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Cauliflower

I grew up calling those white flowering florets wrapped in plastic at the grocery store call-ah-flower. Now I can't say if it just took me 45+ years to notice it, or it's because it sounds so different it struck me to pay notice now. But sometimes, I hear English-as-a-first-language people refer to it as cuh-lee-flower. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that everything you can replace with cauliflower is now in high demand so there's a grand influx of people having cauliflower discussions making the usage more prominent. Usually, the only time you would say that word in a small talk discussion was over making a veggie tray. Now there's radio ads promoting the latest pizza crust…
Heather
December 5, 2021
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Time, Time Everywhere is Time

Time. You can share it, donate it, commit it, dominate it, sell it and cherish it. It spends all the same, alone or together. Where were you when 9/11 happened? This is a question that everyone has an answer to because they spent it in that moment of realty with you regardless of where they were and it brought you to a shared moment of emotional connection. I think of the singular moments I spend alone in time and all the moments I spend, like currency, at big events in time with thousands of people sharing that moment. Yet, the moment I lived in our big ole house in Iowa, rocking my baby boy in our bedroom. The windows were…
Heather
June 12, 2021
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It’s My Pleasure

I found this article over the weekend and wanted to share it because I feel it's a helpful reminder to look at how words really matter. Just as simple as whether your glass is half empty or half full, it's how you look at it. I am confident that we all want to have the best conversations and outcomes with ourselves and our customers every day. Sometimes, it's tough.  Whether it's disagreeing on solutions to problems or working with people who have problems they expect us to solve, how we frame it up and serve it back can have more likely positive outcomes simply by what we say.  A couple weeks ago, Tai found an article from our guy Dennis…
Heather
April 15, 2021
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Beneath the Gates

I decided to dig out the mixed media art mindset I used to have. At times when there were no words, I would make art speak for me. Been a loooooong time as words tend to come easy for me. Yet the hours spent in searching, cutting, gluing and mixing textures and pictures to articulate reality is actually rather relaxing. I recommend everyone explores ways to express their original feelings derived from their own opinions in ways that release you from reality. Only if for a little while. I call this piece, Living Beneath the Gates. For me it displays how I feel we, the majority and working class fuel the financial engines of the elitists - at a high,…
Heather
March 24, 2021
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Ain’t My First Rodeo

As my generation hits the half way point of life here on earth averages, and start to see a higer percentage of risks adding in to the inevitable, I take comfort in knowing at my age I can use the phrase, This ain't my first rodeo More and more into relevant conversations about experience. I suppose it's the little things that make up for the bigger things. Like rodeos. Go find some rodeos and some firsts and enjoy some little things for yourself. Thanks for reading, Heather
Heather
March 14, 2021
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Keep on Keeping on

Things the mean girl in my head says to me: Why do I spend all this free time on building web posts and podcasts? I'm already sitting for my job as it is and now I sit in the same position even longer to do it. I bet people think you're crazy for doing it too and are tired of you talking about it. Me, in response to my own worst critic to nicely shut up: Why do I write and say things in a permanent record format? ie podcasts and public website entries of thoughts, ideas and beliefs? Because when is the last time they can say they sat alone with their own beliefs and original thoughts out loud,…
Heather
March 14, 2021
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The Silence I Fear Most.

The silence keeps growing. More and more silence.  We talk to less people.  We share less and less original thoughts.  We fear what may happen to our job, friends, family, marriage, children ... if we say what we think. And feel.  We walk on egg shells without crushing any more. Tread silently. Not realizing what all this silence means.  What staying silent will mean. They have taken our voice.  We have let them in a chance of finding a better version of ourselves. We are now Ariel in a new dry world.  How will we find the happy ending? How will we once sing freely again? One thing I can’t be silent about. Sadly. As a woman entrepreneur, I don’t qualify…
Heather
March 7, 2021
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Here’s Your Shirt and Here’s Our Reality.

I can’t help but see these photos of the flocks of people- victims to criminals to traffickers and everyone in between from countries unknown - thousands upon thousands at a time. No waiting in line. No registration. No documents. To make this even more hysterical as we defund police and military, while increasing perks to living off the American grid for free, they get a free Biden t-shirt on their way across. Pass on thru. Here’s your free t-shirt. Enjoy the ride. bahahahahhahahahhahahahahah. This is real life. This. Is. Real. Life. I think about the logistics, implementation and system necessary to get some poor dedicated interns to have the balls to go outside our border to ask in fifty languages…
Heather
March 6, 2021
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I double-dog dare you to disagree

I started thinking about all the ways the media is trying to make each other hate each other while losing sight of the values that bind us together. It's down right head scratching maddening. And then I realized I bet everyone - no matter what 'sides' you decided to sign up for - I think you'd agree and question how we got here. It wasn't like this and we all know it. We all just want freedom and the American dream we painted on our definition canvas of #Winning. Same Skies to thee so Shine So there's the first thing we can agree on. If we can agree with that one thing... What else can we agree on? What else…
Heather
February 26, 2021
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Pitbull and me.

Thank you, Pitbull. I can't believe it took nearly five months to stumble upon this truth he spoke openly last fall. His wisdom on the double standards and how many CEO's 'buy low and sell high' validates my thought of why more influencers like Pitbull need to speak out, regardless of the short-term ramifications NOW. Perhaps he believes it's time to buy low and bet on more than 75 million of of who will support him for standing tall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5KIAftglPM We know at least 75 million adults were counted who voted for the Americans First movement versus selling us out overseas. The 75 million of us who are hopeful that together, we can finally get all of us in the…
Heather
February 16, 2021