Live Your Legend Challenge # 6 – What difference do you want to make?


It's a total cliché statement, and I even have a sticker of it right here on my laptop - Be the change you wish to see in the world. (Sidenote: although this is attributed to Ghandi, it's really a condensed version of what he said.) But anyway, it's still a decent concept to live by.  … Continue reading Live Your Legend Challenge # 6 – What difference do you want to make?

Live Your Legend Challenge #5 – The Elevator Pitch


Doesn't everyone love a good story? As a writer, an artist and a budding public speaker, I am constantly thinking of the next story to tell.  I write from the heart and I find that personal stories resonate with others. I enjoy writing for others too, like today's post on the NFED blog. My best speaking … Continue reading Live Your Legend Challenge #5 – The Elevator Pitch

Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #3 – What Do People Thank You For?


Today's prompt is: What do people thank you for? Or- What do you love helping people with? What do people thank me for is kind of a tough one to answer without sounding like I'm tooting my own horn. So I'll take the second question, Alex. I love helping people by teaching them how to solve … Continue reading Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #3 – What Do People Thank You For?

Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #2 – What Makes You Angry About the World?


Today's prompt is: What makes me angry about the world? Our culture of rampant, unchecked consumption is what makes me angry about this world! It may be mostly an American problem - or a "first world problem", though there's certainly trickle-down effects on the rest of the world (anyone want our old electronics?). If you … Continue reading Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #2 – What Makes You Angry About the World?

Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #1 – Tell Your Story


Hello friends, I've found myself another blog challenge to follow! This one is from Live Your Legend. When I began this blog back in 2013 (whuut), I simply wanted to share my experience as a person living with EEC. I hoped that by sharing my story, I could help others affected by this condition. Talking … Continue reading Live Your Legend Blog Challenge #1 – Tell Your Story

Touchy Feet


My next toastmaster speech project is supposed to be a "touching speech," It's practicing  how to convey emotion through storytelling. Instead of just saying "Billy felt sad because he wasn't invited to Joey's birthday party", you'd tell the story of Billy watching his friends pass by on their way to Joey's party and wondering why … Continue reading Touchy Feet

Throwback Thursday – Little House on the Prairie


If I've ever loved anything in my life it has been the Little House books. Last year, my mom gave me a new book, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, and I was once again able to connect with a kindred spirit from so long ago. The book contains some early drafts of Little House in the Big … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Little House on the Prairie