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Haunting Hints of Joy

Today while scrolling my LinkedIn feed, I saw a post shared by a fellow connection sharing four ways we can manage stress. The first point was to let go of the past and be present. A concept that is much simpler said than done. Despite the complexity of bringing this concept to life, the message it shares I wholeheartedly agree with. 

As much as I love Halloween and the entire holiday season that is upon us. It never fails to prove to be a much-needed wake-up call on my current struggle of finding balance in my life. Yesterday, as I was carefully mixing our secret recipes for the haunting HR Cocktails (the main event at the Leadership Arts five-year anniversary Halloween Bash), I found myself thinking- I’m tired. Which was the transparent honest truth, with the demands of one my busiest seasons of work, my desire for a month packed of family fall fun and my personal health being under attack by allergies and the common cold virus – I was tired. Tired as we prepared to celebrate a monumental milestone and I just wanted to go home and curl up in bed (unicorn one-sie and all).


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A Door Closes

This morning marked the official ending of yet another chapter in my life. This has been a current trend for me as I continue to navigate my path to my true purpose. I have found that my path requires letting go of things that no longer serve me, saying no to incredible opportunities that aren’t aligned, and closing a few doors so the universe is able to open new ones. 

When it comes to my business it has always had only one guidepost, people. I took a leap of faith into entrepreneurship because of my desire to help people. Specifically, people in their workplaces – I’ve said it time and time again, I am an HR Practitioner at heart. It is at the core of all the work I do. When it comes to conversations regarding business, I want to discuss the people that are making the potential for that business possible (I also seem to have a slight bias toward P words, ever since I wrote my first book, From Heart to HRart). Nevertheless, the concept of helping people, or the subject of business and people, even HR is an entirely broad scope. 

This October, the company that came to be as a result of my leap of faith is celebrating its fifth year and I can’t help but find myself in a place of reflection and deep-rooted gratitude. Gratitude for the people who have shown up on this journey and have served as guideposts that molded and evolved Leadership Arts Associates to what it is today. 

I’d like to take a moment and recognize five significant guideposts…


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My Three Daily Qigong Practices

Qigong is described by the National Qigong Association as, “a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.” I have found that I have begun to experience the true benefits of Qigong by integrating practices into my daily life. For personal healing and transformation, self-cultivation of Qi is key and having a daily practice a 20-45 minute Qigong workout is ideal, however engaging in any sort of practice for even a few minutes stills serves you on your healing path. In this article, I’d like to share with you the three Qigong practices that I use every day.


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I Do What I Want!

When Samm started Leadership Arts Associates in 2014 we always said that one day the business would be in a place that I would come on board and start an HR consulting side of the business.  In 2016 the opportunity came for me to be able to leave the corporate world and become a partner at Leadership Arts Associates with Samm. I would be lying if I said that it was an easy decision because even though I was ridiculously excited about the opportunity it was scary.  The thought of leaving the safety of the corporate world with a guaranteed paycheck and good insurance through my employer to go into business ownership that had no guarantees for success definitely made this a decision that was not made quickly. Not being the type of personality to do something just because it is comfortable or easy, with the support of my family, I made the leap and came on board at Leadership Arts Associates.


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Respect and Understanding

Title VII is a part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it makes discrimination in almost all employment action in regards to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy or national origin illegal.  Title VII is applicable to most employers (with some exceptions) with 15 or more employees. When Title VII was created it was meant to make employers judge candidates and employees based on their ability to do the job and not any of the now protected classes.  Some areas of employment action that fall into this are hiring, firing and promotions.  


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