones that you create in your head about something that happened or someone's intentions. These stories can surface so fast that you don't even realize you are telling yourself a story. You … Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Life is like wake surfing. In wake surfing if you move your foot too far left or right, lean too far forward, place too much pressure on your back foot you risk falling. Depending on the abruptness of the movement the fall is anything but graceful. Regardless of the fall, you think about what happened, … Continue reading Life is all about balance.