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A Few Ways to Master the Velvet Hammer (as in marrying tough and kind)

You’ve surely met this human: the great leader-type. Brilliant, get-it-done-ers, total inspirations. You know where they stand without being intimidated. They’re warm, but real. Honest and likable. Confident and accommodating. As we say it Texas… they’re a velvet hammer. It’s the person who flawlessly marries being tough and being kind. It can be hard to say how you really feel and to ask...

Is it time for your silent retreat? Notes on stepping back…

There was an assumption I always (always) made: if this is the path I’m pursuing in life – this work, these mediums, this career – then the constant use of all things social media was just part of the gig. A nature of the beast. Something to accept and fit into my schedule. Post more and post often. Show the...
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