The Art of Potential
- The Art of Potential Adventure of a Lifetime
So we are about to do a family vacation across the US, Griswald style. Instead of the woody wagon, we have the Honda Odyssey, complete with a dvd player. Thank God for technology. Why talk to your children when you can plug them directly into a movie? The trip came together rather haphazardly. My husband, […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Is It Big Enough for Your Fabulousness?
Personally I’m all for a big house for all of us. As the saying goes, “home is where the heart is” and in a big house there is plenty of space to spread out and try different things. In a big house we can designate whole rooms for certain purposes such as the TV room, […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Darling, You Look Marvelous
At some point each day, we have to decide what to wear. Some days we look great, and other days we look even better. Each day, we wake up with the energy we use to make it through the day. We also use that same energy to design our lives, go by the grocery store, […]Read More
- The Art of Potential How to Have Grace Under Pressure
Oh, to be the person who confidently withstands the onslaught of life! You know the ones, the world is crashing around them and they appear effortless as they manage multiple fires. From what I have observed, it is these folks who make it to the top of the heap because everyone else has crashed burned […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Wait, Wait, Don't Waitlist Me!
With room for 3,960 in its incoming class, UNC placed 2,256 students on their waitlist in 2010. Eventually they accepted 487. With room for 1,312 in their incoming class, Princeton University waitlisted 1,451 and eventually admitted 164. Of the 1,095 students waitlisted at Amherst in 2010, the school took zero. And UCLA did not use […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Up
“Energy flows, where attention goes.” Recently I have been around a lot of people dealing with challenges; a cancer diagnosis, a job loss, a college rejection, a physical beating, a terminally ill dog, an unexpected divorce, unexpected death of a parent, and various other life altering events. As my high school friend told me after […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 3 Ways to get Money for College
Since the beginning of their lives, young people have been groomed for college. Years are spent preparing them to get into the best schools. Then it happens – college application time. While students are focused on tweaking their application essays, many parents are secretly wondering how they are going to pay for the college experience […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 3 Strategies for Keeping Calm in the Midst of Change
As a career counselor I work with people in transition all the time. Some enter the change voluntarily by deciding they want to find a job in line with their values or calling and others are thrust into it; the employer lets them go or their marriage dissolves, they graduate from college, and they suddenly […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 3 Tips to Raising a Child
By some definitions a blog is an opinion piece. As you will notice many of my blogging colleagues use factual research to support their opinions. Me, not so much. You are about to read a piece on parenting and I urge you to keep in mind this is my opinion. I have nothing factual to […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Really Living
“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace When we are children we believe we can conquer the world. We are going to fly to the moon, discover new lands, be famous movie stars, sail the seas, save the planet from the bad guys, and perform miracles upon request. It was a […]Read More
- The Art of Potential How to Cue Your Fabulousness Whenever Needed
In the game of pool there is a ‘cue’ ball that strikes the other balls and through its motion, directs the other balls where they need go. Whether we are on the look out for a new career opportunity or simply trying to survive this holiday season, how we strike others will determine how they […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 2 Simple Ways to Make This the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Washington, DC has some of the worst traffic in the nation. It is not uncommon to wait for the same light to turn from red, to green, to yellow, and back to red, without moving an inch. This paired with the fact that people in Washington like to have holiday parties in downtown DC makes […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Bloom… Damn It!
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin I’d love for this to be an inspirational column but right now I’m feeling it might be more of a venting session. I can’t begin to tell you how many […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Help! Help! I'm Being Depressed!
For those who love Monty Python’s and the Holy Grail as much as I do, you will notice that this is a modification on the famous dialogue between the King Arthur, ruler of the Britons, and Dennis, the peasant who did not vote for King Arthur. Dennis is not in favor of the dictatorship which […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Forget the Pity Party
As a school counselor it has been my sincere pleasure in life to work with thousands of families from all different racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds. I’ve worked with traditional families in which there was a father, mother, two children and a dog, as well as ones that have two moms, two dads, one parent, […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 4 'Must-Do' Tips for Applying to College
College application season is upon us, and seniors from around the area are looking for higher educational opportunities that will take them into their bright futures. Having worked with thousands of families during this process, I’ve had the unique experience of seeing what works and what does not when it comes to getting those compelling […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 10 Tips in Making it Through the College Application Process
College application season is upon us and finally all that hard work is going to pay off. Students are busy writing their essays, moms and dads are busy trying not to nag, and college admission’s counselors are traveling at neck breaking speed around the nation trying to encourage applicants to apply. Here are a few tips […]Read More
- The Art of Potential Five Hassle-Free Ways to Save Money
Recently I had award winning author Laura Adams, aka “Money Girl” on the Art of Potential show to share easy ways to maximize your hard earned money. She authors the top-rated Money Girl podcast that has been downloaded over 10 million times; to listen to a podcast of our interview click here. Laura has taken […]Read More
- The Art of Potential How to Catch A Case of "Spirit"
As I learned in my recent radio interview with him, Rev. Haywood Holderness is not a man with outspoken opinions until you ask him if it is our responsibility to feed each other. Suddenly this gentle giant gets fired up and if you aren’t donating food to your local food bank my advice is to run and do […]Read More
- The Art of Potential 3 Tips to be Happier or Make Someone Else Happy Now
For many of us, happiness is like a unicorn, something exquistly beautiful that is just beyond our reach. Whether it is more money, a more supportive family, a healthier body, or fill in the blank with your personal desire, many of us have this idea that happiness is just around the corner. While it is […]Read More