5 ways to conquer your fear of public speaking

Does the thought of giving a presentation give you hives? Do you freeze when someone hands you a microphone? Instead of butterflies in your stomach, do you have a blender? You’re not alone. Glossophobia, or speech anxiety, is a real thing. The word stems from the Greek glōssa, meaning tongue, and phobos, meaning fear or dread. It’s estimated that 75%

Meatballs, Kindles, and Conversation

Last night, while slurping up spaghetti and meatballs, my husband, daughter and I shared some lively table conversation. After reading an article in our small, community newspaper that addressed the possibility of our city building a local library in the next year or two, we launched into discussion about responsible use of tax dollars, cost-benefit analysis, convenience of location, and

Someday Starts Today

Do you have a dream? An idea you hope will SOMEDAY come to fruition? You know…SOMEDAY I’ll have the time to write a book. SOMEDAY I’ll start my own business. Well, my SOMEDAY has begun. I woke up and realized that SOMEDAY is today.