Three Reasons Not To Be A Scrooge

Three Reasons Not to Be a Scrooge

During the Christmas season, we all fall somewhere on the spectrum between Jesus and Mr. Scrooge, between generosity and stinginess. Personally, I’m on the opposite end of the spectrum from Mr. Scrooge. I’m not saying I’m Jesus, but I love giving gifts to people and giving money to charity. Giving is literally one of my favorite things!…

An iced coffee sitting on a white table.

Learning to Speak Your Truth

Earlier this week I popped into a coffee shop after running some errands. I was feeling productive and the weather was feeling hot, so I decided to treat myself to a specialty iced coffee. I ordered my drink and waited at the pick-up counter until my drink was ready and my name was called. When I heard my name I grabbed the cold cup, slipped my straw in through the lid and took a big sip. Instead of a sigh of satisfaction, though, I let out a big sigh of disappointment. My drink was missing something…

A close up picture of Melissa looking down at her laptop, smiling.

How to Be the Boss of Your Own Life

I’ve spent a lot of time waiting – waiting for people, waiting for permission, waiting for progress, waiting for the right thing to come along, and even waiting for the wrong thing to leave me the heck alone. But I’ve realized waiting is a passive approach to life, not an active one…