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…

Endure less, enjoy more

Endure Less, Enjoy More

On a recent car ride, our family noticed a big shaggy dog hanging halfway out the window of the car driving next to us. Everything about this dog represented complete and utter enjoyment. With absolute abandon, our furry friend let his tongue hang out, his nose sniffed the air rushing past him, and his eyes…

What’s the Rush

What’s the Rush?

Recently, my mother-in-law needed help to decipher a phone number left on her answering machine. The message was from a representative at a landscape contractor scheduled to do some work outside her home. I sat with her and listened to the message at least ten times, trying to understand the phone number left by the…