“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

The first time I wrote about grief — my grief — was in college, several years after my mother’s passing…

“All improvement happens project by project and in no other way.” — Joseph Juran

More commonly known as the 80/20 rule, the Pareto Principle has widespread applications across many different fields such as mathematics, economics, health, and business. So what exactly is it and how can it benefit your organization?

Several variations of the 80/20 rule apply to multiple business areas ranging from project…

And you don’t have to work in Hollywood to benefit from it.

Upon receiving the esteemed Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2020 Golden Globes — an honor given in recognition of an astounding career and contribution to the world of entertainment — national treasure Tom Hanks gave some timeless advice that doesn’t just apply to those in Hollywood.

Speaking to a…

Rosalyn stepped outside, taking in the new day. The rising sun’s rays began warming the castle’s east wall; a thin mist hovered above the ground. She walked across the expansive grounds and down to the dock. Tiny fish darted in between the water lilies. The water changed from clear to…

Erica Spelman

Word Herder, Righter of Grammar Wrongs. I like to write about pop culture, mythology, and finding meaning in unlikely places.

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