Do you have someone in your life whom you completely and totally trust? Perhaps a sibling, a spouse, a parent… maybe a friend who crossed your path at some point. Webster’s dictionary defines trust as: “a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Synonyms for trust include: confidence, belief, […]
March 2 is READ ACROSS AMERICA Day. I love to read! I have always loved books and reading. I enjoy fiction and nonfiction. I like to learn. I like to imagine. I really like to get lost in a good story as it comes to life on the pages of a book. March 2 is […]
Every time I speak to groups about my job, I get asked some of the same questions. I’m always surprised by how many misconceptions there are about television weather jobs. This is my attempt to clear up some of the confusion.
Are you happy? Or are you only “Facebook happy?”
When you work in a TV news job there is an assumption made that you must be an extrovert. After all, you seem outgoing on TV. You must love to talk, since that’s all you do. You must love to be around people, because you are in their living room every single morning.
While I think many extroverted people are drawn to the TV news business, there are plenty of introverts forced to play the game.
Why do you follow someone on Twitter? Why do you like a Facebook page? What makes you like a stranger’s photo on Instagram? What motivates you to connect with someone’s network on LinkedIn?
I offended a friend of mine yesterday. I said something – in an email – that was misinterpreted. I didn’t mean for my words to be hurtful or painful. Despite my intent, my friend was offended. When I found out, I felt horribly. I immediately apologized while trying to explain what was misunderstood. Email […]
Being in the public eye, I have long been a subject for scrutiny. I get it. It comes with the territory. You see and hear me. You have an opinion about what you see and hear. In the early days of my TV career, I received handwritten letters (with no […]
I’ve always wanted to write a book. Every time I read a good piece of literature – whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, historical, a classic or even just a really well-written blog – I think to myself, “that’s what I want to do.” I want to find a publishing company that will front me $50,000 so […]
I feel tired… A LOT. How about you? Actually, I think “exhausted” is a better word. Three kids (whom I home-school part-time, a full-time job that forces me from sleep at 2 AM, dance, basketball, house cleaning, dinner, laundry, bills, church and charity events, speaking engagements, demands of marriage and family… the list seems endless. […]