Entries by Annie Duncan

Richard Sherman: Belief Promotes Behavior

Disclaimer: I’m not a sports-blogger.  But I couldn’t resist writing up something – along with the rest of the world – on Richard Sherman’s behavior and post-game interview with Erin Andrews.  If you haven’t seen it, click here. Fans around the world are divided – they have commented that Sherman should have had more class, […]


Humanizing Work

This past November, I attended a Humanizing Work conference in New York City.  Mark Crowley (well-known writer for Fast Company) gave a compelling and challenging talk regarding leadership in the workplace.   He commented that during the past few years, worker’s needs have changed, but their leaders have not.  This has resulted in workers being dissatisfied with […]

Be thankful. The choice is yours.

This past week, I was reminded by something that I heard at a conference almost a year ago now.  The speaker remarked: The key to unlocking your greatest happiness is thankfulness. With another Thanksgiving coming and going, I’ve spent a lot thinking about how correlated those two things are – thankfulness and happiness. Can you […]

Don’t miss out on the parade.

The other day I was talking about my two nephews (ages 2 and 4) with my mom (age omitted at the request of my momma), and I asked her “Do you think that they will carry on their current personality into adulthood?”  My mom recalled that when I was a kid, I was extremely shy […]

In Remembrance.

From day one of finding out that she had stage four colon cancer, Shonda McCarty Kearns was a cancer survivor…not a cancer victim.  Her survival skills were her optimistic and faithful perspective paired with her contagious spunk and spirit.  When asked how she was feeling, Shonda would respond by saying “I’m at 100%, except for this […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 15

This week, I finished my “Christina-Dudley-triathlon-series” (read more about that series here and here) by reading her latest book, The Beresfords.  The book is a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and was actually chosen as “The Best Modern Adaptation” in 2012 by Austenprose.  Similar to the Fanny Price of Mansfield Park, the book tells the tale of Frannie Price and her coming of age while […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 14

Sequel to Week 13’s Mourning Becomes Cassandra, The Littlest Doubts continues the fun, and at times comical, plot line.  The book also ties up a few loose ends, but not in the way one expects.  Dudley keeps you guessing until the final pages.  And as you finish the book, you’ll wish that the sequel continued into […]

52 Books in a Year: Week 13

Week 13 marks the start of my “Christina-Dudley-triathlon!”  Three weeks in a row, I will read (correction: re-read…because yes they are that good!!) books by the acclaimed Seattle author.  The following is said about Dudley: “Despite dropping out of the Stanford PhD program in English Literature after two piddly years and going don in flames […]