The Power of One

A peacock made of holiday lights at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI.

Confession: I cringe when I hear the saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” It’s a great way for this social content creator to lose lunch. Focus, however. That we could all hone in. Any lovely little trick or tool to help us turn off the distractions and excuses to […]

Crazy Little Thing Called Love in Business

Shalicia Johnson of ArrowStar Photography and Laura Paisley Beck of Wa'am Writes at a workshop in Madison, WI.

What does love have to do with business? Nearly everything for entrepreneurs. In a time where hate takes over the daily (and hourly) news, and the holidays remind some people of a long history in which religion was used as a powerful excuse to rewrite origin stories, justify racism and conquer land, we need to […]

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free – Creating Safe Space For Those in Hiding

Laura Paisley Beck is among plants as if in hide and seek.

Remember when you were a child playing hide and seek? We learned a phrase to invite all those still in hiding to safely reveal themselves. The phrase I called out was, “Olly Olly Oxen Free.” This centuries old phrase evolved orally into countless incantations but the meaning remains the same: Come out. Be free without […]