man making a decision honesty vs dishonesty

To Tell the Truth

This past summer, my husband and I visited a small resort community for a weekend vacation. One morning, we headed into a breakfast café and immediately knew this was not the spot where we wanted to eat one of our few meals out during our getaway. While the restaurant was popular and trendy, we were…

Cheerful multiracial colleagues looking at camera in office

Habits of Happy People

I’m a sucker for lists, so I loved one that I came upon recently called “Nine Habits Happy People Ditched a Long Time Ago,” which are as follows: They don’t compare themselves to other people. They don’t need to succeed on their own. They don’t ignore an obvious source of fun. They don’t wish for…

Everyone has a story

Everyone Has a Story

One of the reasons I love to read novels is the fact that they remind me that everyone has a story. As soon as I start a new book, I begin to learn about the events, relationships, and natural tendencies that make up that person’s life story. I remember hearing recently that young people today…

The benefits of fear

BOO! The Benefits of Fear

The sun is setting sooner than I thought it would. Wouldn’t it be funny if I got lost in the woods? I’m not really in the woods, this is just a park. Stop being dramatic. It’s really getting dark out. The path took us pretty close to the edge of the cliff, watch your feet.…

The little things

The Little Things

Once, I went into a little shop to buy a box of popcorn. When the cashier gave me my change, I registered that it was $5.00 more than I was expecting. At first, I assumed that I was probably wrong (math is not my forte), but as I walked away, I added it up and…

Cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security

Confidentiality? It’s personal.

A recent acquaintance asked me the classic question “What do you do for a living?”. Knowing he meant my paying job, I shared “I work in privacy and compliance”. His next comment was even more classic: “I guess you can’t say much about that”. I’m frequently asked questions or posed with dilemmas about ‘what is…

Individual culture

Individual Culture

Many companies strive to create an intentional culture. Top leaders of the company identify the core values of the organization and create policies and procedures which reflect those values. Employees then have a clear understanding of what to expect and how to function in their jobs.  In many ways, we as individuals benefit greatly from…